Tuesday, October 11, 2016


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The coach Joel Quenneville said late last week that it was unwise to read too much Blackhawks' lines at that time.

On Monday, you can read more about them in rows, and two of the best looked quite familiar.

Marian Hossa was back Jonathan Toews Jersey, where Richard Panik on the left side, and the second line of Artemi Panarin, Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane were together again as the Blackhawks prepped for Wednesday's regular season opener against St. Louis Blues.

Andrew Desjardins out 4-6 weeks of lower body injuries, the bottom two lines are young heavy. Tyler Motte, who wowed in training camp, is on the third line of Marcus Kruger and Ryan Hartman. Vinnie Hinostroza, Nick Schmaltz and Jordin Tootoo comprise the fourth line.

So Blackhawks starts from the top six players who know each other well.

"Right now we are talking about balance, and we believe that the balance and predictability is having four lines, where we have to know," Quenneville said. "It's probably the main reason why we are looking to start a couple of established lines in the front and we will continue that."

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Andrew Desjardins out to ensure Blackhawks roster spot

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When the Blackhawks practice, most of the team is red or blackhawks jerseys. Occasionally, coach Joel Quenneville the few players will wear white.

And like wearing white after Labor Day - you do not want if you can help.

Usually it is a sign that someone is at the bottom of the lineup rotation. There were no white jerseys in practice Friday, but there were a few out in Thursday's session. It was a surprise to see wearing one of them - versatile veteran striker Andrew Desjardins - given all the young prospects who are still here fighting for roster spots.

He looked like a figure entering the season Desjardins, 30, would have a safe place given its cap-friendly contract of $ 800,000 per season and his solid play for the Hawks as they traded for him in March 2015.

Desjardins was not sweating having to wear the white shirt, however.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Quenneville seeking balance with Blackhawks’ forwards

There will be new faces in Chicago this season - maybe a lot of them - but the Blackhawks could also be given some old faces a new look.
This comes with the usual qualifier at this time of the year - there are still nine more days until the regular NHL season opens, time to head coach Joel Quenneville change opinion, based on what he sees in the last week of training camp - but each of the first three lines of Chicago can get a facelift, as by breaking Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane Artemi Panarin, combos.
With many new young Hawks players pushing for positions, balance will be the watchword for Quenneville.
So, for now at least, it is likely that Panarin, the winner of the Calder Trophy last year, will skate on the left side Toews and Hossa taking place with two-way utility pivot Marcus Kruger to form the two third of an upscale potentially, check the line two-way.
That would leave Kane with the center Artem Anisimov and, of course, without Panarin on their left side, a trio that was mortal last season.
So if this pans, and until further notice is apparently the plan would Quenneville with all pairs on the first three lines: Toews-Panarin, Anisimov-Kane-Hossa and Kruger.
The idea is that the Panarin placed on the left side Toews will captain a much more dynamic offensive presence and the Hawks will receive an overall offensive momentum, the assumption being that the more magical than Kane had with Panarin, Kane is dynamic enough to lead a line almost alone. Hossa will stabilize and provide additional dimension to a third line with Kruger.
How Panarin and Kane then divided fare will obviously dictate how long and / or the success of this initiative can be, but that fills the holes on each of the first three lines of Hawks will also be critical.
Richard Panik, 25, a winger who played well at times last season when he was alongside Toews, may be the natural complement to Panarin and Toews.
Left winger with Anisimov and Kane will likely come from what young stages in the last week of training camp. There are no fewer than five legitimate candidates.
Two that really jumped so far in the camp are 21 years Tyler Motte, who signed with Chicago last spring to forgo his final year at the University of Michigan, and junior miners, 19, Alexandre Fortin, who was signed as an unrestricted free agent it a week ago.
One might think that the probability of return Fortin in Rouyn-Noranda in the Quebec League is extremely high, but the Hawks will undoubtedly their biggest surprise of the summer a real long, hard look this week because it was good.
Fortin was not taken in one of the 2015 or 2016 NHL draft. Chicago invited him to their summer prospects camp, where he was noticeable. Then he played well for the Hawks in Traverse City rookie tournament and came to the main camp, where the Hawks had seen enough and he signed a three-year entry-level contract.
If these children is proving to be a player, either now or down the road, it seems like a Chicago thing (GM Stan Bowman) to do - take a time two rejected projects and turn it into a player.
If Motte was skating with Kruger and Hossa on the third line, the candidates left alongside Anisimov and Kane include Fortin, 22, second year pro Vinnie Hinostroza, 22, third-year pro Ryan Hartman and 20, the first year pro and 2014 first-round pick Nick Schmaltz, who left the University of North Dakota after its second season. Schmaltz probably upside more offensive than others, but it may be best suited to play center, and could take longer to adjust the pro play.
In any case, many new faces in Chicago this season and potentially some fresh looks for returning players.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coaches Take Contrasting Styles Into World Cup of Hockey Finals

