The Windy City Benders Podcast

WCBPodcast

Just a couple of the boys getting together to talk Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, and all things hockey

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Episode 162 ~ .500 Hockey isn’t Good Enough The Guys break down the last two weeks of Blackhawks hockey and discuss how going 3-3 isn’t going to cut it anymore but they are able to appreciate that there is improvements being made. They discuss which player they are more worried about with the lack of offense in Dach or Kubalik and how the team needs much more offense from guys other than DeBrincat, Jones, and Kane. Tanner also brings up some interesting goalie stats since the Derek King era has started and they break down the few roster moves/injuries that have gone on the past two weeks. NHL Talk Includes: ~Islanders are bad ~Ovi is a monster ~Montreal Cleans House +Much more Listen to this and more today! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com! Hosts:  Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @TannerHouston wcbenders.com Merch: shopwcbp.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast #NHL #ChicagoBlackhawks #HockeyPodcast

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Dec 6

1 hr 15 min

All good things must come to an end. The guys breakdown the Hawks first trip to Seattle, try to calm peoples nerves about Kirby Dach, getting spanked by the Oilers and what we hope to see these next four games.  Also touch on Florida still being good, Ovi being a freak stick, Canada might be boycotting the Olympics and what that could mean for other countries, and we talk a look at the old “If you aren’t in the playoffs by American Thanksgiving” stat and Tanner gives his takes on who he thinks is truly out and who will fall out of position.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com! Hosts:  Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @TannerHouston wcbenders.com Merch: shopwcbp.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast #NHL #ChicagoBlackhawks #HockeyPodcast

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Nov 22

1 hr 11 min

We're going streaking! What a difference a week makes as the Hawks go on a three game win streak and the guys breakdown each game and some bright spots in each one and also talk where the team still needs to improve. Then preview the next few games on the west coast trip. They also talk injury updates to Hagel, Entwistle, Kalynuk, and Caleb Jones. They also touch on Hossa and Wilson finally getting inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame!  Switching up to NHL Talk the guys talk about Floridas fall which somehow turns in to Tanner convincing himself that Jack Campbell is coming to Chicago.  Other NHL Topics include: ~Ovi passes Hull ~The Phil now has the 3rd longest ironman streak ~Jack Eichel surgery update ~Colby Cave honored Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com! Hosts:  Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @TannerHouston wcbenders.com Merch: shopwcbp.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast #NHL #ChicagoBlackhawks #HockeyPodcast

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Nov 15

1 hr 15 min

Hockey season is in full effect and finally Jarom and Tanner have some interesting things to talk about! First up in Hawks Talk, the boys wrap up the past week of games that saw the team get their first win of the season but also drop the next two. They talk about how this team needs to figure out how to start each game well and put up a full 60 minute performance and how frustrating it is that they cant seem to figure this out. They also discuss the much needed coaching change and what they hope Derek King will bring to this team to help get them back on track. Marc-Andre Fleury has a new mask and Tanner breaks down the meaning of the design and how awesome it is. Finally to wrap up Hawks talk they discuss Brad Aldrich being X off the Stanley Cup and take a look at the results of an instagram poll asking if more names need to come off. NHL Talk Topics include: -Florida is a wagon -McDavid is a real life cheat code -Jack Eichel finally gets dealt Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Nov 8

1 hr 14 min

The guys are back for an episode they wish they didnt have to talk about but needs to be addressed. The Blackhawks Sexual Assault Investigation was released and it was worse than originally reported. Kyle Beach revealed himself to be John Doe and the domino effect was in full swing with Front office members losing their jobs, Coach Q resignation, and the start of a real culture change. We also address Kane and Toews missing the boat during their interviews, how cancel culture needs to allow people/teams to make things right, and how its ok to still be a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual abuse the National Sexual Assault Hotline is: 1-800-656-4673 The guys also talk about the Hawks last three games and the winless month of October and how the time is now to make a coaching change and start completely fresh from management down to the benches. They wrap things up with Team, Player, and Shock of the Month for October. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Nov 1

1 hr 22 min

Tanner is back from his Mexico Honeymoon where he was lucky enough to see zero Blackhawks hockey games. So Jarom catches him up to speed on the disaster that is the 2021/2022 Season. They try to figure out how soon does a move have to be made to save the season and is it a Colliton only fix or do bigger moves have to be made. This episode is all over the place so strap in because it is a wild ride. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Oct 26

