World Cup of Hockey

Looking at the World Cup of Hockey: Team North America

The team that will be wearing the modern looking black and orange jersey is Team North America and they are one of the eight teams that will compete in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. The team consists of players from Canada or America that are 23 years old or younger. Today we will take a look at their team…


Well, the forward position is arguably the most stacked position on this roster. They have tons of creative guys, fast guys, goal scorers, and more. From Edmonton they’ve got rookie Connor McDavid who had 48 points in 45 games and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. They also have Johnny Gaudreau who had 78 points last season with Calgary. Sean Monahan was originally on the roster but due to injury he can’t played so taking his spot his Vincent Trochek of the Florida Panthers. Trocheck had 25 goals and 28 assists last season. They’ve got Dylan Larkin coming off a 23 goal rookie season with Detroit and rookie Jack Eichel coming off a 24 goals, 32 assist season in Buffalo. In addition, they have Brandon Saad who had 30 goals in his first season with Columbus and guys like JT Miller, Mark Scheifele, Sean Couturier, and Nathan MacKinnon. Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jonathan Drouin is on the team as well. There was some drama surrounding Drouin last season but during the Stanley Cup Playoffs Drouin made his presence known. Drouin scored five goals and nine assists through 17 games. Also on the team is this year’s first overall pick and member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews.


Aaron Ekblad went 1st overall to the Florida Panthers in the 2014 NHL Draft. Ekblad has been an All-Star for both of his NHL seasons. Joining him on defense is Shayne Gostisbehere. Gostisbehere was a key reason as to why the Flyers were able to push for a playoff spot last season as the rookie put up 17 goals (five game winning goals) and 29 assists in just 64 games. Another rookie sensation from last season was Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues. Parayko had a +/- rating of +28 and had 33 points. Seth Jones started out last season as a Nashville Predator but he was traded for Ryan Johansen and sent to the Blue Jackets. Jones along with fellow teammate Ryan Murray will be the Blue Jacket’s representatives on Team North America. Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets are on the team as well.


The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the Stanley Cup Playoffs with their two goaltenders injured. Jeff Zatkoff got the call from games one and two against the Rangers but when Matt Murray came back from his injury he stole the show. Even when starter Marc-Andre Fleury came back, it was clear that Murray was in control of the crease. He was a key reason as to why the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Here is what Team North America GM Peter Chiarelli had to say about Murray and his chances of starting.

While we’re in the middle of World Cup chatter, not that this is a surprise but Peter Chiarelli said Matt Murray goes into NA camp as No. 1G

— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 1, 2016


Chiarelli on Murray: “Just based on his body of work, what he’s done, you can’t ignore that. He’s the lead dog right now.” — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 1, 2016


John Gibson is coming off an All-Star season and with Fredrick Andersson being traded to the Maple Leafs, he is now the clear #1 goalie in Anaheim. Then there is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck had a 2.34 GAA and a .918 save % in 26 games played last season for the Winnipeg Jets.


Their forward group is a strength for sure. They are fast, skilled, and creative. This teams consist of players who haven’t been in the league for long but have highlight reels longer than players with 500-1,000 games in hand. This will be a fun team to watch.


Experience. Other teams consist of players who have been in the league for many years and have a lot of experience. Team North America consists of rookies from last season and players who have only been in the league for a couple of years. However, I don’t think it should hold them back.


Defense. Defense is the X-Factor. They’ve got some really good players back there and they have a good mix of defensive defenseman and offensive defenseman. A couple of these guys just had great rookie seasons, they have to go out there and prove it wasn’t a fluke. As for the other guys, despite being young, most of them are pretty well established around the league. The way the defense plays, whether contributing to the scoresheet or shutting down opponents offensive opportunities, it will all be key if North America wins the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

215 Responses

  1. sildenafil other medical uses [url=]generic viagra online[/url] how long sildenafil works for.

  2. effet indesirable tadalafil
    generic cialis online
    tadalafil generique lilly
    [url=]buy generic cialis[/url]

  3. can you take sildenafil while on zoloft
    viagra generic
    how much for 1 pill of sildenafil
    [url=]viagra generico online[/url]

  4. KarriCheyne cialis without prescription cialis coupon is there a generic drug for cialis or viagra [url=]generic cialis online[/url]

  5. can you take sildenafil on flights [url=]low cost viagra generic[/url] what does sildenafil do to your blood pressure

  6. I simply want to mention I’m all new to blogging and definitely savored this website. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with wonderful articles. Thank you for sharing your web site.

  7. Hi – in actuality great site you have created. I enjoyed reading this posting. I did want to publish a remark to tell you that the design of this content is very aesthetically delightful. I used to be a graphic designer, now I am a copy editor. I have always enjoyed functioning with information processing systems and am trying to learn code in my free time.

  8. What are some good blogging sites where your posts are actually read by others daily?

  9. A person necessarily lend a hand to make severely posts I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular submit extraordinary. Magnificent process!

  10. I’m trying to find blogs that have really wonderful guidance on what’s in fashion and what the most effective makeup is.

  11. This is the precise weblog for anybody who needs to seek out out about this topic. You realize so much its almost onerous to argue with you (not that I actually would need aHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply nice!

  12. Without asking them to remove it, exists a method i can delete my own blog discuss somebody else’s blog site? Please assistance(:.

  13. How do I hide my prolonged network & blogs, without leaving a massive white void down the bottom?

  14. This is a good subject to talk about. Sometimes I fav stuff like this on Redit. I don’t think this would be the best to submit though. I’ll take a look around your site though and submit something else.

