Wednesday, September 01, 2004

World Cup of Hockey Day 3

Canada vs Slovakia

Canada(1-0) takes on the injury depleted Slovakia(0-1) tonight(4pm pst CBC). Slovakia will be without Peter Bondra, Michael Handzus, Ziggy "Ballfy"(CP typo) and possibly Ladislav Nagy who is nursing an abdominal injury. Scott Hannan is expected to draw in for Ed Jovanovki, Kris Draper is in for Brendan Morrow and Jose Theodore is expected to back up Brodeur, although I wouldn't be surprised if Theodore starts. Kirk Maltby, Patrick Marleau, and Jay Bouwmeester will be the odd men out for a second straight game.

Yesterday I mentioned that Canada's games would be broadcast on the Team 1040, but that was incorrect. They are however on Mojo Radio.

Czech Republic vs Sweden

The European game today(10am pst CBC) is the Czech Republic vs Sweden. The Czechs(0-1), who have not played well, will be in tough against Sweden(1-0). Can the Czechs pull it together or will Sweden take care of them with ease? My money is on Sweden but you can't count the Czechs out. Vokoun was pretty good between the pipes against Finland and he could easily steal a game if Jagr and company can get it together. We will find out shorly...

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