Daniel Carcillo expected some attention when he was brought in to be the Hawks' tough guy, but he didn't expect to have his own radio show, the "Bomb Shelter," on WGN-AM (720), where he can talk about music.
Carcillo is enjoying being a semi-media member, recording his show on days off.
"It's different sitting in the room with microphones," Carcillo said. "You've got to kind of pretend you're talking to people. It's different, but it's also fun, interesting and new. It's something I've been interested in for the longest time. ... I'm pretty proud of it."
The Hawks' locker room is full of tough critics, though.
"Anyone can do that, I guess," forward Patrick Kane joked. "He played some bad songs."
Kane has done his fair share of radio interviews over his career and recently joined Carcillo for one.
"I did a radio show with him the other night and he got more questions about music than hockey," Kane said. "I had no idea what was going on with some of the questions. It was kind of funny to listen. He knew every question. Good for him, I guess."
Does Carcillo handle the music in the Hawks' locker room?
"No," a smiling Kane said. "We don't let him touch it."
Carcillo listened to his first radio show last Friday night as he drove to O'Hare International Airport and before the Hawks departed for St. Louis.
"I don't really like listening to myself to be honest," Carcillo said. "[But] I listened to a few clips a little bit on the way to the airport. It's not bad."