Welcome to Episode 3 of “The Friday Show,” where Brandon sits down with Scott Powers of The Athletic and picks his brain about all things Blackhawks and hockey.
Powers shares how covering the organization has changed throughout the years, how he evaluates prospects, why he became interested in Max Shalunov’s story and more.
Powers is the lead hockey writer for The Athletic Chicago. He previously covered the Blackhawks and White Sox for ESPN Chicago, and has written for The Daily Herald and Chicago Sun-Times and has been a sports journalist in Chicago for the past 15 years. You can follow Powers on Twitter and read his work at The Athletic.
Enjoy this interview, and thank you as always for continuing to support the Second City Hockey podcasts!
(Start to 6:20) How covering the Blackhawks has changed throughout the years
(6:20-9:25) How having Mark Lazerus join The Athletic has helped him
(9:25-12:25) How Powers evaluates prospects
(12:25-16:30) Dylan Sikura buzz and what’s next?
(17:00-20:15) Where did the interest in Max Shaulnov’s come from?
(20:15-22:00) What was Shaulnov’s reaction to seeing Powers in Slovakia?
(22:00-23:26) How does Powers spend his down time on the beat
(23:26-24:22) Powers’ favorite NHL city to visit
(24:22-25:27) If Powers wasn’t covering he’d like to cover... basketball?
(25:27-27:02) Covering ex-Hawks would be fun
(27:02 to end) How Powers will spend the rest of the offseason
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