For different reasons that everyone knows about by now, the Chicago Blackhawks are going to have a completely different broadcast team in 2022-23 than they have in the past. Long-time voice Pat Foley retired after last year and Ed Olczyk is now the analyst for the Seattle Kraken.
We knew that their replacements were coming and they were all announced on Thursday. We all knew that Chris Vosters was going to be the TV play-by-play man. He did some games when Pat was out in 2021-22 and was great.
Troy Murray and Patrick Sharp are both going to be color analysts with Vosters on the call. It is a solid group of people that are going to do a great job.
The best news here is that after dealing with some health issues, Murray is good to go for this season. Being healthy enough to travel and do games is amazing after dealing with cancer treatment. It is going to be fun listening to him go through this 2022-23 journey with the Hawks.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced their great broadcast team on Thursday.
John Wiedeman is going to continue in his role as the radio play-by-play man. He has been doing it for a very long time and has been there for some of the most amazing Hawks moments in their history, including three Stanley Cups.
Colby Cohen is going to be a content analyst for the Blackhawks. Caley Chelios is going to be a broadcast and content contributor. Both of them will certainly work well together providing entertaining analysis during intermissions.
Miguel Esparaza is going to do Spanish play-by-play for the Blackhawks and Jorge Moreno is going to be the Spanish color analyst. Getting Chicago Blackhawks hockey to the local Spanish-speaking community is great for the Blackhawks in every way.
It is definitely all a transition for people who have been listening to or watching games for decades. The team on the ice is changing and the people in charge of bringing the game to you are changing as well. It is officially a new era that is sure to celebrate previous eras in the meantime.
The Blackhawks are probably not going to be very good in Kyle Davidson’s first year. However, love it or hate it, he has a plan to rebuild this team the right way. It might take a while but 2022-23 is a big year for their development and some great entertainers are going to be there along the way.