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  • 00:54

    Special Podcast: Pt 1: Tim Sassone Tribute with Kuc, Hedger, Cimaglia & Willhite

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    On this special edition of PuckChatter~Radio, we tribute Tim Sassone, the former 25-year veteran sports writer at the Daily Herald, who covered the Chicago Blackhawks beat for the vast majority of his professional career.  Sassone sadly passed away on March 25, 2014 after battling illness.  He had just turned 58 years old.

    We're joined by 4 former friends, colleagues and competitors of Tim Sassone in this 2-part podcast in tribute to the Sassone.

    Our guests are Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Brian Hedger of NHL.com, Al Cimaglia of Sirius/XM Radio and Lindsey Willhite, former teammate of Sassone's at the Daily Herald and current Public Relations Director for the Chicago Wolves.

    Kuc joins Chris Block toward the end of Part 1, recorded and posted April 1, 2015, to discuss the latest Blackhawks news including Patrick Kane returning to practice with his teammates for the first time since fracturing his collarbone in a game on February 24th.

    Part 2 rejoins the Kuc conversation as he shares his experiences and stories of his great friend, Sassone. Then Lindsey Willhite calls in to recount following Sassone around the day the Blackhawks clinched the 2010 Stanley Cup in Philadelphia and much more.

    Chris Block, lead writer and editor of TheThirdManIn.com / PuckChatter.com hosts.

  • 01:31

    Puck Chatter Radio e.143 Open Season

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    Join us Friday evening, September 25 at 7:30pm central time for our first podcast of the 2015-16 NHL and Chicago Blackhawks season.  We'll be discussing the turbulent off season in Chicago and how the Blackhawks stack up as the October 7th Opening Night game versus the New York Rangers approaches.

    Chris Block hosts.

  • 01:37

    e.142, Crusaders of the Lost Podcast, Blackhawks Hawky Talk

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    Join us, Thursday March 5th at 7;30pm for a SPECIAL EDITION of the TheThirdManIn.com's Puck Chatter Radio!

    Chris Block hosts. Al Cimaglia of Sirius/XM Radio NHL joins to discuss the Chicago Blackhawks NHL Trade Deadline moves, how the Patrick Kane injury impacts the Hawks Stanley Cup chances, the World Cup of Hockey and much more. Finally, a special flashback ten minute interview I did on April 2, 2013 with the late Steve Montador.

  • 01:31

    e.140, Sochi Wrap, Back to Blackhawks and NHL Trade Deadline with Al Cimaglia

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    Al Cimaglia of MyFoxChicago.com joins us this week to recap the Olympic hockey tournament, preview the NHL regular season stretch run and talk what may happen with the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on March 5th.

    PuckChatter~Radio is the official audio program of TheThirdManIn.com, a Chicago Blackhawks focused independent web site.  Chris Block hosts.

  • 01:11

    e.141, On the Blackhawks, Road to 2014-15 Season

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    Join us LIVE, Monday night, September 29th at 7:30pm central time for the first PuckChatter~Radio of the 2014-15 NHL season.

    Al Cimaglia and Chris Block will review the Blackhawks off season moves - the arrivals and departures, and analyze the happenings through the first four games of the exhibition season.

    PuckChatter~Radio is the official podcast of TheThirdManIn.com, the longest-running independent Chicago Blackhawks focused web site on the interwebs.

  • 01:12

    e.87, Talkin' Blackhawks with Al Cimaglia

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    On this edition of TheThirdManIn~Radio, Al Cimaglia of the Hockey Independent and Sirius/XM Radio jumps aboard to talk all of the latest Blackhawks news.
    As summer winds down, Al & I will discuss the latest on Patrick Kane's wrist surgery recovery and discrepancy between the team's timeline and his own.
    Seven Blackhawks were sent to Switzerland last week to train and practice with a pro team, we'll discuss who and why.
    Also, we'll rundown the problems and compare this year's IceHogs' roster to previous ones; Blackhawks lose a top prospect; Chris Campoli still a defenseman without a team; listener questions and much more, Monday night, Live, 6pm central at BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn
    Questions can be sent to:  Mailbag at TheThirdManIn.com

  • 01:09

    Puck Chatter e.104, Al Cimaglia & Chris Block talk 'Hawks

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    Join us Monday night April 30th at 7pm central for the next edition of PuckChatter~Radio.
    Al Cimaglia of MyFoxChicago.com will join us to review the 2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks season while taking a look ahead to what changes and improvements should be made before the Blackhawks hit camp in the fall.

  • 01:06

    e.93, Chris Block and Al Cimaglia of MyFoxChicago.com

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    On this edition of TTMI~Radio, we'll discuss the fallout from the big Blackhawks-Bruins battle from over the weekend.  Also, we'll discuss the IceHogs' start, Jeremy Morin's big return, impressions of the 'Hawks now two weeks into the season as well as preview upcoming matchups this week at Phoenix and the home and home with the upstart Colorado Avalanche.
    Al Cimaglia, now writing and covering the Blackhawks at MyFoxChicago.com will be our guest.

  • 00:39

    Change Begins Within: Celebrating Veterans And First Responders In New York City

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    The brave. The dedicated. Those who serve whether at home or abroad put themselves in harms way to protect our freedoms, everyday. Many of them find themselves sacrificing long after the perils of danger no longer exist. They suffer: some quietly, some seeking help, but many never receiving the priority treatment that is so deserved.

    On today’s episode of Changing Direction, MIchele welcomes Jenny Cimaglia,
    Special Events and Development Coordinator at the David Lynch Foundation. Jenny and Michele will be discussing the purpose of the David Lynch Foundation as well as the upcoming benefit gala, "Change Begins Within" which not only honors but also gives back to 1,000 veterans and first responders in New York City who suffer from post-traumatic stress. You can learn more about the organization and the benefit here.

    Michele’s shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.ChangeYouChoose.com.




  • 01:37

    Puck Chatter e.103, Hawk Talk w/ Al Cimaglia of MyFoxChicago

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    PuckChatter~Radio is the official audio program of TheThirdManIn.com and PuckChatter.com
    Join us Wednesday night, March 28th at 8pm central as we're joined by Al Cimaglia, Blackhawk writer at MyFoxChicago.com.  Al will help us analyze Duncan Keith's 5-game suspension, the Blackhawks playoff hopes with or without captain Jonathan Toews and what to make of the team's awful performance on Sunday night against the Predators.
    We'll review all the latest Blackhawks news and the week that was while also previewing the final ten days of the NHL regular season.  We'll also discuss the pro debuts of 2011 first-round draft pick Mark McNeill, and recent signing Terry Broadhurst in Rockford over the past weekend - Kyle Beach's impressive return to action and Carter Hutton's incredible season.
    Chris Block hosts.

  • 01:36

    10-11 Recap w/ Mike Peck, Voice of the IceHogs & Al Cimaglia

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    This week we begin our looking forward/back series recapping the Chicago Blackhawks 2010-11 season and previewing a pivotal summer off season.
    Joining us this week is Mike Peck, voice of the Rockford IceHogs, AHL minor league affiliate of the Blackhawks, to discuss some potential future Hawks and the development process in Rockford of top prospects Kyle Beach, Dylan Olsen, Brandon Pirri, Igor Makarov and others.
    Al Cimaglia of Sirius/XM Radio and HockeyIndependent.com returns to the show as well to analyze the Blackhawks-Canucks playoff series and to share his ideas on improving the Blackhawks in 2011-12.

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