SportsTalk Live: How long will the Blackhawks' streak last?
Mon, 25 Feb 2013|
In the inaugural SportsTalk Live episode, David Kaplan and the panel discuss the Blackhawks' hot streak and how long it could last - 2/25
Take a look at the Blackhawks next nine games only three of these will be against teams with a winning record. Includes the Red Wings the wild it picked up at least support against those three already so how long Rick Morrissey does the streak -- -- Floyd. Or another nineteen games I have I have no idea I I have a question for you like. I think it's gonna go on for awhile I think the -- the bigger question is what happens after that and after that first loss but. For -- you guys what is it about hockey day in and Carcillo mentioned this goaltenders. Is there another sport. Where the goal -- a worse up in a really important player is just pulled after. Half the game or after three games to go with the hot other hot player can you imagine that happening on a regular basis in the NFL with quarterbacks. I mean I pat -- I still I've never gotten a really good explanation. For why that is what's what's the historical basis. Maybe the closest thing is and he's starting pitcher who doesn't have a one night and you pull him after four innings or five innings and he's got to have the stones. To come back the next time and be great not worry about it right 'cause 'cause that was -- thing with Crawford a few weeks ago he worried. Do you pull -- do you pull them I think it was was -- in San Jose. Instead as they and they didn't pull him and that was kind of a confidence boost but you shouldn't have to worry about his competency. In yards but it's -- -- if he's your guy he should be strong and shouldn't worry about being pulled either I mean I just don't I don't get it it's its -- It had beer in there and have pucks coming that you 8090 miles an hour maybe that that changes are you for your prospective big -- at the game last night. And Corey Crawford played Ray Emery have been filling and they -- only -- every game this evening and their four run to pull him. Rick Crawford had a great game and right now the Hawks seem blessed. With them to astounding goaltenders. You talk about how long they're gonna win they might not win tonight I mean this you know they have had real good record they've lost the last three against Edmonton got. So we can happen any time last night was very kind -- sloppy game one to nothing game. Add another one that they've won other games and overtime they won games by blowing out the other team there there -- things that they were impressed about last others is. Winning. 010 game they really like that. Duncan Keith was talking about and how important was to them so you know you win I'm always you can and you don't have to win. In overtime that's considered a point. They've won 91 goal games in the right right and and and mark Lazarus our our Hawks writer does a great job for us mentioned in passing. The possibility of a potential goalie controversy and I don't see it happening I mean I I don't I've talked to both guys both. Goalies and they seem very mellow I I don't I don't see that happening I -- maybe I'm maybe -- because they were reluctant. Crawford -- are very humble last night Arab. Every was every other time every game he -- how absurd is this that this was the big question about them and his team has a one point 74 goals against average great. Number one in the NHL that's not all just goaltending everybody's. Sort of thinking defensively all of a sudden they become one of the best shot blocking teams in the NHL the last -- what happens if they lose today -- a long looters went out or what ever happen whatever the circumstance changed. On the night of that loss. You can never do it again yeah I did like there's going to be if -- these crazy. He's doing weird happenstance and whatever is gonna happen everybody's gonna get very serendipity -- about it and say you know you can never do it again but not out of its hockey. There's so much chance in this sport it's astonishing that this is this streak is where it is I guess it was amazing about cars so low. Television shows up on TV asked a question gets an answer Carcillo reflective. About what kind of player he was headed would never really heard -- I luckily I never got to maverick in his life in his career he didn't want any June because he's better than that. And he didn't like that he was just being thought of as a -- and are -- we're -- Nickname he's got to be smarter than just your car about the when he hurt his need last year. It was when you it was really a cheap shot I can remember the player was pretty good right into the board he's done that to other people right right right and you hate him he's on another team you love him he's if he's on your team. But I think. It's obviously he -- about a Quenneville talked to him about how to play. Right up to that line but not going -- -- maybe you get them to disavow the car bomb nickname. If there was one man who can do and I believe -- -- like changes to the year I don't know I don't know the wagon mom as a -- we wagon up as a family wagon that his name -- that that part of the -- to lose maybe a -- -- interest Arsenal is very -- right I haven't heard -- are you impressed -- There are fresh you know what that did this in her registry -- astounding just never happened before hockey to start out like this. And the question what happens when they lose they have to lose right don't think at some point I mean they only 48 games maybe they don't. I think well maybe that's a debt titans' schedule you're talking about his part of the reason they did adopt this better than everybody else's and or they're in better shape I don't know what the reason is. But the winning all will lead to five practices start the cigarettes there in the all veterans they know each other they got great defenseman. Came in shape. Yeah part Ryan club by the way has been suspended for two games for his hit Friday night he's already served one game of the suspension curious your guys thoughts on -- hit. I'll -- Ryan -- Friday night got we will -- feel dirty and we'll. He came off the bench she gets a two game suspension so difficult to make it quantify. The kind of thing those guys try to do are you trying to protect. Your star players from so -- taken a run at a later in the game you're trying to establish. Your physical reality and what the lines -- thinly drawn between what is even a legal. And what -- suspended -- like it's like an NBA follow what's an NBA if Paul does anybody have any idea what it is no never the ref calls that you think guessing about hockey is nothing but hard surfaces the park. The board so I use the stick everything -- so you can really really hurt somebody if you want to I mean. You see guys effectively having their kiwis cut the other good defensive player of the year last year. The so if you decide to go that edge. It's almost inhumane and I don't know any other sport it's like that where you can do things you run somebody into the -- two very -- -- Kind of let's just Seabrook the other night just block a shot when his mid oh my god had. Not only is a valuable it unless --