1 hr 3 min

Jarom is solo this week and after a brutal 0-3-1 start to the Blackhawks season Jarom needs to vent a bit. It is almost as ugly as the Hawks play as he is all over the place giving you a look at his live reaction to yet another Hawks lose and questions what is next for this team and where do they go? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Oct 20

23 min 50 sec

It is officially opening week across the NHL and the line ups are starting to take shape so Jarom and Tanner are here to talk about the projected opening night roster for your Chicago Blackhawks.  They talk the position battles between Hagel, Kurashev, and Entwistle for the Toews Line and the last spot on the 3rd d pairing. Then Jarom and Tanner talk about what they expect to happen this season when it comes to the Hawks and try to set the bar for where their expectations are. They wrap up Hawks Talk with some bold predictions for the upcoming season.  Switching over to NHL Talk the guys touch on Price entering the NHL Assistance Program and the latest edition of the Montreal and Carolina Petty War. They wrap up NHL Talk giving their picks for playoff bound teams in each division, and their super earlier preseason Stanley Cup Final and Winner picks.  The boys wrap the show up with a Draft that has the twist of picking who will win the 5 major player awards this season. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Oct 11

1 hr 22 min

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are one week away from Chicago Blackhawks regular season hockey and the boys are absolutely giddy about it! They are so excited they jump right into this weeks draft topic "Top Three Favorite Moments of the Hockey Season" which to the surprise of them it lead to a little debate on whats good and what isn't. Before jumping into the show, they make a big announcement that WCBP merch is now available and the first 13 listeners to use the code Benders13 gets 13% off their order! So be sure to check out shopwcbp.com today! Getting in to Hawks Talk, the guys talk about Brett Connelly getting placed on waivers which somehow got them on the topic of Dylan Strome and Alex Nylander and if they really have a place on this team, where they fit in, and how much longer until Stan pulls the plug on his prove others wrong project. After that they touch on Reichel getting sent down to Rockford and why it is a good move, Wyatt Kalynuk missing the start of the season, de Haan playing last year on a broken fricken leg, and wrap up Hawks Talk gushing over our guy Alex DeBrincat. Switching gears to NHL Talk, there is a baby step update on the Jack Eichel situation, the Evander Kane saga just gets absolutely more ridiculous, Lehner is Challenging the NHL and culture of the way players are forced to manage pain/injuries, and ask the question is Florida the new home of the greatest rivalry in hockey? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow! Check out our official merch over at shopwcbp.com!

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Oct 7

1 hr 8 min

Its episode 153 of the WCBPodcast and the boys are back and absolutely buzzing with training camps open and preseason games starting up.  In Hawks Talk, Training Camp opens, Toews is back on the ice, Jones finding motivation from the hate he is getting this off season and MAF is looking sexy in in his new pads. The guys also touch on the team being 100% vaccinated, the confusing helmet sponsor, and a Blackhawks legend calls it a career.  Switching things over to NHL talks the guys are just all over the board with topics that include: ~Jack Eichel Saga contines ~Evander Kane gets cleared… kind of ~Panarin says no to the C ~Kaprizov signs ~Plus much more Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Sep 27

1 hr 17 min

The Guys are back after a week off to recharge a bit before the long haul of the season gets going and they touch on the little bit of hockey news that’s out there. Hockey season is upon us as the Blackhawks social media was in full swing posting photos of the ice being painted ahead of the start of the 2021-2022 season. Speaking of getting ready for the season, Malcom Subban drops an absolutely amazing tribute to Tony Esposito on his mask for the season. Although the guys hope we don’t see it in action this year. (2:25-5:02) The Chicago Blackhawks announce key dates for next years schedule that include celebrating Patrick Kanes 1k achievement, honoring former Hawks Andrew Shaw, Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Pat Foley. The guys also discuss one very noticeable name not on the list in Corey Crawford and they ask if that’s weird or not? (5:03-14:53) With Training Camp and preseason right around the corner the guys take a look at what some potential storylines the Hawks might have going into this upcoming season. The talk Jonathan Toews and if he’s going to be good to go, What veterans might find themselves on the outside looking on and which younger players might be taking their place. A topic that has been huge on this show this off season is who will fill in the last two opening on defense, how will Marc-Andre Fleury and Kevin Lankinen split time in the net this upcoming season. The last big story line the guys talk about is how long of a leash does Coach Colliton have and will we see a quick firing if this team isn’t performing right away? (14:55-49:48) Switching over to NHL Talk, Jesperi Kotkaniemi is Carolina bound after Montreal refuses to match the Canes offer sheet. Now the question is how the hell does his contract work for next year? The Islanders made a bunch of signings that felt like were already done back when free agency opened up and they also announced Zach Parise will be coming to the island. Buffalo makes a pair of deals and no they don’t involve Jack Eichel. Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion announces the rebuild in Ottawa is over and its time to win. The guys look at what type of contract Brady Tkachuck might sign. To wrap up NHL Talk the guys discuss the NHL going back to the Olympics and how badly we feel for Team China having to go against NHL Canada and NHL USA. Jarom also asks if this is going to be the most stacked Olympic ice hockey event ever? (51:00-01:14:32) The guys wrap up the show with the latest edition of Starting Line Ups, this week drafting the best players to play for Team USA in the Olympics. (01:14:35-01:26:00) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Sep 13

