Eddie Olczyk Returning To The Booth
According to a report from Kevin Allen at USA Today, Eddie Olczyk will return to the national broadcast booth on Wednesday night to call the Blackhawks-Blues game on NBCSN alongside Doc Emrick.
Allen reports Olczyk also plans to join Pat Foley for the Blackhawks’ local broadcast on Thursday night in Chicago.
It’s pointed out in the story that “Olczyk is not returning to a full-time schedule, just doing random games when he feels well enough to work.”
35 thoughts on “Eddie Olczyk Returning To The Booth”
This is fantastic! I hope this isnt pressure from NBC because everyone else they have sucks. I also hope this isn’t like Strader coming back last year for a few games.
Eddie please don’t over do but if need be enough cancer survivors here love hockey to volunteer to help with what ever you need as long as no chemo clean run erands etc just to get you back where you belong !
Good luck Eddie. Hope you are feeling better.
Best wishes to Eddie. Always has been one of my favorites. I had a #16 Indian Head sweater in my collection long before this illness.
Good luck Eddie Stay strong
I’m going through breast cancer right now. I know how hard the fight is. Praying for you?
Happy to have Eddie back but only if he is healthy.
Keep fighting Barb. Stay strong and dont let it get you down. Would love to see you stick around here and keep us updated. Prayers sent.
Can’t wait to here you and Foley on Thursday…but don’t tire yourself with too much running around. Love a BR MOM
Konroyd is a very adequate fill in, but NOBODY NOBODY comes close or will EVER compliment The Hall of Famer Foley like you do Eddie-O !!! GOD bless you and your Family especially your Children. (Same for the Young Lady battling this Hideous Disease) Welcome back Eddie-O
Praying for your quick healing, Eddy!! We have missed you! I’m
Best of luck to the Champion Clydesdale on his return and continuing battle. Best of luck to Barb too prayers for both.
Eddie welcome back! Please take care of yourself, you and your family come first. I’m going through chemo myself and I know how tiring it can be. Barb take care of yourself and good luck with your recovery!
This is such great news. Praying for you to have a full recovery! The game isn’t as fun to watch with out you. There’s no better announcers than Pat and Eddie!
Welcome back Eddie, glad to lose that very bland Konroid
Heres to all that gorgeous soft serve.
LT Foley, ice cream. Ice cream LT Foley.
Trolls?, Trolls, mama used to beat them off the porch with a broom.
Once again, another poor performance by a cowardly voice. Too bad…And again, not sure why you want to associate the Roma legend with other participants. Your language is pathetic. A real shame!!!
Now to hockey, nice to see COACH Q sitting Kero down. Many veterans can do the 4th line job ( Cullen at 40 did it two years in a row, for cheap). Thus, once again Bowman was a little too quick to sign Kero who has neither great offensive skills nor defensive skills.
Hopefully, number 8 stays away from injuries. Kane and the HAWKS need him. LOVE his game.
HAPPY to see EDZO back!!!
Message for Stan Bowman: 2 goals by TEUVO tonight!
Fwiw, I’ve never been on hockeybuzz. Must have been someone else with the same name.
Message to TOTTI – 2 goals this year for Teuvo. If you still don’t understand why Teuvo was traded you won’t get it….
Teuvo…making more than Panik. Hmm.
Welcome back Eddie! Looking forward to listening to your insightful analysis for years to come and wishing you a complete recovery. I’ve learned so much from you.
I second Tab’s message to TOTTI. Blackhawks got the better of the trade. Am so sorry about Bick, but getting his contract off the books made sense. Regarding Teuvo: he plays too soft and is not aggressive. The two high round picks the Hawks got in return is a great deal for them.
I liked Teuvo and getting a pick for him that becomes a very soft smallish player like DeBrincat will not solve the lack of size and speed that unfortunately remains a problem.
Its not a popular trade with Hawks fans. What amazes me is he was the prize untouchable prospect for years, scores a key goal in the finals and then he is traded away for minimal value and cap space in a year where they were ultimately eliminated in the first round. And by the way, he is only 23. Yet when a Hawks fan has the nerve to bring it up, the response is “you don’t get it”. No we do get it and the Hawks made a bad trade.
Thx Pete! Finally someone who gets it! Only 23, a cup winner, a MVP of a world Junior championship team as in Finland… Did everything Coach Q asked him to do, play left wing, right wing and centre, and then the GM trades him??? Why, cap issues? No, this GM is clueless. And the drafting of players like Louis and Debrincat is ridiculous! Must we all remind ourselves the make up of those Cup teams. SIZE and SPEED!!!!
