Tuesday, August 31, 2004

World Cup of Hockey - Day 2

Day two has Germany taking on Sweden (10am pst, CBC & ESPN) and the USA taking on Canada(4pm pst, CBC ESPN2).

It looks like Canada is counting on a physical game from the Americans at the Bell Centre in Montreal tonight. Kirk Maltby, Patrick Marleau, and Kris Draper will be scratched up front in favor of the bigger trio of Brendan Morrow, Joe Thornton and Shane Doan. I'm a little surprised that Morrow is in, but again, the Americans will be physical and the size up front will be put to use. On defense there aren't any surprises as the young boys Jay Boumeester and Scott Hannen will be out.

Betweeen the pipes, Martin Brodeur will be starting for Canada, and Robert Esche will be backstopping the American squad.

TSN has a CP article

Back with more later...

Update: Team Canada games can be heard online via The Team 1040.

Note if you use Windows Media Player, you can enter this url in your Media Player rather than the stupid html window http://meta.insinc.com/team1040/live.asx. This also allows you to save this to your "media library" so you can easily play it again without visiting the website. Oh and for during the regular season(if there is one) you can do the same for CKNW with mms://

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