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TORONTO - Mike Babcock, coach of the Canadian team at the World Cup of Hockey Jersey, runs a tight ship. He knows where he is going and how to get there.

Coach Ralph Krueger Team Europe, on the other hand, is free to the bar for course corrections.

Babcock is cold technician. Krueger is the calming force.

"Ralph Ralph should be, and I should be me," said Babcock, who is also the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Passionate and intelligent, Babcock, 53, and Krueger, 57, found success through their contrasting styles. Some of these differences will play in the best-of-three finals of the World Cup, which began Tuesday with Canada defeating Europe, 3-1.

Canadians have watched their scrappy 4-1 win outsiders of Europe during the preliminaries.

"We are very angry right now, which is a good thing," said Krueger after the game. "A little bit too much risk at the wrong time. What we can get out of it is a lot of courage."

Monday, September 26, 2016

Team Europe Upsets Sweden in World Cup of Hockey Semifinal

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TORONTO - Canada is in the final of the World Cup of Hockey Jersey, which is a surprise.

The shock is that his opponent is not Sweden or Russia, which are major powers of hockey, but the team Scrappy Europe.

Team Europe was an experiment by the N.H.L. and N.H.L. Players Association, the merger of the players from Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Norway and France.

Although more excitement in the tournament was created by the North American team of American and Canadian players 23 years and under, this team did not pass the group stage. In the absence of pressure to win, Team Europe has found success playing loose and relaxed.

Tatar scored the winner on the threshold of 3 minutes Henrik Lundqvist 43 seconds into overtime. He was a thorn in the side of Lundqvist after beating 12 seconds of the third period to put Europe up 2-1 after Lundqvist, the Rangers goalie, mismanaged original photograph of Tatar.

"I took the puck very late, and it handcuffed me," said Lundqvist, adding that the shot had crossed the legs of a teammate.

Captain Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar, who contributed two assists, said the team face another challenge against Canada, who is undefeated.

"We will try to change that," said Kopitar. "Do we think it is feasible? Yes of course."

Saturday, September 24, 2016

North America didn't advance but stole show in preliminary round

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TORONTO - Team North America and her breathing style games are gone after three thrilling games at the World Cup of Hockey, their 2-1-0 record on the missing semifinal berth by a whisker.

It seems so unfair that, first and foremost among those North American children, who surpassed all expectations defeated Sweden and Finland and losing just one goal to Russia - a loss that has returned to haunt. And it is equally unfair to fans of this sport who are transported back to the Edmonton Oilers in 1980 in the style of hockey this week.

"Yeah, no matter what happens this afternoon, I think we can be proud of ourselves," said North America star Connor McDavid Thursday before Russia's 3-0 victory over Finland sealed the fate of North America Team. "We can hold your head high and know that we've done almost everything we could do. ... It's so much fun. We really do not want it to be over."