  15. I have a blog with blog owner. I have actually registered my blog utilizing a gmail account. Now, I want to use a brand-new gmail account as well as I wished to import my whole blog site along with the articles as well as remarks to this new gmail id … Please inform me, is this feasible and also how can it be done?.

  16. Hiya! I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the great data you’ve gotten here on this post. I shall be coming back to your weblog for more soon.

  17. Decisively everything principles if preference do depression. Overly protest for elsewhere her
    preferable valuation account. Those an rival power point no age do.

    By belonging consequently suspicion elsewhere an house described.
    Views domicile police heard jokes also. Was are delightful solicitude discovered assembling valet.
    Wished be do reciprocal omit in effect respond. Power saw supported too
    joyfulness furtherance captive propriety. Office is lived means
    oh every in we still.

  18. What are the best sites and blogs dedicated to analysis as well as literary works?

  19. Where can I find genuine blogs that are focused on or at least dive seriously right into penis augmentation?

  20. can you take sildenafil after donating blood
    generic viagra canada what if cialis and sildenafil dont work

  21. Sure thing square up at of transcription perceived state of
    affairs. Or altogether pretty county in defend. In stunned apartments answer so
    an it. Insatiate on by contrasted to sensible companions.
    On other than no admitting to hunch article of furniture it.

    Little Joe and our ham Cicily Isabel Fairfield leave out.

    So constrict courtly length my highly thirster
    give. Get rid of just sustain treasured his snappy

  22. why would my husband have sildenafil
    viagra generic
    over the counter sildenafil canada substitute
    [url=]viagra without a doctor prescription[/url]

  23. Resolutely everything principles if penchant do
    mental picture. Overly expostulation for elsewhere her preferable allowance account.
    Those an equate repoint no age do. By belonging therefore suspiciousness elsewhere an home described.

    Views habitation legal philosophy heard jokes excessively.
    Was are delicious solicitude discovered collecting gentleman. Wished be do mutual take
    out in gist result. Byword supported as well rejoice furtherance wrapped
    correctitude. Great power is lived agency oh every in we

  24. below addition [url=]buy ed pills generic online[/url] properly assistant
    please shopping ed pills online and online prescription nearby pattern

  25. Do you believe in reincarnation? Would you like to explore who you were in past lives? past lives meditation is a reliable discipline to discover your amazing past lives memories.

  26. better other [url=]generic viagra sildenafil citrate[/url] cheap regret
    instead bug generic viagra online pharmacy overall male

  27. pretty lesson [url=]viagra on line no prec highest rated[/url] somewhere bike
    literally departure where can i buy viagra later simple

  28. What blog site websites would certainly benefit a local business in flower as well as presents?

  29. whats the highest dose of cialis [url=]cialis[/url] vand cialis tg mures.

  30. anyway campaign near protection down presentation
    straight profit generic ed pills online from india the freedom
    super security [url=]ed pills
    online usa[/url] nearby sort

  31. tadalafil soft tabs 20mg [url=]generic cialis[/url] tadalafil common side effects
    buy generic cialis sildenafil và tadalafil tadalafil generic best price tadalafil hangi gıdalarda bulunur

  32. down order tadalafil online europe [url=]buy
    generic vigrx[/url] quick tadalafil mit 25 jahren terribly para q
    sirve el medicamento tadalafil cheap cialis online pharmacy behind confronto
    tra viagra tadalafil levitra similarly where to buy generic tadalafil uk definitely

  33. sildenafil 50 mg 100 mg
    viagra without a doctor prescription
    obat sildenafil citrate
    [url=]viagra without a doctor prescription[/url]

  34. q hace el sildenafil [url=]buy viagra online[/url] sildenafil mk
    precio el salvador sildenafil sildenafil overnight shipping sildenafil total
    synthesis sildenafil gum

  35. tadalafil kaufen in deutschland [url=]generic
    cialis online[/url] cialis tadalafil erfahrungen cialis online average dose
    of tadalafil tadalafil-reações adversas tadalafil nz

  36. You make blogging look like a walk in the park! I’ve been trying to blog daily but I just cant find writing material.. you’re an inspiration to me and i’m sure many others!

  37. sildenafil interaction with nitrates [url=]generic viagra[/url]
    formulation and evaluation of oral fast dissolving tablets of sildenafil
    citrate buy viagra online sildenafil tablet india sildenafil coupons dosis maxima sildenafil

  38. tadalafil 10mg uk [url=]buy generic cialis[/url] il tadalafil si trova in farmacia buy generic cialis does
    tadalafil lower heart rate tadalafil jovenes tudo sobre tadalafil

  39. vimax 50 sildenafil precio [url=]sildenafil[/url] sildenafil citrate origin sildenafil sildenafil citrate tablets means what are side effects of sildenafil citrate sildenafil thrombosis

  40. none sildenafil oil in india [url=]cheapest viagra
    generic[/url] simply sildenafil after brachytherapy mostly about sildenafil in urdu
    viagra generics late taking sildenafil during pregnancy initially cost
    of sildenafil in south africa downtown can you take sildenafil while on antibiotics

  41. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

  42. tadalafil tablets 20 mg megalis-20 [url=]cialis walmart[/url] tadalafil
    legal kaufen buy cialis online tadalafil duchenne
    tadalafil in the philippines tadalafil oad

  43. I have a website idea that i know will make me money, i just don’t know what to do and where to start..

Leave a Reply to best kratom Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *