Category Archives: 2011 WJC

Report: Dan Bylsma will lead U.S. Olympic Team as head coach

Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will serve in that same role for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, according to Kevin Allen of USA Today. David Poile, as expected, … Continue reading

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WJC Aftermath: Evaluating the Goaltender(s), Plus a Look to 2012

Except for 9:33 in a game against Germany, Jack Campbell played the entire World Junior Championship. He won the tournament’s directorate award as the best goaltender and proceeded to dominate at the international level. Andy Iles only got to play … Continue reading

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WJC Aftermath: Evaluating the Forwards PART II

Yesterday, I gave you an idea of what I thought of the defensemen and the returning forwards. Today, I’ve got quite a few thoughts on the seven forwards that were in their first World Junior Championship this year. Some of … Continue reading

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WJC Aftermath: Evaluating the Forwards PART I

I have decided to break this up into two parts. The first part will focus on the returning players from last year’s World Junior Championship. I think it’s fair to be able to evaluate them differently. There are elements that … Continue reading

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WJC Aftermath: Evaluating the Defensemen

One thing that the folks at USA Hockey do after a tournament like this is get together at some point in the not so distant future and take a look back at the World Juniors. What went right? What went … Continue reading

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Happy With Bronze

Finishing in third place is disappointing for USA Hockey, the team and the fans. It’s not what many expected. Still, this afternoon, a group of 22 players pulled together and ended the tournament on the highest note possible, given the … Continue reading

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Bronze-Medal Game Preview

At 3:30 p.m. EST, the U.S. has a chance to win a medal. No, it’s not the one they wanted most, but its one they want now. The last time Sweden and the U.S. met in the bronze medal game, … Continue reading

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