Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- No Olympics

By Keith Schultz
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Richard Panik (14, center John Hayden (40), defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) celebrate with center Jonathan Toews (19) after his goal during the third period of the game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Richard Panik (14, center John Hayden (40), defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and defenseman Duncan Keith (2) celebrate with center Jonathan Toews (19) after his goal during the third period of the game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! One thing most hockey fans looked forward to is seeing their favorite players play for their country every four years. Well, Thanks to Gary Bettman and the NHL owners, that has been taken away in 2018. 

I’m not going to lie, part of me wishes it was all amateur athletes were still playing in the Olympic games like it was during my youth.  Sure, things like the Dream Team were fun and exciting, but is it really fun watching a bunch of pro’s win by 30 each year.

That being said watching the NHL players in the Olympics was a entirely different thing than basketball, because it was a lot more evened out with pro’s playing on all teams around the world.

In 2014 it took a last minute agreement for the NHL players to play in the Olympics, which many people including myself expected this time, but yesterday the NHL came out with a statement that said it wasn’t happening in 2018.

It’s an end of an era which is kind of sad, but we don’t have the Miracle on Ice if it was NHL players on the ice!

Oh, by the way we talk about the Chicago Blackhawks on this site, and they play in Colorado tonight against the worst team in the NHL this season.

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