I don't know, maybe Nurse. They're going to try out all the players invited. Probably expect another new roster for the most part.
They invited 24 forwards, 12 defensemen and 4 goalies(2 perfect teams). Since they used pretty much a brand new roster I'd expect a lot of guys from the Czech game to be playing again. Since a guy like Chase is a bubble player I'd think there's a decent chance he plays both remaining games.
Hawrelyk (sp?) & Nurse are moving their feet out there - both very fast on some of their shifts so far this 1st
Also, why no names on these jersey's?
Assuming they don't want people to get the idea that the person has already made the team, and people will assume that if they get there name on a Jersey; or they're just lazy and didn't want to put the nameplates on the back of the Jerseys.
Originally Posted by RipsADrive
A taste of hockey in August is such a nice treat.
Really nice stream they're putting on too.
Yep. I agree.
I think these commentators aren't half bad. They're pretty good.
Nurse looks super aggressive out there. Every time a forward crosses the blue line he steps up. He relies alot more on positioning and stick work rather than going for the hit and risk being taken out of position. In the offensive zone he is always looking to pitch down as well.
He skates a ton out there rather than floating around like some bigger d do
Edit: gets a hitting the head call and a 10 minute penalty. Pretty brutal call.
In a first period that saw Canada get chippy with Russia and showed that rivalry we like to see, Darnell Nurse and Greg Chase lead in the banging while both Jayce Hawyrluk and Hadyn Fleury were flying down the ice, skating really well. Tristan Jarry was solid, as was Canada's PK killing off all four Penalties.