Sweden added five players who had good playoff performances to their World Cup roster, including Stanley Cup finalists Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin. With a well-rounded roster and plenty of speed, Sweden could be considered an early favorite to take the tournament. More
Jaromir Jagr is not walking through that door and while the Czechs have some nice offensive weapons in Jakub Voracek and Ondrej Palat, they will have to be defensively staunch in Toronto. To that end, they've added more size to an already imposing blueline.
Russia released its final World Cup roster, but the inclusion of former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has created controversy. Voynov, 26, left the NHL in September after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge, and the NHL will “review his status” before allowing him to play in the tournament.
Suomi added more youth to its lineup for the big summer showdown coming up in Toronto. Along with super draft prospect Laine, Finland rewarded some other recent international heroes from the nation's huge hockey year.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a star-studded lineup to be sure, but had faltered in previous playoffs because they didn't have enough depth beyond those stars. That has not been the case this spring.
After missing 55 days with a bloodclot near his right collarbone, Steven Stamkos returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The NHL shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning's attempts to hold a viewing party for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final tonight. But there's a little more to all of this than meets they eye.
Dylan Sadowy was set to re-enter the draft if San Jose didn’t lock him up to a deal by June 1, but Sharks GM Doug Wilson took care of that by sending the 20-year-old to the Red Wings for a third-round pick. Sadowy has reportedly signed with Detroit.
The key to building a consistent Cup contender: establish a core and surround them with cheap and competent depth.
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