On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, TSN’s Craig Button joins the show to explain his final NHL Draft rankings, why there was fluctuation in his list and who the Blackhawks should take at No. 3 overall.

Pat Boyle, Slavko Bekovic and Charlie Roumeliotis then offer their biggest takeaways from the Button interview and how much the latest rankings have changed their view of who the Blackhawks may select.

0:35 – Craig Button describes his ranking methodology
3:35 – Bowen Byram still a lock to be a No. 1 defenseman
5:30 – How adding Byram to Blackhawks prospect group would look
8:00 – Is there any debate Byram is the third-ranked prospect?
8:50 – Cole Caufield checking all the pre-draft boxes
12:05 – Is there an edge to Caufield’s game?
13:30 – Could Caufield fit in the Blackhawks top-6?
17:00 – Why Craig is so high on Matthew Boldy
19:20 – Does Trevor Zegras have any downside?
20:50 – Why Vasili Podkolzin’s stock is dropping
22:25 – Concerns about Alex Turcotte’s ceiling
23:45 – Concerns about Dylan Cozens’ NHL position
25:10 – The Blackhawks will select…
27:05 – Why the Blackhawks can’t go wrong with the third pick
29:45 – Bowen Byram’s fit with the Blackhawks
32:15 – Question marks about some of the top other prospects?

Blackhawks Talk Podcast


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Hawks Talk Podcast: TSN’s Craig Button explains final NHL Draft rankings and Blackhawks pick at No. 3