1 hr 27 min

Jarom and Tanner are back for the long anticipated (by Super Fan Ben) 151th episode ( Yes Jarom really said 151th) In this episode the guys talk the Connor Murphy extension and how he has developed into that top pairing role extremely well. They then break down how the rest of the Blackhawks backend could possibly look with Seth Jones, Jake McCabe, Calvin de Haan, Riley Stillman seemingly locked in to opening night spots and Wyatt Kalynuk, Caleb Jones, Ian Mitchell, and Nicolas Beaudin fighting for spots. (3:29-20:52) Then continuing gushing over the Hawks lineup the looking at the amazing goalie duo of MAF and Lankinen and how stupid it is that the Hawks fell in to this combo. Jarom ask how much would Tanner want to resign MAF for and then they look into goalies in the system and ask who gets moved Subban or Delia? (20:54-30:23) Other Hawks Talk topics include John Quenneville and Dominik Kahun playing overseas, Patrick Sharp going back to his roots, and Steve Konroyd and Jamal Mayers out as in-studio analyst and Colby Cohen is in (30:25-38:39) Switching Gear to NHL Talk the guys talk Svechnikov and Couturier signing matching 8 year tickets on the same day. Finding out Carolina knows how to hold on to a grudge and oh boy are they super petty (and we are 100 percent for more petty drama like this). Olympic news should be coming this week and the pools are set for next winters games. This lead us to a side track conversation of the continued Jack Eichel/Buffalo Sabres stalemate. (38:40-1:07:11) The guys wrap up the show with he latest draft inspired by a reddit post from u/NorthernBuffalo. Your 5 team no trade list and lets just say the usual suspects are there and one pick that just blows Tanners mind (1:07:12-1:14:00) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Sep 1

1 hr 17 min

Sad Summer continued this past week as the hockey world lost 5 more brothers. Jarom and Tanner talk about the passing of New York Rangers Legend Rod Gilbert and the tragic passing of three junior players Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma, and Parker Magnuson, and they try to wrap their head around the sudden passing of former Chicago Blackhawk Jimmy Hayes who Patrick Kane called the greatest teammate he ever had. (2:30-14:10) Evander Kane is in the news again as he picks up another Scumbag of the week award, Jarom says not to talk about it but then goes ahead and breaks down why he is lucky enough to get this award again. (14:11-16:24) Switching gears to Hawks Talk the guys break down the news of MacKenzie Entwistle signing a two year extension that will see him rocking the Hawks sweater through the 2023-2024 season and why this is a great bottom six signing. Focus gets switched over to new players means new numbers! Tyler Johnson, Jake McCabe, and Jujhar Khaira get their new numbers in a social media post that went viral because someone forget to spell check Marc-Andre Fleury before posting the imagine on social. Speaking of MAF going viral, video of him just stopping a 5-0 made its rounds on the internet and all the guys can say is lets go! (16:25-27:30) Elvis Merzļikins who promised to give his son the middle name of Matiss in honor of the goalie giving his life to save him and his wife stayed true to his word when he welcomed Knox Matiss Merzlikins to the world and had a hilarious story to go with it. (27:33-29:35) Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 amazing season and the only thing missing from his list of achievements is a Stanley Cup. This gave the guys this weeks Starting Line Up theme... Best players to never when a Stanley Cup. The Guys made their picks from retired players and were not allowed to select Hank. (29:36-45:05) Finally the guys see an interesting question on R/hockey,, what recorded seems like it can be realistically broken? Guys toss a few out there and basically come to the conclusion old time hockey players were freaks. (45:06-56:35) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Aug 25

