Frolik, Czech Republic capture Bronze at World Championships

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Frolik, Czech Republic capture Bronze at World Championships

Michael Frolik was the only Blackhawk to medal at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, capturing a bronze medal courtesy of the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over Finland Sunday.

Frolik did not record a point in the match. All three of the Czech Republic's goals came in the first period as Petr Prucha, Jiri Novotny and David Krejci beat Finland netminder Petri Vehanen.

Later in the day, Russia took Gold with a 6-2 win over Slovakia. Washington's Alexander Semin scored two goals and had three points while Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and three points. Alex Ovechkin had a pair of assists.

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored both goals for the Slovaks.

Below are the final statistics for each Blackhawk:

Player
Games played
Goals
Assists
Michael Frolik
10
2
1
Duncan Keith
8
1
10
Patrick Sharp
8
1
7
Viktor Stalberg
8
3
1
Marcus Kruger
8
3
2
Niklas Hjalmarsson
8
0
3

Keith's 11 points led Team Canada and were ninth-best in the tournament despite playing two less games than Evgeni Malkin (19 points) or Alexander Popov (12 points).

5 at 5: Cubs/Sox All-Star spots, D-Wade's fit and could Patrick Sharp return to Blackhawks?

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5 at 5: Cubs/Sox All-Star spots, D-Wade's fit and could Patrick Sharp return to Blackhawks?

In the debut of 5 at 5, Luke Stuckmeyer and Slavko Bekovic break down the top five Chicago sports storylines right now.

Included is an update on MLB All-Star votes and who from the Cubs and White Sox "deserve" to make the Midsummer Classic. Plus, Stucky and Slav discuss a potential reunion for Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks, Dwyane Wade's fit on the Bulls and what will be the next Chicago sports jersey retired.

Also, who would win a Home Run Derby between the Cubs, White Sox, Nationals and Yankees?

The 5 at 5 on Facebook Live - Debut Episode

MLB All-Star Update: Bryant's in, Avi Garcia's 5th in voting. Which Cubs and White Sox deserve a spot? Welcome to The 5 @ 5 on Facebook Live! Sharp returns? How does D-Wade fit? Next retired Chicago jersey? We cover it all, so join the conversation RIGHT NOW!

Posted by CSN Chicago on Monday, June 26, 2017

Bulls parting ways with guard Michael Carter-Williams

Bulls parting ways with guard Michael Carter-Williams

Don't expect to see Michael Carter-Williams in the fold for the Bulls guard spots next season.

The organization is reportedly declining the qualifying option for the young guard, according to John Paxson on David Kaplan's radio show:

Carter-Williams, 25, was acquired in a trade with the Bucks last October in a move that sent Tony Snell to Milwaukee. Snell — the Bulls' first round pick (20th overall) in 2013 — turned in a career year with the Bucks, averaging 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while making 80 starts.

Meanwhile, Carter-Williams appeared in only 45 games (19 starts) for the Bulls, suffering through the worst season of his professional career. He was drafted 11th overall in the same year the Bulls took Snell and Carter-Williams burst onto the scene with 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game in his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Carter-Williams was then traded to the Bucks in February 2015. He shot only 36.6 percent from the field in 2016-17 while averaging 18.8 minutes per game.

The Bulls are stacked at guard with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo currently under contract plus 2016 first-round pick Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant (acquired in the Derrick Rose trade), Cameron Payne (acquired in the Taj Gibson deal), Isaiah Canaan and then Kris Dunn and Zack LaVine (who were both acquired in the Jimmy Butler blockbuster last week).