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TORONTO, ON - MARCH 18: Nick Schmaltz #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 18, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blackhawks defeated the Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Bill and Wendy are joined on the phone by Blackhawks center, good old number eight, Nick Schmaltz! They talk about the tenth annual Blackhawks convention, his growing role with the team, the keys to winning face-offs,  the impact of losing Marian Hossa for the year, growing up in Wisconsin, cheese curds, and much more.



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