With the preliminary rosters for the World Cup of Hockey being announced, Jeff Marek joins the show to help dissect Team Canada, Team North America, and Team Russia. Then we rang Jen Lute Costella up to discuss Team USA’s roster and their chances in the tournament.
01:47 – Trade Deadline Day at the Sportsnet studio
05:29 – ‘The Sochi Model’ for roster construction
08:48 – Injury risk scaring off players from future participation
13:09 – Which Canadian goalie is 2nd in line behind Carey Price
15:19 – Shea Weber being picked over PK Subban
18:14 – The conservative nature of Hockey Canada
23:40 – Brent Burns’ value as a defenseman vs. a forward
28:51 – The 3 remaining spots on the Canadian blueline
31:06 – The Canadian tradition of centers sliding over to the wing
32:51 – The biggest omissions from the first 16 invites
35:11 – The speed of the U23 version of Team North America
37:54 – Connor McDavid and Dylan Larkin
41:20 – Sean Couturier’s inevitable breakout
42:56 – The disparity in talent between Russia’s forwards and defense
46:05 – Players from the KHL being eligible
53:22 – Freshbooks Live Read
54:21 – Jen Lute Costella intro
55:00 – Team USA needing more goal scoring
59:50 – The divide between John Carlson’s numbers and the eye test
1:03:43 – Jonathan Quick starting over Cory Schneider
1:09:40 – Handicapping Team USA’s chances in the tournament
1:10:23 – How the Blackhawks have regained their form
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