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Team Canada Advances to the World Cup Final


Team Canada advances to the World Cup Final after a dominant performance over arch rival Team Russia.  Canada will play the winner of tomorrow’s semi-final between Team Europe and Team Sweden. Aside from an Exhibition loss to the United States, Canada has gone undefeated in the game that mattered defeating Team ...

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WCH2016: Finland unfamiliar with last-place finish

13 September 2016:  Sitting (L-R) on the bench during the World Cup of Hockey Pre-Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. are Team Finland forward Jussi Jokinen (36), forward Aleksander Barkov (91), Patrik Laine (29) and forward Sebastian Aho (20).  Team USA defeated the Team Finland, 3-2. (SOURCE: Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

Normally, one should never count out the Finnish National Team, no matter the tournament or the roster in which they field. The main allure about “Leijonat” for the past two decades  has been their consistent ability to overachieve. They are not usually the fastest, the most skilled, or overly disciplined. ...

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WCH 2016: Team USA Names Leadership Group


Team USA formally announced its captains and leadership group Wednesday morning. Joe Pavelski (Plover, Wis.) was named the team’s captain, with Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Ryan Suter (Madison, Wis.) serving as the alternates. #TeamUSA captains & seven-man leadership group named for 2016 World Cup of Hockey: https://t.co/xGzDsM4tQ7 #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/DByrZ8vK6n ...

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Carey Price gets First Start in Exhibition


Carey Price gets First Start in Exhibition Team Canada will take to the ice for its first exhibition game in Columbus, Ohio to face their cross-border rivals in Team USA on Friday and Carey Price will get the start in goal.  All eyes will be on Price as the 2015 Vezina winner ...

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WCOH2016: Carter, Monahan Latest Injuries


Jeff Carter Out, Corey Perry In Team Canada enters the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Tournament making its third roster change before training camp is set to open in the coming days. Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter has pulled out of the tournament with a lower body injury and ...

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Puckguy’s 14 Thoughts: August 26, 2016


With so much rumbling in my head, might as well air it out in one piece.  Welcome to 14 Thoughts, where I’ll touch on everything Sharks, hockey, and things related to both. (By the way, thank you for the idea, Elliotte Friedman) 1. Sharks’ New Secondary Logos As many of ...

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Logan Couture Named to Team Canada


Logan Couture will represent his home country for the first time as a professional hockey player replacing injured Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn on the roster. Couture’s only other appearance as a member of Team Canada came at the IIHF Under 18 tournament in 2007 where alongside other future NHLers ...

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Joe Pavelski, Captain America


If you are on social media, whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, Sharks fans will always call Wisconsin born Joe Pavelski, Captain America.  He’s the real deal now.  Per multiple reports including NHL.com, San Jose’s captain, will wear the C for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Pavelski, ...

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Sharks Sign RFA Matt Nieto to New Contract

The San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto celebrates his second-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of a Western Conference quarterfinal at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS **

The San Jose Sharks extended their last outstanding Restricted Free Agent tonight as they locked up 23-year-old Matt Nieto who you may not have realized is a native of the Long Beach area of California. The contract is a one-year, one-way deal worth $735,000 dollars and was first reported by Renaud ...

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