Editorials

Chicago Blackhawks’ Summer Olympics Sports Of Choice

By Colin Likas
Aug 15, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Simone Biles (USA) during the women
Aug 15, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Simone Biles (USA) during the women /
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Aug 18, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) celebrate after the women /

Michal Rozsival: Sailing

From a non-competitive standpoint, sailing seems like something you’d do as a retiree. Rozsival is pretty close to retirement (it’s amazing he isn’t there already), so let’s send him sailing. I’m not sure of the difficulties of competitive sailing, put there shouldn’t be a ton of running around. Perfect for Rozi.

Brent Seabrook: Golf

I don’t know. I just feel like Seabrook really enjoys golf in his downtime. That’s a vibe I get.

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Viktor Svedberg: Basketball

The 6-foot-8, 238-pound Svedberg would make a solid center on the basketball court. He could occasionally take shots from the outside, too — like he does with the puck.

Jonathan Toews: Mountain biking

Toews is a bit of a daredevil and adventurer. He went cliff diving this offseason and is often seen doing very physically enduring sports in the offseason. The captain certainly doesn’t like sitting around.

Mountain biking offers a sort of sitting, but it’s far from rest. The terrain in Rio has been described as dangerous and has sent multiple trained cyclists to the hospital. Toews would probably love to hit the hills in Brazil.

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Aug 13, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Michael Phelps (USA) during the men /

Trevor van Riemsdyk: Swimming

TVR can often be seen skating from one end of the ice to the other as a result of his propensity to pinch in on offensive plays. He can look like a struggling swimmer sometimes as well, since it can take him a while to get from one end to the other.

Next: Blackhawks Morning Links, August 21

Joel Quenneville: Fencing

Don’t tell me you can’t imagine this.

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