Team USA vs. Team Slovakia – Phil and James Do Sochi

Team USA vs. Team Slovakia – Phil and James Do Sochi

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The Maple Leafs‘ dynamic ‘Murican duo takes their talents to the international stage starting this morning versus Slovakia. Word has it Joe Pavelski will center the Leafs‘ wingers, comprising a line with 84 combined goals in the NHL this season. That’s Team USA’s first line whether they label it that or not.

The game starts at 7:30 a.m. EST on CBC.

Your rosters for this Group A matchup presented by 888sport:

USA

Goalies: Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick
Defensemen: John Carlson, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Suter
Forwards: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler

Slovakia

Goalies: Peter Budaj, Jaroslav Halak, Jan Laco
Defensemen: Ivan Baranka, Dominik Granak, Zdeno Chara, Martin Marincin, Andrej Meszaros, Andrej Sekera, Michal Sersen, Lubomir Visnovsky (injured, will not play)
Forwards: Milan Bartovic, Marian Gaborik (injured, will not play), Branko Radivojevic, Michal Handzus, Marcel Hossa, Marian Hossa, Tomas Jurco, Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Marcinko, Michel Miklik, Peter Ölvecky, Richard Panik, Tomas Surovy, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Zaborsky

291 comments
Ratzshite
Ratzshite

any links to watch live stream of game

Bruffins
Bruffins

Canada wins gold or USA wins on the back of Phil Kessel and Pavelski and Justin Faulk demand to play with the Leafs only because of how awesome Kessel is. Which do you choose?

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

Blah Blah Blah so much love for Phil....only a year or so ago, he was a total enigma


ReimNier
ReimNier

Praise be to The Phil,

The Thrill,

and the Holy Mackinaw,

Amen.

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

i won't cheer against any dude named Zoltan

dlb Mad
dlb Mad

i think there's an opening here for Kessel to win the men's figure skating gold medal as well

Zep2
Zep2

So ,who dat Chara

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

Me thinks it is time for me to buy a Kessel Jersey. 

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

anyone watch the US game? How did our boys look? 

vinoa
vinoa

@rustynail  I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the Canadiens are back in Montreal. Odd, but a Canadian ought to be able to spell Canadian.

vinoa
vinoa

@rustynail  That's really on the doctors and players themselves. Owners should be allowed to put clauses into contracts making them null and void if the player sustains an injury that isn't related to the NHL season. I get that it's a great honour to represent your countries but at the end of the day these athletes are paid very well to play in the NHL and they should respect that first and foremost.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@rustynail marketing and promoting of the game globally-  owners far sighted to not see global merchandise and global tv revenue opportunities

ReimNier
ReimNier

@Murph2417  Praise be to The Phil. May he keep you and bless you. May his love wrap around you. May your day be a snap shot of his enduring grace. Amen.

rustynail
rustynail

@vinoa @rustynail  He must be encountering technical difficulties, exchanged D and F in his numbers yesterday too

Loric76
Loric76

@vinoa @rustynail  works for the CBC.  Not the first time they've let their allegiances be known.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@vinoa @Bruffins  

they way I see it, we only have one top pairing D man on our team at the moment (Rielly will get there) so he would help

vinoa
vinoa

@Bruffins @vinoa  Ph9 + Gleason > Faulk. Justin Faulk is great but he's another #1 Dman. There just may not be enough minutes for him/Dion/Gleason/Rielly/Gards.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@vinoa @Bruffins  

If they don't we probably won't ever be because it's unlikely we add 2 players of their capability 

vinoa
vinoa

@Bruffins You really think Faulk and Pavelski will make us cup contenders?