56 min 34 sec

We are deep into the dog days of summer and what that means is very little hockey news is coming out. Jarom and Tanner share a perfect example of this as one of the top post on hockey reddit is how far each NHL Arena is from a Costco (the UC is only 1.7 miles away from one for a top three finish).  Not much on the Hawks Talk front, the team announced the signing of forward Alex Nylander to a 1 year prove it deal. The guys discuss what this means going forward with this team and how some people feel this was a steal of a deal while they argue that it will be Nyladers last chance in Chicago. Tanner talks about the growing frustration that he wants Nylander to work but isn’t sure he is capable of being the guy. Jarom talks about how he sees a lot of similarities between Nylander and Strome and how it might be best to just move on from both. The shift to the other semi-hawks news, former Stanley Cup Champion Viktor Stalberg announces his retirement from hockey and to tie all of Hawks Talk together the guys touch on how Nylander needs to adapt his game to the style of Stalberg. NHL Talk, the guys address the major news that dropped earlier in the day.. Jersey ads are coming and no one is happy about it. From worrying where the ads will go to which sponsor will be on each jersey to just the fear of Euro Style jerseys coming to the NHL. Tanner takes a look at some of the remaining RFAs and ask why are they not being signed and even makes a pitch for the New Jersey Devils to toss a few offer sheets out there. They wrap up NHL Talk with the latest in the Jack Eichel Saga in Buffalo and one New York Rangers Podcast making a pitch for the team to #FreeEichel. The Boys wrap the show up with the latest round of Starting Line Ups. This week they are selecting the Top Hawks Drafted Outside of the First Round (since 200) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Aug 18

1 hr 29 min

Jarom and Tanner are back and boy was this a rough week when it came to former Blackhawks. Right before the guys got on to record new broke that Hockey Hall of Famer and Chicago Blackhawks Legend Tony Esposito had passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. They guys talked about the legacy of the Hawks all time leader in wins and how dominant he was through out his career. Sadly that wasn't all for bad news, they guys touch on former Blackhawk and current radio color analyst Troy Murray announcing he has cancer. Switching to some happier news the guys talk about their guy Hagel finally getting signed to a nice 3 year deal that if he keeps up what he did last season will set him up for a nice pay day in three years. They then look at what the top two lines could be and get excited that there arent really bad combos. They touch on Hardmans new deal and discuss with the cap all but spent these depth guys will be important when injuries happen. The guys then wonder what is going on with Nylander and if he even has a spot on this team anymore. Finally they wrap up Hawks Talk with comments Marc Andre Fleury talking to the media and this got the guys pumped. NHL talk was spent looking at the latest contracts that have been signed, including Nurse, Hart, and Shesterkin. Finally the guys wrap thing up playing a little game of "Draft" where they Drafted Three Forwards, Two Defensemen, and One Goalie that fit a theme. This episodes theme was "Players you forgot/never knew played for the Hawks" Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Aug 11

1 hr 6 min

He is IN! The three best words to come across Chicago Blackhawks news in a long time!  Jarom and Tanner break down the free agency additions and subtractions for the Hawks and take a look at what Seth Jones, Jake McCabe, Tyler Johnson and Jujhar Kharia add to this line up and where they fit. They break down what this teams depth chart looks like as of right now and why it is super exciting to have so many options all while still having to sign Hagel and Nylander to their new deals. Tanner once talks about why the Hawks won the Seth Jones trade and gives other ways to look at why the contract makes sense and what we gave up was the right amount.  Then the news we all have been waiting for, Marc-Andre Fleury announces that he is coming to Chicago and Jarom and Tanner just imagine what the MAF Revenge Tour is going to be like and how amazing this is going to be for Kevin Lankinen learning from an all time great. They wrap up Hawks Talk with super early predictions for next season and give an update on the latest on the Sexual Assault investigation.  Switching gears to NHL Talk, Evander Kane has found himself in hot water after his soon to be ex-wife took to Instagram to throw claims that include Kane gambled on San Jose Sharks games and possibly did things to help push things in his favor.  Speaking of drama, the Jack Eichel saga with Buffalo seems to be getting dicer as Eichels agents released a statement doubling down on the lack of effort by Buffalo to move the star player while also not allowing him to get a procedure done that his camp feels is needed for his recovery.  Finally the guys wrap the show up talking some of the bigger names and contracts to be handed out during the first few days of free agency. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Aug 4