We are far from being a cup contender anymore.
Therefore, time to fill the roster with size and speed!!! Our 4th line the last 2 years was made up of DESJARDINS, KRUGER, MASHINTER, TOOTOO, BOUMA, WINGELS and HAYDEN??? That tells you everything we need to know. It’s not BROUWER, BOLLAND, FROLIC, MADDEN, SHAW, EAGER, etc…
No comment on the Hammer for Connor Murphy trade…..!!! Ok…..dumb!
….and one last comment, you cannot ask Sharp to play on a 3rd line with Debrincat who is basically a one dimensional player who wants to be fed one timers and who will not dig the puck out of the corners, or Anisimov who is too slow and not a playmaker????
Sharp has always been a shooter and at his age, asking him to dig the puck out of the boards to feed #12 is a mistake. He should get ice time with TEOWS and PANIK who play that grinding style thus Sharp can still finish. This becomes your 2nd line and then you add size and speed in SAAD to SCHMALTZ and KANE which becomnes your 1st line. Hartman is a right winger and would be a perfect 3rd line player. Coach Q is needs to find balance on hs top 3 lines. He made that same mistake last year moving HOSSA to the 3rd line to play with weaker players. SHARP needs to play with TOEWS.
Add one shooter per line! Then call up Jurco and send number 12 to the AHL.
Totti the next question about the trade is what did they do with the cap space acquired by getting out from under the last year of Bickell’s contract? Answer: Part of it was spent on Brian Campbell who couldn’t skate by the time they got to the playoffs. Remember they had to dress 7 defensemen in game 4 against Nashville because he couldn’t keep up as the Hawks got swept. A #1 seed absolutely smoked by a #8 seed. Until the Hawks win a playoff game I won’t get excited by a fools gold regular season. The reality is that the Hawks have been going steadily downhill since they were knocked out by St Louis in the first round a couple of years ago in a seven game series. That was a really good Hawks team that was better than St Louis and should have gone to the Finals. Unfortunately, Q screwed up the lineup in the first few games of the series and by the time he figured it out the Hawks were in elimination games and the Blues goalie won game 7 for them.
All that being said, I think in general you have to say that Bowman has done a good job. For example, the Panik trade was a great deal for the Hawks. But people should be honest and admit that the Teravainen trade was horrendous and lots of Hawks fans are still unhappy with that move.
The same people who complain about a baby-faced Alex DeBrincat being one-dimensional are STILL crying about Teuvo? Who’s next? Brandon f***ing Pirri? C’mon people… get over Teuvo. He’s proven NOTHING at the NHL level. The Hawks threw him into a deal to clear an awful contract. That’s what happens in a hard cap world. Get over it and move on.
Teuvo’s numbers have been increasing and he is only 23. The Hawks got out from under the last year of a bad contract and did nothing with the space as they got swept anyway in the first round. Sorry. Bad deal.
I’m not going to get into a pissing contest if there are a small number of people that are going to hump the Teuvo bandwagon until the kid retires. He scored 15 goals in 81 games on a bad Carolina team last year and he’s been a terribly one-dimensional player his entire career. I appreciate that’s he’s 23, but in a hard cap world guys who are one dimensional need to be replaced internally every few years. Shaw became Hartman. And Teuvo became DeBrincat. Comparable player (with arguably a ton more offensive upside) for less money and longer control into the future. Get over it. Move on.
Tab, it depends on how Teuvo progresses over the next few years. Personally, I think he is on his way to becoming a point per game player or something close to that. We shall see.
Pete – you see Teuvo being on the same level offensively as Panarin? Because that’s a pt/gm player. And I honestly can’t see it. He’s a nice player who I liked a lot – and thought he was vastly underused by Quenneville. But I think his ceiling is 20 goals and the 45-50 point neighborhood. People screamed about losing not one but two of the Hayes boys because the Hawks lacked size. We (not they – WE) complained about losing Stephen Johns off a thin blue line. Bowman has more than adequately replaced each of them and we’ve found that many Hawks fans (and analysts) overvalue the team’s prospects. Not many guys have left Chicago as a youngster and seen a significant career explosion elsewhere (Leddy is truly the only one in the Bowman era that comes to mind that Bowman traded away who has enjoyed another level of success since the trade).
Tab, if you are right on the ceiling of 45-50 points for TT then I will admit the trade was fine. My complaints and comments have been based upon a prediction of a higher upside than that over the next two years from now. Thank you for the response and the excellent website giving fans the opportunity to comment and in some cases vent.