September 19 2016 12:07PM
In a short tournament like the World Cup of Hockey, stamina is a major X-factor. Your legs need to be moving during the game, and from game to game, and any hesitance will burn you. For team North America and Team Russia, they'll have their gas tanks put to the test tonight, as they each play their second game in as many days in hopes of grabbing some much-needed points in their group. Here's what's going down:
September 19 2016 11:00AM
Today is part two of my seven-part series on the Oilers' defence, and I will focus on Brandon Davidson. We looked at Oscar Klefbom in part one.
Davidson was very good last year -- the only downside was he missed 24 games due to injury. He exceeded everyone's expectations, even the coaches, considering he was a healthy scratch in seven of their first eight games.
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September 19 2016 09:30AM
Kris Russell, a 29-year-old, left-handed defenceman has been patiently waiting all summer for his phone to ring. No one has seemed to show any interest for him, until now. Lo and behold, that team may be the Oilers and negotiations appear to be heating up.
September 19 2016 09:29AM
Whether you're killing company time or sitting on your couch in your Connor McDavid PJs, this week's mailbag is here to help you kill off part of your Monday. Regardless of whether you're killing company time, or killing time until it's socially acceptable to drink - I don't care - I'm just happy you're here and for that I thank you. If you have a question for the mailbag, you can email me or hit me up on Twitter. Until then, I present another edition of the Mailbag.
September 19 2016 08:45AM
(Kevin Sousa / USA Today Sports)
When the World Cup of Hockey was announced immediately there were snickers and guffaws about Team North America, and doubts about their ability to hang with international hockey's big boys. When they had a few strong outings in the pre-tournament games against Europe, the doubters loudly expressed that their success was a mirage: caused by beating an inferior opponent in games that didn't matter.
When the "real" games begin, North America's in trouble, they said.
The Under-24 squad opened the round robin with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Finland, currently ranked 3rd in the hockey world by the International Ice Hockey Federation.