1 hr 11 min

Jarom and Tanner are back with a late last minute recording after some breaking news.  On this episode the guys give their real time reaction to the Blackhawks Trading Brent Seabrook to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Tyler Johnson and a 2023 2nd round pick. They try to figure out why this move happened and try to figure out how Johnson fits on this team,. They also try to make heads and tails of the Marc-Andre Fleury trade from Vegas Golden Knights and how they hope he decides to play. Seth Jones was the butt end of a lot of jokes this past season but the guys will tell you why you are wrong and despite over paying on his extension this was a good move. Finally they wrap things up with a little love to our favorite former Hawk niklas Hjlamarsson. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jul 28

1 hr 5 min

Tanners back and boy was there a lot to go over!  We kick things off talking about Luke Prokop who became the first player to be under a NHL contract and to come out as gay. Tanner also touches on the heroic actions of Matiss Kivlenieks. Hawks Talk Tanner gives his take on the Keith trade and then they discuss the rumored asking price for Seth Jones and if it really comes down to it wait one more year to see if he hits the open market.  They break down the Hawks protected list and what the best case scenario for the expansion draft. They wrap Hawks talk up with the idea of taking Goalie Jesper Wallstedt 11th overall this Friday. NHL Talk Topics include: Buy outs and Trades Rinne Retires Seattle is going to be good What the hell was Montreal thinking? Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jul 20

1 hr 10 min

Jarom is solo to bring you the breaking news of Duncan Keith being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. In this episode he thanks Keith for what he did for the city of Chicago and the Blackhawks Organization, he breaks down why this is a great move and what it could potentially bring this off season and he tries to talk to Oiler fans to embrace what Keith brings to their team and to direct their anger at Ken Holland.  Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jul 13

31 min 6 sec

Hockey Season is officially over but that means its officially silly season time! On this episode Jarom and Tanner talk about the great news from Jonathan Toews but question the timing off it a little bit. They discuss Duncan Keiths trade request so he could be closer to his son and they look at what teams make the most sense and what should be expected in a return for Keith.  Also talking about what Jarom is calling one of the most boring Cup Final in recent memory, Kuch with an all time presser, what’s next for the cap tight champs? We wrap things up with the sad new of the passing of Columbus Blue Jacket Goalie Matiss Kivlenieks. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and the Columbus Blue Jacket organization. Other topics include: -Key Dates in July -LA sneaking into a good team -VT91 wants out of St Louis Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jul 9

1 hr 5 min

Jarom and Tanner are back for what was a pretty tough episode to record given the topics they have to discuss. First they talk a little bit about the Stanley Cup Final and how they hope for a Game 7.  Jarom catches you up on what we know now about the on going scandal facing the Hawks and regrading former video coach Brad Aldrich. what is happening, and try to imagine what is next for this once great organization.  Other topics include: Pat Foley, Jack Eichel, David Pastrnak, and more. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jun 29

1 hr 5 min

The boys are back with lots to talk about this week! Rumor season is upon us and the Hawks are in the thick of it being connected to Seth Jones, Dougie Hamilton, and Tanners new favorite player Jack Eichel. They talk why Jones is the better option than Hamilton and Tanner talks going nuclear and go the Toronto route of all offense and zero defense. They do the first edition of Top 3 where they each pick the three best flows in hockey. Tanner fan boys over the 2003 draft class 18 years later and the guys recap the playoff action and drama. Finally they wrap things up talking about a story out of the NFL. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jun 23

1 hr 11 min

Jarom and Tanner are back with loads to talk about with the Hawks and the rest of the NHL! For Hawks Talk the guys talk Hagel, Beaudin, and Pirri winning gold with Team Canada and how that topped off an amazing year for Hagel. They discuss Lukas Reichel signing his entry level deal and where he might fit in with the club next season. They wrap up Hawks Talk taking a look back at the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks who recently celebrated 11 years since winning the first of three Cups. They switch to NHL Talk where they talk Stephen Johns premature retirement due to confusion related injuries, Gallant to the Rangers and why that’s an amazing fit, Buffalo possibly reaching a new low, and Tanner hypes of Jack Eichel to the Blackhawks to create the greatest American line ever. They finally wrap things up with taking a look at the Stanley Cup playoffs Semifinals. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jun 15

