Rangers Podcast: The Fall of the Blackhawks

The Blackhawks' championship window closed by their own doing

We almost had a Rangers-Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final in back-to-back seasons, but the Blackhawks lost Game 7 in their conference finals the first year and the Rangers lost Game 7 in their conference finals in the second year. Now it seems like it’s going to be a long, long time until the next time the Rangers and Blackhawks will both be contenders at the same time, and it’s more because of the Blackhawks’ future than the Rangers.

Chief of Barstool Sports joined me to talk about the Blackhawks trading Artemi Panarin and all the roster decisions made by Stan Bowman over the last few seasons, the Blackhawks’ front office dynamics, wasting the remaining prime years of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, the future for Brent Seabrook and when the Blackhawks will be back to being both a playoff team and a contender.