Hey everyone! There will competitive ice hockey games with NHL players happening in just 10 short days, and thus begins the slow crawl toward the beginning of the NHL season. Though the jury is out on just how exciting the World Cup of Hockey will be, it will get the players ramped up to game speed sooner and give hockey fans something to cheer for that's a bit more engaging than just training camp. And there are very compelling story lines... will the young guns of team North America rise above? Their forward lines are crazily stacked:
Will the experience be able to overcome that? (Dylan Larkin is rotating 4th line spots?!?!?!?) We'll also get to see how Zach Parise's battered back looks in competition. Should be fun for all.
Since it's Wednesday, it's your chance to do the hump.
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