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Report: Eddie Olczyk Out as Blackhawks Color Commentator

Eddie Olczyk is out as Blackhawks color commentator. It appears he is leaving for the Seattle Kraken color analyst job.

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After speculation began to rise on Monday morning, big news came out of the Chicago Blackhawks organization. First reported by Mark Lazerus of The Athletic, long-time color commentator Eddie Olczyk is reportedly moving on from his role on Blackhawks broadcasts.

The report also indicates that Olczyk will retain his role with TNT as their lead hockey color analyst. In addition, he will look for a new team to serve as color analyst for. In fact, reports have surfaced that he is leaving for the Seattle Kraken job, according to Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Interesting enough, Olczyk reportedly re-signed with the Blackhawks four months ago to remain the team’s color commentator. However, three months after Pat Foley signed off for the final time, Olczyk is moving on as well. That said, reports from The Athletic suggest that the team intended on retaining Olczyk but the sides couldn’t agree to terms.

The report states that the Blackhawks are reaching out to former players to fill the void. Among the names, it is believed that Patrick Sharp and Adam Burish have been contacted. After 16 years with Olczyk as the voice of Blackhawks hockey, the team will now have new voices narrating the future.

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