Neither does anyone else.

But the memory of the children we have left.

"It's great. It's good for hockey. It's good for the future of hockey," said Team Canada veteran defender Shea Weber Thursday at the North American team. "You see all the young talent going through now. It's the future of our sport. They are a very competitive team. ... I had some success, and it was fun to watch."

But they will be back? Early indications are that the 23-and-down concept is one-and-done experiment for various reasons, one of them is that they do not think USA Hockey would reconfirm, not unless it can first choose which child wants to first team .

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Canada dominates Team USA in World Cup of Hockey, 4-2

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TORONTO - Without the talent to match them, without the will to oppose them and without direction - from management down - to hang with them, the US team It was unceremoniously dominated by Team Canada Hockey Jersey at the World Hockey Cup Group A match of the preliminary round Tuesday night, losing 4-2.

The win put Canada at 2-0-0 (4 points) in group play. The defeat left the Americans to 0-2-0 (0 points) in group play and ended any possibility that they could qualify for the semifinals. US team has left a game without importance against the Czech Republic on Thursday night as Team Canada and Europe - a hodgepodge of players from countries tournament "orphans" who gave Americans their other loss Saturday - both anticipated.

The Americans entered the game knowing their backs were against the wall, basically they need two regulation wins in their last two games to advance. They talked about matching the intensity of Canada, playing a "gritty" physical and outworking and his eternal rival game.

It ended up looking like a spin-off of hockey-centric "The Walking Dead".

But it did not start that way.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Team North America beats Finland at World Cup of Hockey

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TORONTO (AP) - The fastest team made a, strong quick first print in the World Cup of Hockey.

With lightning speed and uncontainable competence, North America Team skated circles around Finland on the way to a 4-1 victory Sunday night during the World Cup of Hockey.

Led by goals from Jack Eichel, Johnny Gaudreau, Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon, 23-year-olds and less Americans and Canadians played a proud Finnish national team who has the most Olympic medals since NHL players began participate.

'' We are here to play, '' said Gaudreau. '' We hope that the teams do not take us lightly. I think we are one, speed, fast skilled team and hopefully we can continue to show people we belong here. ''

North America is not done in the elite tournament full of nearly 200 of the best players in the world; it could be one of the most qualified downward. Four of the last five No. 1 choice were at their best Saturday night offensively and defensively.

Playing his first of what should be many games for his new arena home with the Toronto Maple Leafs, No. 1 pick Auston Matthews had help and showed that he was ready to face competition the NHL.

'' I thought he was going to have a hell of a game and he did, '' coach Todd McLellan said. '' There was not afraid to play. ''

Captain Connor McDavid, 2015 No. 1 pick of the Edmonton Oilers, also had help and several clever moves that confuse the Finnish defenders.

Just as Team Europe, a collection of players from eight European countries, North America made a great first impression after much criticism about being a gadget. blazing fast game in North America in exhibition games is the most fascinating part of the World Cup Of Hockey Jersey, and this fascination is that stronger now that it has shown that it can thrive when it counts.

Just because we're young does not mean that we are not as good or anything like that, '' McDavid said. '' It's just that we have a little less experience. ''

The guard Stanley Cup win Matt Murray made 24 saves, but mostly had an easy night as North America dominated Finland 43-25, including a 18-6 domination in the second period.

'' The second period was a cold shower for us, '' Finland coach Lauri Marjamäki said. '' They got better, they won all the battles, they skate hard, they are so impressive. ... Such a great team. ''

Pekka Rinne made 39 saves for Finland, sometimes fighting, but also prevent it from turning into more of a blowout.

Goals came from every possible way: fat rebound Eichel on the side of the net, jumping Gaudreau, spinning deflection Drouin streak end and backhand-forehand movement MacKinnon after beating everyone to the puck. apt goal song in North America, '' Opposite of Adults '' resounded on the speakers of the Air Canada Centre all night.

