Tag: Jamal Mayers

Production, scoring and Bickell

How much should a third and fourth line produce?  That was a topic of conversation during last night’s postgame show, following the Blackhawks loss in Pittsburgh. All four lines need to be productive, but in the National Hockey League, only two lines are counted on to score, consistently.  The Blackhawks have gotten that; thus the... Read more »

The intangible difference with the Blackhawks

Barry Trotz, the head coach of the Predators, made a fascinating observation on Monday. “If you change one player, it changes the whole chemistry on your team,” he said. Jamal Mayers has done that for the Blackhawks this year. He’s anchored a fast and physical fourth line, while adding seasoned leadership in the room. You... Read more »