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Jaroslav Halak earns World Cup showdown with ex-teammate Carey Price

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 24: Carey Price #31 takes a break against Team Russia at the semifinal game during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 24, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images) TORONTO – Of all the potential storylines for the World Cup of Hockey’s best-of-three final round,...
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Team Europe gives players championship opportunity

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Team Europe celebrate their overtime victory over Team Sweden at the semifinal game during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 25, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – At various international tournaments playing with Team Denmark, Frans Nielsen never had a chance to win. He had been to a quarterfinal of the World Championships, but his team just...
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Sweden outthinks itself in stunning World Cup loss to Europe

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 25: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Team Sweden reacts after allowing the overtime winning goal to Team Europe during the World Cup of Hockey semifinal game at Air Canada Centre on September 25, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images) TORONTO – Mindset has been a key factor in the World Cup of Hockey. We’ve seen a...
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Team Europe upsets Sweden in World Cup semifinal, will face Canada in final

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Tomas Tatar celebrates with Marian Hossa and Anze Kopitar of Team Europe after scoring a third period goal to tie the game against Team Sweden at the semifinal game during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 25, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – Team Europe’s players said they relished the opportunity to go further in an...
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MacArthur concussed in Senators camp, fight breaks out (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — Screen Shot via Sportsnet Even during training camp, things can get heated as bubble players compete for a roster shot. At Ottawa Senators camp, defenseman Patrick Sieloff – who was acquired in the offseason for Alex Chiasson – made contact with the head of Clarke MacArthur in a play along the boards. MacArthur immediately went to the ice clutching his head. Bobby Ryan, who is...
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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Los Angeles Kings

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Yahoo Last Season:  48-28-6 (102 points), 2nd in the Pacific, 5th in the West The Kings started out their season with three straight losses, being outscored 12-2, which made some wonder if 2015-16 would be a further fall from their 2014 Stanley Cup. They quickly got back on track with seven straight wins and were the class of the Pacific Division for most of the year. General manager...
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Sweden vs. Europe: 5 keys to World Cup of Hockey semifinal

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Zdeno Chara, Tomas Tatar and Mats Zuccarello of Team Europe prepares for a face-off against Team Canada during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 21, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – The World Cup of Hockey semifinal between Team Europe and Team Sweden features two defensively strong teams. Throughout the tournament, both groups have...
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Sweden vs. Europe: When national tradition meets a made-up team

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger says when he walks into their locker room, “I don’t see any flags.” Just members of several different nations, playing together in an international hockey tournament for a common goal. This is, of course, in stark contrast with their opponents in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals on Sunday afternoon, whose locker room is adorned with a large Swedish...
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In praise of Sergei Bobrovsky, who was basically Team Russia

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – I’ve still never forgiven Evgeni Nabokov. Six years before their showdown at the World Cup of Hockey on Saturday night in Toronto , Russia and Canada had a more critical one in Vancouver, at the 2010 Winter Olympics. And, by comparison, the hype for that game made the anticipation for this one tantamount to that for a new Adam Sandler film on Netflix. For context: Russia had...
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Brad Marchand coy about playing with Sidney Crosby on Penguins

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – Brad Marchand might not be “Brad Marchand” anymore. There was a time his name carried an undeniable connotation. He was a pest. He was a injurious sneak. The President of the United States called him a “little ball of hate.” Not so much now, after 37 goals last season with the Boston Bruins and a starring role on Team Canada’s top line at the World Cup of Hockey.   “I think the...
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Weber, Vlasic shut down Canada's competition at World Cup

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Evgeny Kuznetsov of Team Russia is knocked down in front of Carey Price of and Shea Weber of Team Canada at the semifinal game during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 24, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – Before Team Canada’s World Cup training camp, defenseman Shea Weber said he didn’t know who would be his defense partner At the Sochi...
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Ovechkin tried his best, regrets mistakes in Canada loss

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – After they eliminated his Russian team on Saturday night, Alex Ovechkin was asked how any team in the World Cup of Hockey could hope to defeat the juggernaut that is Team Canada. “Don’t be afraid to play against them,” he said, “play smart and don’t make mistakes.” Ovechkin and Team Russia fulfilled that first obligation: They tried going toe-to-toe with Canada, despite their...
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Canada overpowers Russia, makes World Cup final

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – For two periods, Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky single-handedly kept his team in the hunt for the World Cup. But in the third period, Canada skated out and decided — to paraphrase another great Russian athlete — ‘We Must Break You.’ Using an overwhelming offensive barrage, Canada advanced to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey final with a 5-3 victory over Russia on Saturday night at...
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Jacob Trouba requests trade from Winnipeg Jets

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets skates with the puck against Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks on April 5, 2016 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba will not attend Winnipeg Jets training camp and has requested a trade from the team. Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt released a...
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Canada vs. Russia: 5 keys to World Cup of Hockey showdown

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – Contrary to perceptions, Canada occasionally loses international hockey tournaments. Like the 2008 IIHF world championships in Quebec City, when Alex Ovechkin and Russia defeated Jonathan Toews’s Team Canada in overtime. “Yeah, I remember the celebration. That was not fun to watch. Especially on home ice,” said Toews. “At the same time, it was a good learning experience. I think...
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