Brent Sutter tried to put the blinders on them. He tried to insert the ear plugs. But from the beginning it’s been impossible to ignore the trumpeting elephant in the corner of their dressing room.
“Dec. 31. Dec. 31.
“New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve. Canada-USA. Canada-USA.
“It’s been the talk with everybody since the beginning. The fans. The media. We’ve heard it with everybody we’ve seen, everywhere we’ve been,” said Sutter.
The elephant has now been released.
It was a tie that felt like a loss for the U.S at the world junior hockey championships on Friday night.
The U.S. saw a 2-0 lead evaporate as Switzerland scored a pair of third-period, power-play goals for a 2-2 draw. The Americans (2-0-1) now must beat Canada (3-0-0) Saturday night if they hope to finish first in Pool A at the 10-team tournament and advance directly to the semifinal.
By the way this game will be broadcast on DirectTV at 7pm eastern on channel 642.
The Weight-ing Game
The Canucks might be looking for a number one pivot, the Avs could be snooping around the Canadiens crease and the Devils may look to shake up their top line too.
Some interesting rumors from around the NHL.