You can't blame the White Sox for looking everywhere they can for talent.
On Wednesday, the club signed USA Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez to a minor-league contract.
There's been much debate about the effect the Olympic break could have on the NHL season.
The dejection Team USA felt on Friday afternoon was palpable: so close to upending Team Canada for a chance to play for the gold, and yet so far away.
The last time the United States met Canada in the men's Olympic hockey tournament, the Canadians won the gold medal.