Saturday, September 17, 2016
World Cup of Hockey: Team Europe preview (Puck Daddy)
Saturday, the United States versus September 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET
Fire, Czech Republic versus September 19, 3:00 pm ET
Tree, Canada versus September 21, 8 pm ET
Career NHL games - 12008
Career NHL goal (skater) - 2496
Career NHL assist (skater) - 4108
Career NHL point (skater) - 6604
Victory of career NHL (goal tender) - 274
The average age - 30.3
The average height (inches) - 72.8
Average weight (lbs) - 201.9
Stanley Cup - 8
Your Anze Kopitars, Marian Gaboriks, Matt Zuccarellos and Marian Hossas is, but it is expected that all the major cause of this team, in their final pre-tournament game against Sweden, it is Leon Draisaitl is a hat-trick we promised to aggregate reference. It decreases in their second game, after seeing his minute, Edmonton Oilers young people is a good sign when you consider the amount of secondary scoring that is needed for team Europe, replied.
In other words, secondary scoring also combined for two goals and six points in three games Thomas Tatar, Nino Niederreiter and Thomas bus Nyekku, it must come from the likes of.
Team Europe, probably is not a whole lot of depth up front of the scoring for something that will be cause for concern.
In 1990, Roman Josi and Luca Sbisa out-of-born, BLUELINE is the rest of the old one, a group of more than 30-year-old of all ages. Zdeno Chára is, here in the big names, when the 39-year-old, quite in the middle of his training camp, or he can influence how much?
Defense pool for team Europe, they remain Christian Ehrhoff and Dennis Seidenberg UFAS is, it was very thinner that is on the roster. Sbisa will start the tournament as the odd one out.
Josi, Mark Streit and Andrei Sekera gets the ice pack, will be an important man in the back in one of those zones.
Jaroslav Halak in Saturday's opening game against the United States and the backup Thomas Greiss and Philip Grubauer, to get the start. He played in all three of the pre-tournament game, ended on 34-save performance and high notes in a victory in Sweden.
After team Europe was especially lost Frederick Andersen, but we have one of the weak trio in the wrinkle of the World Cup Hockey Jersey, Halak has become hot when he is correct, is the type of goalkeeper shown that can steal a game . He moved up this team, you need to do it in order to have any chance.
Grade The jersey
Home 2-color jersey is very ... interesting, but they just picked up one of the colors, you should have ran it. White is nice and clean, different colors of Adidas stripes on both sides of the type of work. Sleeve not only makes his name of the country to be represented by a team, each of the jersey, and the player of the homeland of the flag to feature.
C + effort, the logo is the main reason to remind Enron too much to us.
Top power play unit is involved Kopitar, Zuccarello, seizures, Nielsen, Niederreiter, Tatar, Streit, you can do some damage and Josi and Gaborik. They scored five times during the pre-tournament action is expected to deliver.
Allowed eight goals was is was not a promising sign for the penalty kill. Chara and Sekera had handles most minute with Jannik Hansen and Nielsen. Kopitar and the attack will also be taken into account in that pose a threat for the purposes of section labor shortage, but for now, things do not look good heading into Game 1.