World Cup of Hockey 2016 Predictions

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This weekend the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17th, 8 teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a guess at how each nation will finish, and who will take home the 3rd edition of the World Cup of Hockey.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Sweden

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Sweden.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Finland

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Finland.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Europe

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Europe.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Czech Republic

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Czech Republic.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team Canada

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team Canada.

by Bryan Vickroy

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World Cup of Hockey 2016 Preview: Team USA

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This weekend, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will begin, bringing with it the biggest superstars in the National Hockey League.  Starting September 17 in Toronto, eight teams will vie for the championship in a tournament not played since 2004.  Let’s take a look at the chances for Team USA.

by Bryan Vickroy

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Happy Canada Day! Our Five Most Popular NHL Stories Ever

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Happy Canada Day everybody! Today is Canadian Independence Day, and to celebrate we’re posting links to our five most popular hockey stories of all time. We’re celebrating Canada’s national past time by re-visiting the most popular hockey stories in the eight year history of the site.

Enjoy!

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The Chicago Bears are Uruguay and 7 more Copa America Analogies

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Copa America Centenario kicks off tomorrow and we got on the analogy kick (pun intended) by matching a local Chicago sports franchise with one of the teams in the United States’ Group A and Mexico’s Group B. The Chicago Bears are Uruguay, the Cubs are the USA, the Blackhawks are Mexico.

To read why and how pick up a Chicago Tribune RedEye edition today, or click on this link hereAccording to the ESPN FC Soccer Power Index, America has the second best shot at getting out of group A. Here are the SPI percentage projections for advancing out of Group A and into the knockout round:

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LA Kings Dustin Brown: worst captain in the NHL

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The LA Kings and Chicago Blackhawks head back to Chicago for game five with the Blackhawks up three games to one. One captain helped lead his team in game four. The other? Still looking for him.

Dustin Brown is doing what he does best against Chicago. Hitting, grinding, and being useless on offense. Looking at his stats, Brown is generally reliable. At least 20 goals a season since 2007-08, excluding the current shortened season, good assist numbers, and less than 100 penalty minutes throughout his career.

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Andrew Shaw Makes Gay Slur, Twitter Reacts, NHL Investigates

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Chicago Blackhawks Center Andrew Shaw may have played his final game with the team. As you can see from the picture deliberately chosen above, Shaw didn’t really have a reputation for being homophobic; until now. That’s him with Blackhawks face of the franchise Patrick Kane, re-enacting the iconic scene from the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic.” 

The photo was taken days after the Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup, and it shows Shaw warmly embracing another man. Although that situation and that photo are light-hearted and fun, today’s atmosphere is serious and a little bit disturbing.

Today, due to his actions in the Stanley Cup playoffs, social media has branded him a homophobic bigot.

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Jurgen Klopp Calls United-Liverpool “Mother of All Games”

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp is pretty psyched for the Reds matchup against arch-rival Manchester United tomorrow night. When two rivals like this meet, emotions will be very high on both sides.

“Everybody needs to be in the best shape and the crowd is involved. I believe in the influence of the crowd,” the Liverpool boss said at his pre-match press conference.
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