Saturday, September 17, 2016
World Cup of Hockey Power Rankings: How they’ll finish
Big stage, a small ice.
12 years hockey World Cup of return brings another best-on-best international hockey tournament for the people of the start of us frustrated and irritated acquired during the Winter Olympics.
We are, in order to determine the heading rankings their power to the showdown in Toronto, these elite 8 club roster, recent history on a global platform, the pre-tournament PEEK-- booing, and their round It was investigated robin opponent.
Canada -59 1 team Canada
Team Canada is to was not the final arrival of the Canada Cup / World Cup, if the host country is not in one of the last two teams standing in line for gold in the eighth edition of the tournament, shock to you to become as, let's start from here.
Mike Babcock of the head coach will patrol the ACC bench and whisper instructions familiar with the familiar core. Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Drew Dow tee, Shea Weber, Patrice Bergeron and Mr. Ryan Getsu rough, all has become essential to Canada's gold medal in 2010 and 2014.
Crosby, the top row of Bergeron and scorer / pest Brad Marchand has looked particularly dangerous in the pre-tournament action.
And if you are worried about the health of goalie Carey Price, it is not. "I will if you had him, I think I sleep like a baby," Babcock told the grin of the Cheshire.
In group A, which looks like a softer bracket on top of the paper (group eh?), The semi-finals is not less gimme than gold is a national tragedy.
Sweden -59 2 team Sweden
Tre Konor is, the 5-position is much deep hockey of the country since the showing at the World Cup in 2004. Sochi of the silver medalist, Swedish is the toast of the group B, boasts the most dangerous defense in the tournament.
Eric Carlson, Victor Hedman and Oliver Ekman-Larsson is available each break open the game with a quick path and fleet of foot. Henrik Lundqvist 12 gorgeous year, has become the first goalkeeper of the country, it would accept the pressure of Toronto, while the familiar Sedin twins will welcome support from the speedy Carl Hagelin, Philip Forsberg up front the skillsy.
The good news is, a fan of the Canucks: Sedins has sparked an early chemistry with compatriot Louis Ericsson.
USA-593. Team USA
Americans need to join in Canada to the survival of a relatively easy group A, if it is determined by the hand of Heart trophy of Patrick Kane, I won this thing 20 years ago.
GM Dean Lombardi, in coordination handmade, and no-nonsense John Tortorella that by LA Kings mandarin dynasty of architects is a rugged, hard check on the small ice, heart roster of Team USA, such as Mr. Brandon Dubinsky - and Soul of the people in favor if it exceeds the play maker like David Backes Phil Kessel and Kyle Okposo.
If they were defeated in the next week Canada 2-1 or 3-2, it will be a brilliant management. (Side will split their home-and-home pre-tournament series.) The United States has enough score or if they are not able to fall apart as was done in Sochi, they will get skewered by critics .
Finland -59 4. Team Finland
Silver, this event is the last time medalist, which was held 12 years ago, Finland is widely increased, it has been seen as a hockey country in epidemic of dark horse pick here. Finns won the 2016 world junior, seized Sochiburonzu and silver in two of the last three World Championships.
The tandem of Pekka Rinne (starter) and Tuukka Rask, but spell the depth to the crease, the defense Rasmus Ristoalinen, Sami Vatanen, development Orri Maata- tote bag the talent than the more experience. Forward Alexander Barkov, Patrick Lane and Teuvo Teravainen, but will be a treat to see, they will score in a better bunch.
North America -59 5. team North America
"You look at the young team, a team of under-24, they are probably some of the fastest players in one team NHL- all," Mr. Sidney Crosby says. "They are to prove It is going to be playing with something. "
Captain Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Jonathan Drouin, Johnny Gaudreau and Auston Matthews leads the charming forward core that has been proven to be the most fun to watch already. Then, in the blue line to the winner Aaron Ekblad is net of the 2015 Calder, and instructs the winner Matt Murray of the Stanley Cup, Young Guns have nothing to lose.
They are snatching the attention of the other seven teams, skewered the team in Europe by the combined score of 11-4 in their first two tune-up contest.
"We are a young man, we are not going to play like the underdog," Ekblad says. "Guys are, and if they are of the team a veteran of the 30-minute or 40-year-old NHL team compared to, in this situation, it will be more comfortable. "
Russia -59 6 team Russia
Russia before not only the Iron Curtain fell, does not have won the best-on-best senior title since 1981 Canada Cup. Superstar transfer (Alex au Bechikin, Evgeni Malkin, Paberudachuku) experienced core of the now generation of stud (Artemi Panarin, Nikita Kucherov, Vladimir cod obturator), but will join the the force, the club stud It lacks defense.
Or Andrei Markov or dormitory chestnut Koch will be able to cut it? We have a question. So the pressure goalkeeper, hot acquisition will be Sergei Bobrovsky will to start, will stay there for two weeks.
Czech Republic - 59 7. Team Czech Republic
Mix of new blood and the familiar face, the team the Czech Republic, is the highest of the day, you need to prove that it is not behind the scenes. Country is since 2012, best-on-best tournament and the fourth not finished better than you have been in Sochi dismal sixth place finish. Radko Gudas is, it might be the best defense, and he is out in the fractures of the wrist. Jaromir Jagr is invited decrease and David K rejci is sidelined with injury, was given the Czechs' best score is Thomas Plekanec.
"We, and are going to be probably the underdog," Milan optic lobe wet-click is recognized. "But, you never know. If a goalkeeper has played good, I think we have a chance in a short tournament."
In other words, the goal keeper, you may be able to find yourself on top of that Petr Mrazek or Michal Neuvirth- both capable of standing on their heads, both of their heads.
Europe -59 8. Team Europe
Bad team Europe. Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, France, Norway, the skater of the hodgepodge of from Slovenia, was assembled in an effort to contain the star of as many as possible of the NHL. It would be difficult to support of team chemistry and dedicated fans to recall the last minute. Guide was drunk by the lower -24S in the pre-tournament action can not have contributed to morale, but it is optimistic point of the victory of 6-2 over Sweden.
Dennis Seidenberg and Christian Ehrhoff -both free decent, however, such as the agent, and the defense of the fading are looking for a roster of on the work of the NHL, the goal tender will appear a lot of rubber. We Anze Kopitar If you witness an upset, Marian attacks and Thomas bus Nyekku is, you need to play the game of their lives.