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Official - Blackhawks refuse to let young star to represent Team Canada

Published November 26, 2023 at 4:06 PM

In a surprising turn of events, Chicago Blackhawks' rising star 19 yr old, 6'1", 185Lb, Kevin Korchinski, finds himself sidelined for this year's IIHF World Junior Tournament, the decision by General Manager Kyle Davidson. Korchinski, who has been showcasing stellar performances with a 27-point pace in 82 games, has become an integral part of the Blackhawks' roster, averaging an impressive 19 minutes and 32 seconds of ice time per game this season.

The exclusion of Korchinski from the tournament comes as a shock to many, especially considering his pivotal role in securing a gold medal in the previous competition. Alongside phenom Connor Bedard, Korchinski played a crucial role in the team's success, earning them both well-deserved gold medals for Canada.

Blackhawks GM Davidson says his "inclination would be for Korchinski to stay" in Chicago rather than go to the tournament which begins in about one month from now in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Speculation surrounding Davidson's decision is rife, with fans and analysts alike questioning the rationale behind keeping such a dynamic player out of the international spotlight. Whether it's a strategic move to preserve Korchinski's energy for the NHL season or a matter of team dynamics, the decision is sure to be met with both support and criticism.

The absence of Kevin Korchinski will be felt in this year's IIHF World Junior Tournament, leaving many wondering how this decision will impact both the player and the team moving forward. Either way it shows that Kevin Korchinski has become a valuable player.

November 26   |   49 answers
Official - Blackhawks refuse to let young star to represent Team Canada

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