It’s never nice to be proven wrong, but whenever it comes to me writing down opinion or prediction I’m used to it. I do Mock Drafts ahead of the NHL Draft each year and I’d hate to see my accuracy record on that. I’ve predicted every first overall pick (this year I’m 100% sure I’ll be wrong) but outside of that I’m usually quite a bit off with some picks.
And I was wrong again with an article I wrote a little over a year ago. During the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs the NHL Draft Lottery took place and the Toronto Maple Leafs retained the first overall pick.
The article I wrote in response was titled “Winning the draft lottery won’t speed up the Leafs rebuild”
Continue reading “Proven wrong – Winning the draft lottery DID help the Leafs”
In today’s edition of Across The Pond, I give a quick update on the World Cup of Hockey as the best of three final series is about to get under way, and I say who I think will win between Canada and Europe.
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I decided to head back to YouTube for my latest post to recap the teams that have crashed out of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and talk about the semi-finals and who I think will be the last two teams standing.
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I’ll be back on Monday to talk more about the finals and then I’ll continue to upload through the NHL season where I’ll discuss a range of topics covering all 30 NHL teams.
From eight teams down to four, with the round robin format of the World Cup of Hockey completed, we now know who will be in the running when the semi-finals get underway on Saturday night.
Last night, Russia had the chance to knock out North America with a win in any fashion over Finland while in the later game, the Czechs and Americans had nothing but pride to play for with both of them already out of the competition.
First on the bill was the Russians and the Finns, Finland were already out of the running but Russia were behind North America after they beat Sweden on Wednesday night, after the Russians beat the kids of North America in their round robin match up, all they needed was a win in any fashion to advance through to the next round.
Continue reading “World Cup Day Six Review – Russia Advance, North America Exit.”
We’re almost at the end of the round robin format of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and now we’re waiting to see who the last teams the qualify for the semi-finals are.
Canada clinched Group A last night while Team North America kept their hopes alive with a big win against the Swedes who are now already through to the semis.
It’s now a race between North America and Russia to see who goes up through and who goes home.
Last night there were two more games and first on the bill was North America against Sweden.
Continue reading “World Cup Day Five Review – Canada Clinch Group A”
Four days into the World Cup of Hockey and we have our first official casualty. Team Finland are on the brink of an exit but after a second loss Team USA is officially out of the tournament after losses to Europe and Team Canada.
Before we talk about the US loss, let’s talk about the early game between Scandinavian
rivals Sweden and Finland.
Continue reading “World Cup Day Four Review – USA Crash Out”
We’re three days into the World Cup of Hockey 2016 and so far, it has been pretty exciting and proving doubters (like myself) wrong. They players obviously want to be there and compete, the standard is as high as it should be and the games are as exciting and fiercely contested as any fan would hope for.
With all eight teams playing their first games, Monday night saw day three of the competition mix it up with one game from Group A and the other from Group B.
First on the billing saw the Czech Republic take on Team Europe. The Czechs were brushed aside in their opening game against Canada, losing 6 – 0 while Europe shocked the US with a 4 – 1 victory on Saturday night.
Continue reading “World Cup Day Three Review”
Group B of the World Cup of Hockey got underway last night with Russia taking on Sweden and the kids of North America facing off against a strong team from Finland.
First on the bill was the Russians and the Swedes, a matchup that on paper looked like it’d be a close contest and that’s exactly the way it went.
Continue reading “World Cup Day Two Review”
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The World Cup got underway last night with Group A action between Europe and USA followed by hosts Canada against the Czech Republic.
Yesterday I posted my first video blog over on YouTube where I briefly previewed the tournament and you can watch that below.
Continue reading “World Cup Day One Review”
I was going to do a big blog post previewing the World Cup of Hockey but instead I decided to start a completely new venture with my blogging.
Instead of solely doing written articles I’m aiming to possibly move into a podcast or at least audio recordings, but now I have officially begun my venture on YouTube.
Below is my first video.
Continue reading “World Cup of Hockey Preview + A New Venture”