1 hr 6 min

Jarom and Tanner are back talking the Scheifele suspension, Colorado’s domination and what could be the start of the next Dynasty it the NHL, updates on the 2nd round action, and various hockey news. Dont forget to head over to Draftkings.com and use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jun 7

49 min 38 sec

Jarom and Tanner are back talking some big names rumored to be on the Hawks list of moves this off season and put together a pretty solid package for Seth Jones that would change the look of this team immediately. They also talk the Draft Lottery and how this years draft class will be extremely interesting due to the covid pandemic. The guys then try to wrap their heads around what the hell is wrong in Toronto and ask if maybe Leaf Fans need to just accept the fact they are a 1 and done playoff team. They wrap things up catching up on the rest of the leagues playoff match ups. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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Jun 3

1 hr 15 min

Jarom and Tanner are back with a quick updated on the current playoff series, Tavares brutal injury and the best duo in hockey Kadri and 1st round suspensions. They then switch gears wrapping up the 2021 season for the Hawks, talked the good and the bad. Give out their picks for the teams Hart, Norris, Calder and Vezina winners, and they look to next season and why they are excited for puck drop already. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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May 24

1 hr 19 min

Jarom and Tanner are back giving you their super late playoff predictions (based on their brackets they filled out), they talk a little bit about the playoff games that have already been played, and they even give who they think are the Calder, Norris, Hart, Jack Adams, and Vezina award winners. They wrap up the show with Jay and Chris Cimoch who are the founder and Co-Owners of Cimoch Hockey Training. They discuss what CHT is all about, who they are working with and what their ultimate goal is for the company. Check them out today: https://www.facebook.com/CimochHockeyTraining/ https://www.cimochht.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cimoch_hockey_training/ Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WCBPodcast. Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Spotify. Also leave us a review over on Apple Podcast as well to help the show grow!

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May 20

1 hr 24 min

Jarom and Tanner are back with a quick weekly recap of the Hawks week against Carolina and Delia getting a shot once again to show what he can do.  The real stories this week come from NHL talking where they talk Tom Wilson vs New York Rangers, Department of Player Safety, McDavid is a freak, Milestone Frenzy, and much more.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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May 10

1 hr

Jarom and Tanner are back to talk the absolutely devastating week of Blackhawks Hockey that all but basically eliminated them from playoff contention. They also talk about Andrew Shaw retiring at the age of 29 and how it is a bummer that not many dynasty era guys have been able to go out on their own terms. They wrap things up with general hockey talk that includes Kovy wanting to come back to the NHL, Jagr getting ready for season 34, AHL canceled playoffs and much more. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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May 3

57 min 26 sec

The Podcast turns 4 years old and we are celebrating with a huge interview episode. Jarom and Tanner are joined by none other than 2 time Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg! They talk growing up playing the game and what it took for Kris to make the jump from dreamer to NHLer. Kris relives the 2010 cup run and talks about how he wishes the 2015 was a little bit different for him. We then hear a lot about his new project Klevr and the amazing goals they have (sign up for the Beta app at klevr.ai) and we wrap things up with some rapid fire question including an amazing Phil Kessel story Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Apr 29

50 min 39 sec

Jarom and Tanner are back breaking down the Hawks blowing their shot at passing Nashville in the standings and if there is any chance they can make the playoffs now. We get a Toews updates, and Stillman extension breaks before we start recording.  They switch gears to NHL Talk breaking down the teams in the playoff so far, who can clinch next and who we hope miss the playoffs. Vancouvers impressive post covid run and their hilarious big win against the Leafs, Crosby is a beast breaking a franchise record and one more step towards a league record, and wrap things up with Robin Lehner vs NHL drama involving covid, vaccines, and alleged promises. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Apr 26

49 min 37 sec

Jarom and Tanner are back to break down the Hawks Trade Deadline deals and discuss if Bowman hit a home run or struck out. They then break down last weeks games and talk about the huge 3 game series against Nashville that will ultimately decided if this team is a contender or pretender. They wrap things up breaking down Hall to Boston, why Mantha to Washington was more even than people think, Toronto all in and much more! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Apr 19