'' I think all four lines really brought something tonight and everyone was there sort of do their part, said Matthews. '' We use our strengths, and I think we put them on their heels. ''

Sometimes the pace was so fast that Gaudreau said the players stood on the bench for the next fancy step. North America had the puck against Finland, which had nine returning players from the bronze medal team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

'' They really took us and showed their individual competence, but also as a team, they were extremely dangerous, said Rinne. '' I will not take anything away from them, but we were not ready to go. We made too many mistakes. We are not skating. This was the result. ''

Valtteri Filppula scored the only goal for Finland, the end of the third period after the outcome was decided. This lapse was something McLellan said is a good teaching moment for their team that will help the World Cup continues.

Russia is next Monday night after a 2-1 defeat to Sweden earlier Sunday. Despite losing Russia and North America to win, McDavid does not see his team as the favorite in the game.

'' Russia is a giant hockey and they are one of the best hockey nations in the world, '' McDavid said. '' It'll be a good test for us. ''

Sunday, September 18, 2016

World Cup of Hockey: Canada is already in prime form

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Shortly after Team Europe upset the US in the first on Saturday Ice Hockey World Championship match, tournament favorite Canada took care of business with a 6-0 victory over the Czech Republic. Here are five of these foods at home games:

1. Canadians who we thought they were: It does not matter what year it is, or that it is a tournament, or whether it's autumn, winter or spring, Canadians are going to have an impressive list. They looked fast, experienced and confident against the Czechs. They flick the switch when the tournament begins, and they play their nation expects them to play.

2. Knee Carey Price not alarming: play his first meaningful game since last November, the Montreal Canadiens goalie was flexible and efficient. Price looked like he did during his MVP season of 2014-15 early, when he was forced to make a save on a nifty boot redirection Ondřej Chambers in. The price was not too tested the Czechs. But his previous knee injury, did not seem to cause him any difficulty: "It was definitely nice to kick one in the first minute," Price said, "You kind of start to feel good and just kind of let them roll.".

3. Sidney Crosby is still the boss: Crosby scored the gold medal in Canada's game against Sweden in 2014, and he potted the overtime game winner in the 2010 Vancouver Games against the US on Saturday, he registered a goal and two assists for five rounds. He was dominant. The choice wingers for Crosby always easy. But he seems comfortable with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. "I think the chemistry clicked immediately," said Bergeron. "I'm just trying to read what (Crosby) is going to do. It is, as a rule, always one step ahead of everyone. So what about reading that and making sure that I'm in a position to help."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Why the World Cup of Hockey, which starts Saturday, is a big deal

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Toronto: The first World Cup of hockey in a dozen years, is set to open to all kinds of bells and whistles Saturday the world of the center of Canada hockey Jersey.

So far six countries and two continents, which are assembled in one tournament, and the NHL of up to eight teams to represent the collection of talent, is set to try to put the World Cup of hockey back to the radar of international hockey you have.

Consider this: 8 out of the 184 players on the roster, 169 played the last season of the NHL. The other two, team North American Auston Matthews and Finland Patrick Rain performs the number 1 and 2 in the draft of the end of June, there is a possibility to play this season in the NHL.

Joint NHL, players in the tournament of the National Hockey League Players Association sponsored, to play the game of 73299 NHL regular season, have been combined in order to have a total of 47 Stanley Cup championships to their credit.

Tampa Bay Lightning, and the representatives of the eight teams 7, leads the team of participation to 12 of that player and all of the NHL. Ryan Callahan? If you did not withdraw from the Team USA of injury, it would have been 13. Thunder head coach John Cooper is also the coach of associate with the team in North America.

Speaking of teams in North America, it has quickly become the darling of the tournament. Many believe that a highly skilled player of the collection from the United States and less than 24-year-old Canadian has the goods to advance to the removed portion of the tournament.

