March 4th, 2016 In Boston Bruins, International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

http://gty.im/497502888 Canada's announcement of their preliminary World Cup roster left off a player that many people expected to be a large part of their team - some even pinning him to play on the first line along his line-mate Patrice Bergeron. We are, of course, talking about Brad Marchand, who was snubbed of a spot on Team Canada's "first...

March 4th, 2016 In Commentary, Pittsburgh Penguins, World Cup 0 comments

A few days ago, the initial rosters were released for the World Cup of Hockey. Each team is still missing seven players, but for the most part, the picture of each team has been painted. There's been a lot of controversy over who has been left off and who will be included in the next round of announcements. However, there's one player that's...

March 3rd, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

With the preliminary rosters for the World Cup of Hockey being released, the countdown to the tournament is officially on. There certainly appears to be a bit more buzz now that we have an idea who will be playing, but I've made no secret of the fact that I don't care much for the format. I'm a proud Canadian and love International hockey, but the...

March 3rd, 2016 In International Hockey, Nashville Predators 0 comments

Sweden, along with the seven other teams participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, announced its 16-player preliminary roster Monday. The strength in Sweden's roster is the defense which includes Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Arizona Coyotes), Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning), Nicklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago Blackhawks), Erik Karlsson (Ottawa...

March 3rd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, International Hockey, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

With the World Cup of Hockey preliminary 16 player rosters named yesterday there are some interesting facts to note. Canada is heavily favored to win the tournament that takes place this fall with even Team USA general manager Dean Lombardi stating he had to build a team that could defeat Canada. Each NHL team is represented in the tournament...

March 3rd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, International Hockey, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

*Duh-nuh-NUH, Duh-nuh-NUH* "Hello everybody and welcome to Sportscenter. Our top story this evening is the NHL is coming back to ESPN in 2021, as ESPN has acquired the exclusive rights to televise the league once again." Could it happen? With the current NBC and NHL television deal expiring after the 2020-21 season, we can't rule out the...

March 2nd, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

Along with the announcement of each team's roster for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, every team officially unveiled their jerseys for the event. Instead of having to look all over for the jerseys, we decided to put together a single place where you can talk a look and analyze all eight of the teams' threads for the event. Check them out for...

March 2nd, 2016 In Previews and Predictions, World Cup 0 comments

General Manager: Tommy Boustedt Head Coach: Rikard Gronberg Committee Members: Daniel Alfredsson, Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom Sweden named two goaltenders, six defenseman and eight forwards to their preliminary 16-man roster. The usual names are returning in Henrik Lundqvist, Niklas Kronwall, Erik Karlsson, Henrik Zetterberg and the...

March 2nd, 2016 In News, World Cup 0 comments

Every team involved in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey had to announce the first 16 players of their roster, including two goaltenders, on Mar. 2. Here's the first 16 players of the Team North America World Cup roster. Team North America (and their anarchy logo) looks like it could be a much bigger threat than initially projected. The team sports...

March 2nd, 2016 In News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Every team involved in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey had to announce the first 16 players of their roster, including two goaltenders, on Mar. 2. Here's the first 16 players of the Team Europe World Cup roster. One of two non-nation teams in the World Cup of Hockey, Team Europe includes players from European nations other than Sweden, Finland and...

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