1 hr 16 min

They guys are back talking the Hawks latest set back on their road to a playoff spot and wonder where is the teams defense at? They also talk about the Hawks big trade with Florida and what the possible return on Janmark could be.  They switch their focus to the rest of the league and talk about the moves already being made and what we could expect come Mondays deadline.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Apr 12

58 min 48 sec

Presented by Draft Kings: use code THPN for a free entry! Jarom and Tanner make a comeback after taking Easter Sunday off, they talk the Hawks last 5 games and take a long serious talk about whether or not this team is a legitimate playoff team or not. Tanner asks if Philipp Grubauer is just Antti Niemi 2.0?  They also play catch up on McDavid and MacKinnion playing by street rules, Colorado tearing it up and the Sabres are a wagon! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Apr 8

1 hr 23 min

Presented by Draft Kings! Use promo code THPN for exclusive offers! Jarom and Tanner are back for another edition of WCBPodcast and you know who else is back? Kirby Dach, ever heard of him? The guys talk 2 big wins vs Florida, Lankinen's continued dominance, Kirbys return, and take a look at the final 20 games on the schedule as they make their playoff push. Taking a look at the rest of the league the guys discuss Zibanejad being a Flyer killer, Buffalo what are you doing?, few predeadline trades being made, and look at the Tim Peel incident. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @wcbpodcast Make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, YouTube, and Spotify Leave reviews on Apple Podcast as well!

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Mar 29

1 hr 1 min

Presented by Draft Kings: use code THPN for a free entry! Episode 127 is here and Jarom and Tanner break down the continued skid that Hawks have found themselves in and how important this week will be for the hunt for the playoffs. They also talk Bowman’s comments about talking on bad contracts, trading Strome, and Toews and Dach minor updates. Tanner wraps things up in NHL Talk with his new favorite weekly segment Buffalo is trash! 

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Mar 22

1 hr 7 min

Presented by Draft Kings: use code THPN for a free entry! Jarom and Tanner break down the Hawks recent slump, Kaner 1K, Jonathan Toews first sighting, and talk midseason surprises and disappointments from the Hawks. They switch gears to give out Midseason Awards for the Hart, Vezina, Norris, and Calder. They discuss the ESPN Tv deal and Tanner gives his takes on the Binnington contract.

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Mar 15

1 hr 9 min

Presented by Draft Kings: use code THPN for a free entry! We are officially in a new era of WCBPodcast! This episode marks the first of many episodes apart of The Hockey Podcast Network! On this episode we breakdown the Hawks amazing play over the last 3 games, Kaners 400th goal, DeBrincats 100th Goal and 200th Point, and talk about the legacy Brent Seabrook is leaving now that he officially retired. We wrap things up with some NHL talk that includes Walter Gretzky passing, Daryl Sutter back in the NHL, Wilson suspended...again, and Buffalo what are you? Hosts: Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @Broliethegoalie thehockeypodcastnetwork.com wcbenders.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast

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Mar 8

1 hr 21 min

On this Episode Tanner and Jarom break down the last week of Hawks games, as is Subban even good?, and talk how important the month of March is going to be. They also talk Panarins Russia drama, the mental midget that is Jordan Binnington, and give their whos hot and whos not for February. Hosts: Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @Broliethegoalie wcbenders.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast

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Mar 1

1 hr 6 min

Jarom and Tanner are back and boy are they having fun with the Hawks season. They break down the amazing run the Hawks are on and how exciting it is to watch the kids play this year including Lankinen, Kurashev, Suter, Hagel, Mitchell, and more. They also talk Lake Tahoe, Crosby 1000, Auston Matthews hot start and much more Hosts: Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @Broliethegoalie wcbenders.com Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast

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Feb 22

1 hr 10 min

The guys are back after a week off and man was there a lot to talk about with the Hawks since we last recorded. Tightly fought games, points in almost every game, and the players are starting to buy in to Collitons system. But for as much as we had ready for Hawks Talk the same cant be said for NHL Talk where they just wing it as they go.

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Feb 8

59 min 54 sec

Jarom and Tanner are back and a little distracted with the Hawks playing at the same time as they record. They break down the losing streak reaching 4 games, coming home and finally getting that first win against Detroit, Lankinen stepping up in a big way, and the dominant Hawks power play. They also discuss the Laine/PLD swap, the Washington Russians breaking covid protocol, NBCSN shutting down, and much more.