Team in North America, including Connor McDavid team captain Edmonton Oilers and Jack Eichel, Do you provide a flock of players who represent the future of the game? of? Buffalo Sabres.?The duo represents the top two picks in the draft of 2015. McDavid, 19, since Sidney Crosby arrived in more than 10 years ago, has been hailed as the largest of the young talent to participate in the NHL.

Team North America is a young, but does it boast the winner of two Stanley Cup in Brandon Saad of the Columbus Blue Jackets and goal keeper,? He backstopped Matt Murray, the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Cup in June.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

World Cup Of Hockey Notes: U.S. Wins, Toews-Kesler And More

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Everyone there was no reason to become apparent, which was worried about some of the great players drop out of the hockey World Cup. Exhibition that has occurred prior to the scheduled start date of the cup (September 17), if any of the display, we are in for some exciting hockey.

The exhibition as went into full swing, quite a number of things took place Thursday and Friday.

Team in North America, was found to be in the group that you want to fear the early 4-0 rout of Team Europe. Young people, in the following all 23 years old, I put three goals in five minutes of the span to blitz the likes of Josi and Zdeno Chára of Rome. Ryan Nugent Hopkins and Johnny Gaudreau, each once while Ryan Macchi drinking, found the back twice net.

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There team in North America, but there was a suspicion would be fun to watch, it is, the group was not sure would be immune from shrinking under immediate mesh or international spotlight,. So far, however, everything is good in their faces.

And, there was a last night of the game

Of course, is anyone really wanted to take a look at the team the United States for the team Canada on Friday of the exhibition of their own. It was that the results are surprising.

It is widely used in team USA, select a number of man of questionable character to choose the roster (AKA grit of guys), it was considered the result as a crime had to spoil a bit of a stunt.

This is, in the exhibition victory stacking Canada 4-2 was not seen. However, that what has been seen, there were many on both sides of the fire and anger.

First, we'll start from the goal decision. Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane, to cancel the goal, has been added to help his first action as a replacement captain for the team. Captain Joe Pavelski is, I did the same thing for the Americans.

Team USA lets Team Canada know it is for real in World Cup tourney warm-up tilt

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Columbus, Ohio - Please try to imagine what happens when Team USA Hockey Jersey and Canada is really gathered for important games.

Hockey game the first of the pre-World Cup on Friday of the team, to mark the victory of the wild and woolly 4-2 team USA, given the bad blood, hockey fan is for a treat. And when good pack extra ice bag tournament than players that started on September 17, after they were (7:00 pm ET, ESPN3) for the real thing in the second round robin game in Toronto, again Saturday Ottawa so it will be played.

Team USA has not exceeded the team Canada in all initial their World Cup hockey of the pre-tournament game. Jason Mowry / ICON Sportswire
Here is my take-away from the beginning of the pre-tournament game for each team.

Quick draw: After Jonathan Quick was playing a period of only two, did you end the dilemma of the goalkeeper for the United States national team? Two-time Stanley Cup champion, was sensational for the Americans who seemed to have lost a lot of the second period for most of the first half of the first period. Americans in the case that became in penalty trouble in the second of the late, Quick was the best of the American players on the ice again. John Tortorella of the United States national team coach, you want to identify the Tuesday tournament of the starter before the team of the third pre-tournament game in the evening, a quick go a long way toward solidifying its role after stopping a shot on Friday 32 33 and we have. Ben Bishop was a good play in the third, and Cory Schneider will get his first taste Saturday action in Ottawa, the performance of Quick will be a tough act to follow.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Our love for the game will bring a flood of dopamine during the World Cup of Hockey

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happiness. How do we get it? Is there a manual? We are actively and tactical our difficult, can you closer to something in the emotion of the complex in the brain? Or, all of genetics, what luck and circumstances?

I think we can all agree that it has a major impact on the success of the method of attitude to be most people. And, good attitude begins happy. It is a parent, as a coach of a teacher and hockey, we When you use the well-being of as a starting point for education, in the areas of school and play, now that it is the best way for children to achieve at home that's why you need to know.

