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Seven Canes to Participate in World Championship by Terrell Williams

2017 IIHF World Championship, to be held from May 5-21 in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany.

 Noah Hanifin ,  United States

 Sebastian Aho , Finland

Jeff Skinner, Canada

Victor Rask, Sweden

Joakim Nordstrom,Sweden

Elias Lindholm, Sweden

Eddie Lack, Sweden

 

United States,  open group play on May 5 at LANXESS Arena in Cologne against host Germany.

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Canada/USA Coaches:

 
 Canada, USA name coaches
 

See you in Germany and France! Jon Cooper and Jeff Blashill shake hands after an NHL game. They will coach Canada and the United States respectively at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

 

 

Canada Roster so far:

  • In goal, Eric Comrie (Edmonton/Winnipeg, NHL) and Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg/Colorado, NHL);
  • Defencemen Tyson Barrie (Colorado, NHL), Calvin de Haan (New York Islanders, NHL), Jason Demers (Florida, NHL), Michael Matheson (Florida, NHL), and Josh Morrissey (Calgary/Winnipeg, NHL);
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  • Forwards Sean Couturier (Philadelphia, NHL), Matt Duchene (Colorado, NHL), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia, NHL), Alex Killorn (Tampa Bay, NHL), Travis Konecny (Philadelphia, NHL), Ryan O’Reilly (Buffalo, NHL), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado, NHL), Brayden Point (Tampa Bay, NHL), Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg, NHL), Wayne Simmonds (Philadelphia, NHL), and Jeff Skinner (Carolina, NHL).

USA Roster so far:

Position
 
No.
 
Name
 
           
G 37 Connor Hellebuyck            
G 35 Jimmy Howard            
G 40 Cal Petersen            
D 6 Daniel Brickley            
D 65 Danny DeKeyser            
D 55 Noah Hanifin            
D 5 Connor Murphy            
D 8 Jacob Trouba            
F 10 Anders Bjork            
F 14 Nick Bjugstad            
F 7 JT Compher            
F 9 Andrew Copp            
F 18 Christian Dvorak            
F 15 Jack Eichel            
F 12 Jordan Greenway            
F 21 Dylan Larkin            
F 19 Clayton Keller            
F 27 Anders Lee            
F 29 Brock Nelson            

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Seven Canes Featured in World Championship Prelims by Michael Smith

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Seven Carolina Hurricanes players will represent their respective countries in the 2017 IIHF World Championship, which takes place in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany, from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 21.

 

May 5        Sweden vs. Russia        10:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 5        Finland vs. Belarus        10:15 a.m.             
May 5        USA vs. Germany        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 5        Czech Republic vs. Canada    2:15 p.m.        NHL Network (tape delay)    
May 6        Germany vs. Sweden        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 7        Slovenia vs. Canada        6:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 7        USA vs. Denmark        10:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 7        Finland vs. France        10:15 a.m.             
May 8        Belarus vs. Canada        10:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 8        USA vs. Sweden        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 8        Finland vs. Czech Republic    2:15 p.m.             
May 10        USA vs. Italy            10:15 a.m.        NBCSN    
May 10        Finland vs. Slovenia        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 11        Sweden vs. Latvia        2:15 p.m.             
May 11        Canada vs. France        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 12        Sweden vs. Latvia        10:15 a.m.             
May 13        Latvia vs. USA            6:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 13        Norway vs. Finland        6:15 a.m.             
May 13        Canada vs. Switzerland        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 14        Slovakia vs. USA        10:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 14        Denmark vs. Sweden        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    
May 14        Switzerland vs. Finland        2:15 p.m.             
May 15        Canada vs. Norway        10:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 16        Sweden vs. Slovakia        6:15 a.m.        NHL Network    
May 16        Russia vs. USA            10:15 a.m.        NBCSN    
May 16        Canada vs. Finland        2:15 p.m.        NHL Network    

All times listed in Eastern Standard Time.

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The strong get stronger:

Hockey Canada has added Marc-Edouard Vlasic (San Jose, NHL)Mitch Marner (Toronto, NHL)Brayden Schenn (Philadelphia, NHL), and Chad Johnson (Calgary, NHL) to its now 22-player roster competing at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany, May 5-21.

