Episode 67: The World Cup of Hockey

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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2 thoughts on “Episode 67: The World Cup of Hockey

  1. JaredCahill0 says:

    Wow… you guys really hate Jonathan Quick. Considering his résumé, he is a no-brainer for this tournament. Quick has won two Cups, along with a Conn Smythe Trophy. Schneider and Bishop are amazing goalies, but Quick should still be Team USA’s #1 guy.


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