Category Archives: USA Hockey

2019 World Juniors: Team USA silver medal postmortem; Player-by-player analysis

It’s a little later than I would have liked to get this story up, but a late-tournament illness knocked me out of commission and the recovery took a little longer than I expected. Finally back on my feet, with a … Continue reading

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2019 World Junior Championship: Assessing Team USA ahead of the quarterfinal

VANCOUVER — The U.S. finished preliminary play with a 3-0-1-0 record, beating Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Finland, while dropping a thriller against Sweden. Through four games, it’s still hard to get a read on this U.S. team. They have only just … Continue reading

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2019 World Juniors: Recap and analysis of USA’s insane comeback, OT loss to Sweden

It’s always a better end to the story when the team that makes the miraculous comeback also wins the game. That wasn’t meant to be for the U.S. that recovered from an astonishingly poor performance through the first 50 minutes … Continue reading

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2019 Team USA World Junior Championship Roster: Team set after six cuts

The U.S. National Junior Team was finalized Sunday ahead of the 2019 World Junior Championship set to begin Dec. 26. The U.S. roster features 23 players — 13 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders. All of the five returning players … Continue reading

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USA beats Slovakia, advances to Quarterfinal: Recap, analysis, stray thoughts

Every coach who has ever coached an international tournament as at one point or another told his team that it is all about getting better in every game you play. The U.S. can’t say they’ve gotten better each time out, … Continue reading

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2018 Olympics: USA falls to OAR, 4-0: Recap, analysis, stray thoughts

Coming into the game, if you looked at the two rosters, you’d have expected the Olympic Athletes from Russia to be the better team and they were. The U.S. dropped a 4-0 decision to OAR and despite a shot counter … Continue reading

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2018 Olympics: USA beats Slovakia — Recap, analysis and stray thoughts

Team USA bounced back in a big way from their shocking loss to Slovenia with a 2-1 win over Slovakia. With the win, the U.S. has four points in the standings and holds sole possession of first place in the … Continue reading

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2018 Olympics: USA falls to Slovenia — Recap, analysis, stray thoughts

If you’re an American, you were probably like me sitting there with your mouth agape as Jan Mursak was left all alone in front and sent a shot past Ryan Zapolski to give Slovenia a shocking 3-2 overtime win over … Continue reading

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On Will Butcher signing with the Devils and the debate we’re still having about NCAA UFAs for some reason

Will Butcher, the most coveted in a class of former collegiate players who let their own draft rights lapse or were not signed by their drafting team, has signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils. The Hobey Baker … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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