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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Who Cares?

By Keith Schultz
Sep 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Team USA forward Patrick Kane (88) against Team Canada during a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Nationwide Arena. Team USA won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Team USA forward Patrick Kane (88) against Team Canada during a World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Nationwide Arena. Team USA won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Now that Team USA has been eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey the question for me is who cares? 

The World Cup of Hockey is in full swing except for Team USA who was eliminated on Tuesday night, and just like that Patrick Kane and Team USA was gone seemingly before the tournament had started.

I watched PTI Wednesday afternoon, and they had the same thought about the World Cup as I imagine most people do, and that is who cares except it’s some higher skill preseason hockey than we normally get to witness.

Sure, Team North America has been fun to watch with their speed and skill and when you say that it seems like the total opposite of the actual Team USA who isn’t fast and not too skilled scoring only 3 goals in two games.

I really like Olympic hockey and I’m still hoping that the terms will be ironed out so that the pro’s can play in the next Winter Olympics, but there is something about a tournament that only happens every twelve years or so that’s hard to get into especially in the middle of September.

One good thing with Team USA getting eliminated is that Patrick Kane will be at Chicago Blackhawks training camp sooner than later which has to be good news for Joel Quenneville and the Hawks coaching staff.  With tons of youth in camp it will be good to have one of the two veteran leaders in camp from the start.

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your Thursday morning.

Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger and Team Sweden lost to Team North America in overtime as both teams reach medal round (Blackhawks)

Team USA needed Patrick Kane to score for them, but the team and coach never put Kane in a position to use his skills (Second City)

Artem Anisimov is all healed up and ready to roll in the 2016-2017 season for the Chicago Blackhawks (CSN)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Gustav Forsling is starting to make his case for an NHL roster spot (Athletic)

Nathan MacKinnon scored the OT winner in Team North America’s win (World Cup)

Why Team USA never had a chance in this year’s World Cup of Hockey (ESPN)

Team USA had some issues with Phill Kessel’s tweet after Team USA’s loss (Pro Hockey Talk)

But Team USA could have used Kessel (Sporting News)

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