First blood to Canada as Europe downed in World Cup of Hockey final

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – Brad Marchand celebrated his $ 49 million deal for eight years with the Boston Bruins and contributed to Canada’s power to a 3-1 victory over Europe in the opening match world Cup final hockey series.

Marchand Tuesday contributed a goal and an assist just one day after inking his contract extension with the Bruins to quell speculation of a possible move of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Steven Stamkos and Patrice Bergeron scored the other goals for Canada against a European side who dug deeply and caused problems for the hosts.

“At first I thought they were better than us for large areas of the game at times,” said Canadian coach Mike Babcock. Continue reading

Storied Canada-Russia rivalry begins next chapter at World Cup of Hockey

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TORONTO – Most Canadian seniors can probably tell you where they were when man walked on the moon in 1969, when Paul Henderson scored the defeat of the Soviets at the Summit Series in 1972.

That is why Canada against Russia Hockey World Cup semi-final on Saturday night (19 pm ET, ESPN) has additional layers of hype. The United States is the No. 1 rival hockey in Canada now, but the Russian rivalry is more a legendary Canada.

“It’s a rivalry that has been around for a long time,” said Canadian center Sidney Crosby. “I think it means (this is) an intense emotional play. Two proud nations when it comes to hockey.” Continue reading

Blackhawks open camp with D Duncan Keith back on the ice

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Chicago Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith is introduced to the fans during the NHL hockey team’s convention Friday, July 15, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ORG XMIT: ILCA111

CHICAGO (AP) – Duncan Keith was back on the ice after the first workout Chicago Blackhawks of preseason camp.
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Two-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the best NHL defenseman took part in team training on Friday.
Keith withdrew from Team Canada at the World Championship in ice hockey to continue rehabbing his right knee, and went through practice, which lasted about 25 minutes. He said it was skating in this month’s “just trying to be happening,” and he is happy with the “progression, it was basically since I started skating again.” Continue reading

Trevor van Riemsdyk helps Blackhawks paint the United Center ice

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CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks öppna träningsläger fredag vid Johnnys Ice House, men på onsdag de fick United Center is redo för säsongen.

Hawks backen Trevor van Riemsdyk assisterad besättningsmedlemmar i måla indiska huvudet logotyp och linje på hemmaplan.

Van Riemsdyk sa att det var svårare än det ser ut, men han hade kul gör det.

Kommande av hans första fulla säsong med Hawks, är 25-åriga back redo att ramp tillbaka upp med säsongen runt hörnet.

“Vi har en stor tränare som ska sätta oss genom borrar och grejer. De har alla varit här och de vet vad det är, och en hel del av oss vet vad som väntar och vad det kommer att se ut,” van Riemsdyk berättade WGN. “Vi är mycket glada över att gå ut och spela med ett högt tempo, hög energi, och bara vara fokuserad när du är på isen.”

Chicago Blackhawks announce training camp dates

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Finally, after a long, spring / summer and hot hockeyless in Chicago, the Custom Blackhawks Jersey training camp will open for the 2016-17 season on Friday, September 23, at the United Center.

This is the first time since 2013 that the Hawks have not held training camp in South Bend, Ind., On the campus of Notre Dame.

Team officials decided to stay in Chicago because most players are participating in the World Cup of Hockey. The Hawks have six strikers, three defenders and a goalkeeper compete in the eight-team tournament in Toronto.

Then on Saturday, September 24, the team will hold its training camp festival sold out at the United Center. That event begins at 8 a.m. and a team of A vs Team B scrimmage at 11 a.m stands ..

Apart from the festival, fans can not see the Hawks practice until Sunday, October 2 when they are scheduled to practice at Johnny’s Icehouse West at 9:30 and 11 pm Other days of practice include Johnny Oct. 6 -8 and 10-11 although dates and times are subject to change. Continue reading

Ville Husso Saves The Day As St. Louis Blues Open Prospects Tournament

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St. Louis Blues opened their tournament prospects are pretty good with a good result. They relied on Ville Husso a bit too much, because they have things in Traverse City.

St. Louis Blues began their campaign of 2016-17 in Traverse City, Michigan, and Ville Husso was a star. It was an annual tournament prospects dropping what many young players will be a season with a lot of NHL games.

Blue took the prospects of its main rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks. Blackhawks came ready to play and blues, with the exception of the goalkeeper, had to stay in bed.

Prospects Chicago outshot St. Louis’ 12-4 and was 1-0 after one period of play. St. Louis did not even raise a good chance on goal until about 12 minutes left in the middle frame.

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, though. Blues prospects poached a goal soon after this initial chance. Continue reading

Blackhawks Listed as Favorites to Win 2017 Stanley Cup

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Chicago Black Hawks have been bounced from the playoffs unceremoniously in 2016 by the St. Louis Blues, oddsmakers are bullish that the Hawks will make a big comeback next year.
The faith, the last of the 7 championship Stanley Cup 3 in the 2017 Hawks have won the of the NHL, a new set of release odds by the Bodog lists the Black Hawks as a co-favorite to hoist, in has been demonstrated, There you in order to win the trophy 9-to-1 favorite, has been described as to share the favorite status in the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Continue reading