September 20th, 2016 In Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Team USA's flat, lifeless effort against Europe may have been a combination of underestimating that roster, and not being able to muster enough emotion for an opponent with which they have no history. The loss was about Europe's ability to play a defensive trap, and make the most of their opportunities, and the US not being able to transition the...

September 19th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

Team North America's Aaron Ekblad missed Monday night's World Cup game against Team Russia because of a mild concussion, according to ESPN's Craig Custance. Ebklad's absence for the team's second game of the preliminary round was originally reported as being due to an upper body injury, but it is believed that Ekblad's concussion occurred...

September 19th, 2016 In Winnipeg Jets, World Cup 0 comments

Patrik Laine is just 18-years-old, but the Winnipeg Jets prospect cracked Finland’s roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey (WCOH) and has already taken on a crucial role with the team. The 6 foot 4, 206 pound Finnish right-wing was a force to be reckoned with all year-long playing in Finland’s top professional league (SM-Liiga), catching...

September 19th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

After a great start to the World Cup of Hockey, the young North Americans will have to take on a powerhouse Russian team without the likes of Aaron Ekblad on their blue line. According the USA Today’s Kevin Allen, the Florida Panthers’ defenceman will sit out with an upper body injury that he suffered in yesterday’s 4-1 win over...

September 19th, 2016 In Dallas Stars, Injury Report, News, World Cup 0 comments

Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa will be held out of Monday's Team Czech Republic game against Team Europe, the team announced Monday morning. Faksa is sidelined with what they are terming an "upper-body" injury, a fan favorite designation. The source of the injury isn't clear, but Faksa did take a big hit from Canada's Ryan Getzlaf in the...

September 19th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

It was a good start for Canada. No actually, it was a great start, and not only because they dismantled a feisty Czech Republic team. Their captain, Sidney Crosby (a notoriously slow starter at best on best tournaments), was dominant from start to finish. He was the offensive catalyst of that victory, and in these short tournaments, you need your...

September 19th, 2016 In Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Already we’re heading into the third day of the World Cup of Hockey with all teams having played their first round-robin game. The first day hockey fans were treated to two unlikely shutouts with Canada beating the Czech Republic 6-0 and the integrated Team Europe defeating the Americans 3-0. Yesterday, the Lundqvist-less Team Sweden held off...

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