Blackhawks Podcast Preview: Murphy Contract And The Defense

Connor Murphy #5, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Connor Murphy #5, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

We are back for episode two of the Blackhawk Up podcast! Luckily there was some Blackhawks news to discuss with the Connor Murphy contract worth 4.4 million for the next four seasons, that will be a big topic of discussion today!

The Chicago Blackhawks improved their blue line by extending Connor Murphy.

That will be a big topic of discussion today as well as some contract drama around the league with the news of Jesperi Kotkaniemi being offer sheeted by the Carolina Hurricanes. Patrick and I will definitely enjoy a laugh over that news as it does not involve the Hawks and is entertaining for fans around the league.


Murphy’s Contract

The Murphy contract is big news for the team. They now have one of their best defensemen locked in a team-friendly price for the next few seasons. Chicago definitely has bought in on their blue line.

The New and Improved Defense

With the Jones brothers and Jake McCabe, the blue line has a couple of new people on the ice. This change definitely improves the team.

Fleury’s Impact 

Fleury is a Vezina Trophy winner, and a Stanley Cup Champion, adding him to the roster provides stability in the net. Pat and I shared our thoughts on this addition.

The Importance of Defense

What was the best part of the Blackhawks championship years in 2010, 2013, and 2015? Well, it is kind of hard to argue against the blueline.

Looking at The Hurricanes/Canadiens Drama

Some very fun and exciting things going on around the league right now. Usually, drama like the Hurricanes Canadiens Kotkaniemi situation is not seen in the NHL. It is a nice distraction during the down days of the offseason.

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