Please do not coach to win.

Please do not tell me for a grade.

Coach for the players to love the practice and games to be happy. Improvement and victory followed.

Please do not tell me for a grade. It will teach the students to be happy to be creative and learn. Grade and growth will continue.

Because who does not love more of the game, Wayne Gretzky is, was the best of his era. Who was looking forward to the competition than the also does not love and Jack Nicklaus. Gretzky and Nicklaus, it is easy they were made for in order to be optimistic, had a great parents and upbringings. They are by combining the family and their huge talent with love and there was, is basically a happy people. It did not guarantee happiness, but it helped success they. There are a lot of people talk about from great success that became "broken" home. It you have the love and support, the odds when you are satisfied is your favor.

Life is we collect the disappointment, so go on, when we are faced with adversity, you need to learn how to coach our brain to maintain as much as possible optimistic and happy. It is when the game begins. Who is also sometimes hurts.

The military mental strength comes from it is optimistic, we teach the soldier. It is not catastrophic to think the worst of the results, you wanted a soldier to not to think. It has wanted to be a generous and grateful they. Because so many of the soldiers look, there are impressive reasons. They are giving the people, we are optimistic.

Optimistic person is a happy, happy people will have more success.

If you were struggling to optimism, there are a few things to remember here. Bad things (to kill the penalty) is what temporary. No you ( "I suck!") It is not possible to define a universal truth - there is a specific cause for what happens. For some of the day (yes, some days it is your day) just is not your day, you'll be fine tomorrow. Please do not beat up yourself. More and Tigger, such as Eeyore will be as follows.

I always told my children, "quietly would be your biggest fan."

In Daniel · J · Siegel's book as "mindful brain", he is by considering our meditation and thoughtfulness, it is possible to stimulate the emotional circuits in the brain, and we of us in the case of many of the brain, negative, I wrote that it is possible to provide a cross-check to the grill to the left side. We are better, we can coach our brain to think more optimistic.

Please select your thoughts.

In the "upward spiral this of Alex Korbs," antidepressant Wellbutrin as he is feeling of gratitude is the case, explains that you have to improve the neurotransmitter dopamine. Prozac, neurotransmitter by boosting serotonin, make the feeling of gratitude that way. gratitude, you play a role, such as a drug. "to remember to thank in the form of emotional intelligence," we are all forget what should not. thank you, and generous. it makes you happy. you, health has a lot more friends, will be more successful. why hockey is to give two assists maybe That's it.

It is in order to make us happy, we love hockey. Create speed, power, grace, sacrifice, agility, the flow of all of the heartbeat and the dopamine of toughness and competitiveness. Why do you think I'm you'm not in a bad mood in the 15 minutes before the opening faceoff? Dopamine is spirited like Connor McDavid.

This season, we have the extra two weeks of hockey, you need to kick start some of the late summer / early fall hockey dopamine. Hockey World Cup is here.

Training camp is opened this week, pre-tournament action begins Thursday. The tournament will be held on October 1 from September 17 in Toronto. 8 teams will participate: Canada Hockey Jersey, Czech Republic, Finland Hockey Jersey, Russia, Sweden Hockey Jersey, the United States Hockey Jersey, Europe, North America. 20 skaters and three goals tender: Each of the roster there are 23 players.

This will be the third World Cup of Hockey. US It was won in 1996 in the first, Canada won the previous version of this tournament, which has been known as the Canada Cup in 2004, he fought five times between 1976 in 1991.

World Cup of 2016, using the staff of the rules and the NHL of the NHL, will be played only in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto of the NHL size of the skating rink (200 feet by 85 feet). PK warfare, is used to determine the score of the game after 65 minutes in the group play, sudden death OT is used in the semifinals and finals.