 

Watch US/Germany Game Live Today on NHL Network at 2:15 p.m. ET

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Elias Lindholm has scored in the second period with a Rask assist to put Sweden up 1-0 against Russia...

Sebastian Aho has scored in the second period to put Finland up 2-1 against Belarus...

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Russia beat Sweden 2-1 in a shootout. Lindy with a goal

Finland beat Belarus 3-1  Aho with a goal and an assist

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Power rankings to start the tourney - some pretty funny one liners:

 

1.  Canada  Canada:  Speak softly and carry a big Ron Hextall stick
2.  Russia  Russia:  Like Metallica said: “Ride The Lightning”
3.  Sweden  Sweden:  Because Norris Trophy potential is sexy
4.  USA  United States:  Team North America First
5.  Czech Czech Republic:  Forget about deodorant, we’re all about Cologne
6.  Finland  Finland:  Underestimate us! Go on! Do it!
7.  Suisse  Switzerland:  But why can’t we have Team Europe again?
8.  Germany  Germany:  We grew up dreaming of finishing fourth
9.  Slovakia Slovakia:  The good news is we have a guy named Stastny
10.  Denmark Denmark:  Mr. Ehlers, is it OK if we triple-shift you?
11.  Belarus  Belarus:  Bound for the finals – of the Fed Cup
12.  Norway Norway:  Thoresen was the ancient Norse god of pucks
13.  France  France:  Croyez-vous aux miracles?
14.  Latvia  Latvia:  Baryshnikov just got citizenship, but he has a pulled groin
15.  Slovenia Slovenia:  In fairness, Melania's not here either
16.  Italy Italy:  Why does Luongo always turn us down? Why?

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The line of Rask, Lindholm, and Landeskog were having a great game, then Lindholm got slashed on his right leg and left the game "in a lot of pain." 

 

This better not be serious. Landeskog kept going after the German ******* that slashed Lindholm, he also had something to say to the German bench after they poured it on.

 

Landeskog and Rask ended up having very good games. Interesting that there was some trade talk regarding Landeskog and the Canes, and he ends up on the first line with Rask and Lindholm.

 

They do look good playing together.

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What's not to like about marginal NHLers, or even ECHLers trying to make a point by proving their "toughness" against true NHLers?  What could go wrong?

 

While we're at it, we need more preseason games against the KHL.  Yeah, that would be awesome.

 

</sarchasm>

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22 hours ago, Kyrule said:

The line of Rask, Lindholm, and Landeskog were having a great game, then Lindholm got slashed on his right leg and left the game "in a lot of pain." 

 

This better not be serious. Landeskog kept going after the German ******* that slashed Lindholm, he also had something to say to the German bench after they poured it on.

 

Landeskog and Rask ended up having very good games. Interesting that there was some trade talk regarding Landeskog and the Canes, and he ends up on the first line with Rask and Lindholm.

 

They do look good playing together.

 

I definitely still have a sense that Landeskog could be a classic Francis type pick up, if the Av's GM is reasonable about price. This is a guy who has dropped off a lot and currently seriously underperforming his salary. There is risk that he is just not the same player, yet he's signed for a long time, at pretty hefty pay. This should drop his price, possibly by a lot.

 

If Francis can get Ladeskog in a relative value, and if a change of scenery brings him back to his potential, this could be a steal.

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15 hours ago, remkin said:

 

I definitely still have a sense that Landeskog could be a classic Francis type pick up, if the Av's GM is reasonable about price. This is a guy who has dropped off a lot and currently seriously underperforming his salary. There is risk that he is just not the same player, yet he's signed for a long time, at pretty hefty pay. This should drop his price, possibly by a lot.

 

If Francis can get Ladeskog in a relative value, and if a change of scenery brings him back to his potential, this could be a steal.

 

I think Francis needs to make a few actual non small-ball pickups before we can talk about his classics.   It's more of a classic Cane pickup if anything.

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On ‎07‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 11:36 AM, LakeLivin said:

Anyone hear any updates on Lindholm?

It seems he is doing just fine - scored two goals in the first period against USA!