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Jan 25

1 hr 4 min

Hockey is officially back! Jarom and Tanner ask themselves if maybe they didn’t set the bar low enough got the Hawks. They break down the first two games against defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and preview the first game against Coach Q and the Florida Panthers. They also discuss why extending Colliton is the right move for the Hawks. They wrap things up by looking at some news from around the league. Hosts: Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @Broliethegoalie wcbenders.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Benders Podcast

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Jan 18

1 hr 8 min

NHL is almost back! Puck drops in just two days for the Hawks so Jarom and Tanner break down what to expect this upcoming season and where you should put your expectations. They also talk Toews and Dach being out, Crawford retiring and so much more! Hosts: Jarom @ZachJarom Tanner @Broliethegoalie wcbenders.com Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast

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Jan 11

1 hr 13 min

The Nightmare that is 2020 is finally at its end and while it was a brutal year it wasn’t all that bad. We got the honor to talk with a Hall of Famer, Hometown Hero, Cult Leader, Hawks Insider, and the personality that inspired the show. So relive some of those interviews and look forward to the good 2021 can bring! Have ideas on what kind of content or interviews you want to see next year? Leave a comment here, DM us on instagram (@WCBPodcast) or email wcbpodcast@gmail.com Eddie Belfour 7:09-29:52 Frank of Hockey Illuminati 29:53-45:59 Scott Powers (Full interview) 46:00-1:05:33 Steve Dangle (Full Interview) 1:05:34-1:33:24 Scott Darling (Full Interview) 1:33:26-end

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Dec 2020

2 hr 18 min

Christmas came early as the NHL announces it is coming back January 13th! Jarom and Tanner break down how this season will be different then other seasons and give way to early predictions on who makes the playoffs and wins Lord Stanleys Cup! This could very well be the last new episode of 2020 so thank you Benders for tuning in this year and making this show what it is. We can’t wait to see what 2021 brings us and lord knows it will beat 2020!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

Tanner and Jarom are joined by the one and only Nolly as he makes his epic return to WCBP! Topics include: Baseless Trade Rumors All RFA Team NHL is coming back...Maybe New Division Breakdowns and Dream Fights wcbenders.com

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Dec 2020

56 min 55 sec

They are finally here! The NHL and Adidas dropped the long rumored and talked about Reverse Retro Jerseys and man where there some absolute hit and absolute misses. The Guys are joined by good Friend Rossy who covers the Florida Panthers for HockeyBuzz (https://www.hockeybuzz.com/team/Florida-Panthers) They took full advantage of him coming on and talked a little Panther Hockey (1:05) Then they get into reviewing all 31 Reverse Retro Jerseys and talk about the good, the bad, and the just plain bad. (15:20) Then they wrap things up with giving there top and bottom three jerseys (1:31:05)

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Nov 2020

1 hr 37 min

Tanner and Jarom are back and they brought some friends. With little to zero hockey news out there Nayder and Meegan joined the boys for a fun episode. Hey NHL, what the hell is going and are the Coyotes the biggest joke in the league? (0:00-13:52). The boys are kind of excited about the Reverse Retro Jerseys (13:53-24:29) Our friend Scott Darling is making his way back to the NHL (24:30-30:40) Meegans Corner is Back and he’s coming for the OHL (30:45-39:30) They wrap things up with a large round of Riding Pine (40:13-1:10:37) wcbenders.com Twitter: @WCBPodcast Instagram: @WCBPodcast Facebook: The Windy City Bender Podcast

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Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

Tanner and Jarom are back talking some little but big news around the Chicago Blackhawks as well as around the NHL. (1:45-38:00) The Blackhawks sent out an email to season ticket holders confirming what we already knew, its a rebuild. Stan Bowman went on a media tour to try and explain what it really meant and to the surprise of many Jarom was on Stans side. (38:02-45:47) Our good friend Frank from Hockey Illuminati proposed an interesting trade between the Hawks and Leafs so we break it down and if we were Stan Bowman what would we do. (Love you frank this was all in good fun!) (45:49-end) Other NHL Talk including status of the All Star game and Winter Classic, 4th Jerseys, Doc Emrick calls it a career, and where will some of the bigger UFAs land!

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Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min