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Second City Hockey 1 hour ago
Morning Bag Skate: 7-1-22

Morning Bag Skate: 7-1-22

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks Bits: Chicago to play Wild in Milwaukee; a rejected offer for DeBrincat (SCH) Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach (SCH) Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference (SCH) Luke Richardson Q&A: On the Blackhawks rebuild, the draft, Alex DeBrincat, defensive systems (The Athletic) Being hired by Blackhawks affirms Luke Richardson’s...
Second City Hockey 17 hours ago
Blackhawks Bits: Chicago to play Wild in Milwaukee; a rejected offer for DeBrincat

Blackhawks Bits: Chicago to play Wild in Milwaukee; a rejected offer for DeBrincat

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via A few news items from Thursday afternoon. A few quick notes from Thursday afternoon. First, the Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly be playing a neutral-site game in October. According to Dario Melendez, the sports director for WISN 12 in Wisconsin, the Blackhawks will face the Minnesota Wild in October at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Melendez’s initial report was from May, with Thursday’s tweet confirming the Blackhawks’ opponent: Update Just confirmed teams:@NHLBlackhawks and @mnwild at @FiservForum on a Sunday in...
Second City Hockey 20 hours ago
Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach

Musings on Madison, Episode 93 — Blackhawks hire Luke Richardson as head coach

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via This week the crew gives thoughts on the newest head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, Luke Richardson. Welcome to Episode 93 of Musings on Madison, here on the Second City Hockey podcast network, your weekly destination for a roundup of all things involving the Chicago Blackhawks. This week, Dave, Shepard, Mil and Betsy discuss the hiring of new Blackhawks head coach Luke Davidson, the 2022 Stanley Cup Final and the future of Alex DeBrincat. Thank you for tuning in this week! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate us and follow us on...
Second City Hockey Jun 30, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-30-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-30-22

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference (SCH) Luke Richardson Q&A: On the Blackhawks rebuild, the draft, Alex DeBrincat, defensive systems (The Athletic) Being hired by Blackhawks affirms Luke Richardson’s self-belief in coaching abilities (Sun-Times) 5 things we learned about Luke Richardson, including why you might see the new Blackhawks coach in purple (Tribune) Blackhawks notebook:...
Chicago Tribune Jun 29, 2022
5 things we learned about Luke Richardson, including why you might see the new Chicago Blackhawks coach in purple

5 things we learned about Luke Richardson, including why you might see the new Chicago Blackhawks coach in purple

Luke Richardson didn't reveal much in the way of scheme, but he wants the Chicago Blackhawks to play like the national anthem. Yes, you heard that right.
Second City Hockey Jun 29, 2022
Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference

Luke Richardson says all the right things during introductory press conference

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The Blackhawks new coach hit all the right notes in his first media appearance. After a tumultuous 2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks season both on and off the ice, it appears the organization’s ship may be more steady in the immediate future following Wednesday’s introductory press conference for new head coach Luke Richardson. The on-ice future remains murky at the moment, but Richardson’s presence and his words inspired a level of confidence from the head coaching position that has been sorely lacking with the Blackhawks for several...
Second City Hockey Jun 29, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-29-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-29-22

Photo by Perry Nelson/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS What should the Blackhawks do about Kirby Dach? (SCH) Luke Richardson’s mentors say the new Blackhawks coach has a way with players: “going to command respect right away” (Tribune) Blackhawks’ coach hiring checks off first box of long offseason to-do list (Sun-Times) Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild (The Athletic) Report: Luke Richardson to be named Blackhawks head coach (SCH)...
Second City Hockey Jun 28, 2022
What should the Blackhawks do about Kirby Dach?

What should the Blackhawks do about Kirby Dach?

Photo by Will Navarro/NHLI via An analytical look into Dach’s ups and downs this season. Shortly after Kyle Davidson was officially named the General Manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, he announced that the team was going into a rebuild. While Davidson’s continued comments on the current strategy for the Blackhawks feel very different than prior GM Stan Bowman — who seemingly abandoned those rebuilding plans less than year after a letter announced them — one key element to Davidson’s success will be assessing and developing young players already in the...
Second City Hockey Jun 28, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-28-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-28-22

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks’ coach hiring checks off first box of long offseason to-do list (Sun-Times) Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild (The Athletic) Report: Luke Richardson to be named Blackhawks head coach (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic) (NBC Sports Chicago) Introducing Luke Richardson, reportedly the Blackhawks next head coach (SCH) Luke Richardson will need to strike delicate balance...
Chicago Tribune Jun 28, 2022
Luke Richardson’s mentors with the Montreal Canadiens say the new Chicago Blackhawks coach has a way with young players

Luke Richardson’s mentors with the Montreal Canadiens say the new Chicago Blackhawks coach has a way with young players

On the ice or from the bench, new Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson commanded "respect," his former bosses say.
Second City Hockey Jun 27, 2022
MacKenzie Entwistle could be useful — in the right role

MacKenzie Entwistle could be useful — in the right role

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Determining if Entwistle stands out among the Blackhawks abundance of bottom-six players. If it’s one thing the Blackhawks have in abundance, it’s players that can play in the bottom-six — specifically in the fourth-line role. Those players are important when it comes to creating a deep team in which four lines can be rolled with specific responsibilities, but the Blackhawks just aren’t that type of team yet and haven’t been for a few seasons now. At some point, the front office is going to need to start assessing...
Second City Hockey Jun 27, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 6-27-22

Morning Bag Skate: 6-27-22

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Report: Luke Richardson to be named Blackhawks head coach (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic) (NBC Sports Chicago) Introducing Luke Richardson, reportedly the Blackhawks next head coach (SCH) Luke Richardson will need to strike delicate balance while coaching Blackhawks through rebuild (Sun-Times) Blackhawks announce front-office moves to complete hockey operations staff (SCH) (Sun-Times) (NBC Sports Chicago)...
Second City Hockey Jun 24, 2022
Introducing Luke Richardson, reportedly the Blackhawks next head coach

Introducing Luke Richardson, reportedly the Blackhawks next head coach

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ The long-time NHLer will have his first NHL head-coaching gig in Chicago. A flurry of media reports have tabbed Luke Richardson as the Chicago Blackhawks next coach, although an official announcement from the team is yet to arrive. So let’s find out everything we can about the Blackhawks’ next bench boss. Richardson had a lengthy NHL career. Drafted seventh overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1987 NHL Draft, Richardson played 1,417 games across 21 seasons with six different teams, tallying 35 goals and 166 assists in...
Chicago Tribune Jun 24, 2022

Luke Richardson is set to be named the Chicago Blackhawks coach, kickstarting a new era for the team

The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to name Montreal Canadiens assistant Luke Richardson as their new head coach, sources confirmed.
Second City Hockey Jun 24, 2022
Report: Luke Richardson to be named Blackhawks head coach

Report: Luke Richardson to be named Blackhawks head coach

Photo by Sam Morris/ The Blackhawks (reportedly) have their guy. A lengthy search for the Chicago Blackhawks next head coach is reportedly over. According to Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli, the team will be hiring Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Luke Richardson as the team’s next head coach. Hearing Luke Richardson will be the next head coach of the Chicago #Blackhawks.Sources say Richardson and the Hawks are putting the final touches on a contract. Quite the resume for Richardson, who played 1400+ NHL games, 8 years as NHL assistant, 4 years as AHL head...

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