Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers is a co-host of a new weekly hockey radio show in St. Louis, and Jonathan Toews joined his former teammate during its debut this afternoon.
Toews spoke briefly today with Mayers, Andy Strickland and Andy McDonald on their new show, Hockey Sense Live, which airs on CBS Sports 902 from 2 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Toews congratulated Mayers on his new gig — “it looks like your second career is well under way” — and talked about the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup banner ceremony and their season-opening victory.
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“It was obviously a pretty cool thing,” Toews told the trio of the ceremony, which ended with eight youth hockey players handing the banner over to the Blackhawks before it was hung in the rafters. “The Hawks do such a good job of putting on events like that; they do it right in so many different ways. It was a special moment. The boys were excited, and they (were) eager to get past it and get on with the game. We were sloppy in the first, but we got better as the game went.”
Mayers, who was in Chicago on Sunday to receive his Stanley Cup championship ring in a private ceremony, has been making the transition to the media side this fall. He made his NHL Network debut on Sept. 25.