17 episodes

Some call them the Jordan and Pippen of hockey podcasting. Others, more appropriately, call them the Kane and Toews. They just call themselves Laz and Powers. Back for another season, The Athletic's Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers bring you a twice-weekly, in depth look at everything happening in the world of The Chicago Blackhawks.

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Some call them the Jordan and Pippen of hockey podcasting. Others, more appropriately, call them the Kane and Toews. They just call themselves Laz and Powers. Back for another season, The Athletic's Mark Lazerus and Scott Powers bring you a twice-weekly, in depth look at everything happening in the world of The Chicago Blackhawks.

    A New Hope

    A New Hope

    For the first time in a long time, it's all sunshine and rainbows in Blackhawks land, and Scott and Mark discuss just how sustainable this impressive surge is. They also debate whether Patrick Kane is the greatest American player ever, whether Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal-scorer ever, and just how long Joel Quenneville's standing ovation will be on Tuesday night. They also dive into The Athletic's player poll and what it all means.

    • 35 min
    Blackhawks prospect mailbag

    Blackhawks prospect mailbag

    Scott flew solo for this one. Without Laz, he was relied on the assistance of many Twitter questions about Blackhawks prospects. Of course, there was talk about Max Shalunov and whether he'll ever come over. There were questions and answers about Ian Mitchell, Nicolas Beaudin, Jake Wise, Alex Vlasic, Alec Regula and many more prospects. Scott also got into the depth of the Blackhawks' prospect pool and who could crack the NHL lineup in the coming years.

    • 38 min
    A win's a win

    A win's a win

    Standings points matter, not style points, and the Blackhawks got two against the historically bad Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Winners of six of their last eight, the plucky Blackhawks are keeping themselves in the postseason conversation. Scott and Mark get into the hows and whys, and wonder if it might be time to take the reins off Adam Boqvist. Also, would Alex Nylander — a healthy scratch again — be better off with some time in Rockford? And would the Blackhawks be willing to send him there? That and more in the latest Laz & Powers.

    • 21 min
    Happy Holidays?

    Happy Holidays?

    Fresh off two impressive road wins over Winnipeg and Colorado, the Blackhawks are back on the upswing in this wild roller coaster of a season. Was the Colorado win a truly defining moment, or was it just another pleasant blip on the radar? Scott and Mark get into that, discuss Brent Seabrook's injury situation, Corey Crawford's future, Dylan Sikura's non-existent leash, and how Mark's daughter ruined Christmas in kindergarten.

    • 34 min
    Ch-ch-ch-changes?

    Ch-ch-ch-changes?

    A therapeutic victory over the Wild on Sunday night briefly soothed a savage fan base, but it's going to take more than one win to turn the Blackhawks' season around. Scott and Mark discuss whether big changes need to be made, whether it's on the ice, behind the bench or in the front office. They also try to figure out why Alex Nylander has been getting such a longer leash than just about every other young Blackhawks player, and answer several listener questions about Robin Lehner's long-term future, Alex DeBrincat's goal drought and much more.

    • 48 min
    Reckless revenge?

    Reckless revenge?

    Dominik Kubalik has finally been elevated to the top line, so the podcast has officially run its course. But the show must go on, so Scott and Mark weigh in on the Blackhawks' shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes, and whether it's worth dropping the gloves to defend a teammate in a one-goal game when it's going to leave you shorthanded. They also talk about Robin Lehner's latest heroics (and latest shootout woes), and whether Jeremy Colliton needs to yell more at the officials. That and more in the latest Laz & Powers.

    • 24 min

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