(Sorry, I have to post it before my introduction :) )

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Lindholm is back, and after two periods he has 2 goals against the U.S..

 

Two wicked wrist shots to the upper corner, maybe he changed his stick...

 

Good news...and good news (for him I mean even though it's against the USA team).

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1 minute ago, Caniac514 said:

It seems he is doing just fine - scored two goals in the first period against USA!

(Sorry, I have to post it before my introduction :) )

 

Just beat me to it...and welcome.

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4 hours ago, hag65 said:

 

I think Francis needs to make a few actual non small-ball pickups before we can talk about his classics.   It's more of a classic Cane pickup if anything.

 

Well, yeah. What we have seen so far though, is classic value moves, where we don't give up much, in fact almost nothing, for the guys we've gotten. But it is fair to say that getting a guy like Landeskog isn't really classic for Francis. But to flesh out what I'm getting at:

 

TT, Versteeg, Stempiak, Darling, Nordstrom, Stahlberg. Admittedly not blockbusters, but what they all have in common is that we gave up next to nothing for them, and even got some picks back as some left.

 

So, maybe not Classic in the sent that Francis has not picked up a contract like Landeskog's, but in terms of what it might take in a trade to get him, he could be a great value play, and Francis is all about value plays.

 

This of course assumes that his stock has dropped, and the Avs are ready to move him for below his historical value. The guy put up 33 points last year for crying out loud. Derek Ryan put up 29, in fewer games. I don't want Landeskog if the price assumes he's a 65 point guy.

 

I don't think Francis would have any interest at all in picking up that contract if not for two things and he needs both:

 

1. Value trade. Given an off year followed by a pure bad year, there is risk that Landeskog is just not that good anymore. That has to drop the price in a trade.

2. Francis et all think Landeskog can still be a 60 point guy. Yes, leadership is nice, but he's being paid to produce points.

 

But if we get a good value on the trade, and if a change of scenery gets him back to 2013-15, (60 plus points), he could be a steal.

 

One thing we've seen about Francis to date: he doesn't like to give up existing players or prospects. So if he can get Landeskog without losing a key guy off the existing team, that would be a value.

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1 hour ago, Kyrule said:

Lindholm is back, and after two periods he has 2 goals against the U.S..

 

Two wicked wrist shots to the upper corner, maybe he changed his stick...

 

Good news...and good news (for him I mean even though it's against the USA team).

 

Wow!  I'm back off the ledge I was on in the other thread.

 

Against the USA?  So what.  I want a healthy Lindy to start the season.

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I watched the US and Sweden very closely.  By far their best line was Skog-Lindy-Rask.  Skog bring "sandpaper" and is willing to get to the front on the net to screen goalies.  Sounds like a guy that checks off a lot of boxes as a guy we could use.  

 

On a related note, it is nice to see our guys making themselves noticed on this stage.  Sure, its not the Stanley cup playoffs, but they are on teams with other NHL-ers and seem to be doing well.   Lindholm is the best player on Sweden not named Victor Hedman (who is a horse, BTW).  Skinner is doing well for Canada as is Aho for Finland.  Hanifan is the USA's best defenseman IMO and he's the QB of the PP.  Very nice to watch....

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Landeskog scored a goal for Sweden with assists from Lindy and Rask (guys definitely have some chemistry there ;) ).

Elias added the second goal with Rask assisted.

Skinner meanwhile got the game misconduct penalty for spearing :o:shakeshead:

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What is Skinner doing playing there anyway?  Of all the players we can't afford to lose to injury, he's at the top of the list or close to it.  That's all we need, for some ECHLer trying to prove himself to give Skins another concussion.  I don't think he can take too many more of those.

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Skinner is one hit away from being tied to the monkey bars (sarchasm). 

 

However, in this case Realm he was ejected for spearing the goalie's glove (or midsection) depending on what the ref saw.

 

Don't understand why he just didn't go off for 2-min but it is Euro hockey.

 

 

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Sweden was playing the second day in row, today against Italy.

Lindholm with a goal (assist from Landeskog) and assist (to Rask), Rask with another goal, Nordy has an assist as well.

Needless to say, Italy lost 1:8  (they better play soccer :) ).

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