Rejoice Chicago Blackhawks fans–Darren Pang has officially come back into the fold. The team made it official today and has a montage via Twitter to celebrate one of its own coming home:
From the net to the booth, let's go Panger! 🥅🎙️ pic.twitter.com/gxGJ3LM3K0
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 8, 2023
“Panger” as he is known has been a national analyst on ESPN two decades ago and now with TNT. He also worked with Bally Sports Midwest, working St. Louis games. As written yesterday on CHN, the return of Pang is a boon for Blackhawks fans as his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game is beloved by fans. If there’s a “Holy Jumpin,” fans won’t want to leave their seats for some time.
It’s a strong hire for Chicago and one that will benefit the broadcast.
Trade Rumors Abound
Carter Hart is the latest star player purportedly being shopped around, costing perhaps as much as two first-round picks. Along with Alex DeBrincat, Hart is on the move but moreso because of a team who is going full rebuild. You can keep track of all the signings, and trade rumors with the Chicago Hockey Now transactions and trade rumors tracker
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- The DeBrincat Debate – why he could come back as a Blackhawk. The other side? Why it’s absolutely not going to happen
- Andreas Athanasiou re-signs in Chicago for two-years, $8.5M
- Fear not, Chicago. The Athanasiou signing isn’t too much money and in fact, is exactly what Kyle Davidson said he would do
- Lukas Reichel is named to the AHL Top Prospects Team showing again how the future is getting brighter
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Detroit: Anthony Mantha, once a member of the Detroit Red Wings core, is at a crossroads with the Washington Capitals
Florida: The Florida Panthers “spruce” up their digs as Game 3 dawns
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New Jersey: Simon Nemec is named to the AHL Top Prospects Team. New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh: Kyle Dubas likes to trade down quite a bit so Pittsburgh Penguins fans shouldn’t be surprised if it happens in bunches
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