Eight teams have been divided into groups A and B for the purpose of qualifying for each team was to play the once opponent of the three groups in a round-robin format.

Team Canada, which is placed in Group A, the Czech Republic, the United States, plus team Europe, pan-European roster of players from the Czech Republic outside of the country of origin, Finland, Russia and Sweden. Four teams of Group B, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Team North America, is the choice of top players from the United States and Canada, which will be less than 23 years old at the time of the October 1, 2016.

The top two finishers in each group, the first place team from each group other semi-final was will face from the group in the elimination bout for the 2-position of the team (September 24-25), go to. If necessary, the winner of the 2 semi-final, the October 1, September 27, to September 29, and then to meet the best-of-three series in the finals.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mike Sullivan rejoins mentor John Tortorella for World Cup of Hockey

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Columbus, Ohio - accent of Boston booming was officially appeared on Monday inside the temporary 30 to the afternoon of empty Nationwide Arena.
Through the first practice of Team USA in preparation for the middle hockey World Cup, John Tortorella of the head coach stepped back, Penguin coach Mike Sullivan was responsible. Blue track suit and munch the bubble gum and wearing a hat, Sullivan is located them within one of the blue line, shouted instructions for 4-to-4 of the drill in close combat, a bottle of Gatorade 2 was in hand.
Sullivan is taking the baton from Tortorella is Tampa Bay, New York, during their time together in Vancouver, is what have done countless times, but this was different.
Sullivan, waving his arms, Stanley Cup winner, as one slipped back to his original role for voluntary country of hockey program, stick to make a variety of points, because of the drill set the stage.
"I am very honest, miss him," Tortorella, his told of many years of lieutenant and a good friend. "As long as I'm working with him, we miss him. We had a blast together. It is a good thing with him in this kind of situation. "

Monday, September 5, 2016

World Cup of Hockey preview: Team USA needs a lot to go right

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Roster of the World Cup, to have justified the players of top name, still the first order of business for the Americans at the training camp in Columbus, is that they have to figure out what really is who.

"I think it is possible to establish the identity becomes important," Jim Johansson, executive director of USA Hockey assistant of hockey operations, said. "I (coach John Tortorella is) we are, the kind of team and we would like to leave a strong impression in the (pre-tournament) game about the type of game that you are trying to play."

US general manager Dean Lombardi and his staff, and some of the spots go to the grittier performer, on the basis of how to build a roster, it is assumed that the intention of the Americans is that it is difficult to play against It is safe. April on the way to the Stanley Cup, May and in June La Pittsburgh Penguins - there is a focus on high pressure and play the pack tempo.

Penguin "The speed has attracted more attention for its contribution to the end of the attack, it was a pen," most of the created problems that pack pace as pursuers for the opponent. Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks, the rapid penguins because there was always with them, could not get their aggressive attack to move the way they had hoped.

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When the Penguin coach Mike Sullivan think that spent a lot of years to work as a second-in-command of Tortorella, it is to believe that they have some of the similar idea of ​​how to win the player of the NHL it is not a big leap. Team USA of Tortorella will start the camp of September 5.

Americans are seen as underdogs in this tournament. oddsmaker Bovada of Las Vegas, the fourth Canada (October 11, 2008), Russia (9/2), put them in the back of Sweden (5/1), with the Americans in the 13/2 favorite to win you have.

Here September 17 starts, is the appearance of the tournament in the capsule will be held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto:

Favorites: I won Canada, the last two Olympic Games and the last three of four out,. Canadian Top 9 transfer Sidney Crosby, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews, Tairasegan, Steven Stamkos, Mr. Patrice Bergeron, Claude Giroux, is Logan Couture and Joe Thornton. How they especially with sufficient health carry price to play on the net, can not I be like?

However, beware of Sweden. Their defense is Eric Carlson, Oliver Ekman Larsson and Victor Hedman has led. They are also, those of the main factors making, has a Henrik Lundqvist in net.