Muzzin (CAN), Gaborik (EUR) added to World Cup rosters

Jake Muzzin was added to Team Canada and Marian Gaborik was added to Team Europe as World Cup of Hockey rosters were finalized on Friday. Jonathan Quick had already been named to Team USA, Anze Kopitar to Team Europe, and Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter to Team Canada. Kings General Manager Dean Lombar...

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Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare added to World Cup rosters

PITTSBURGH -- The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward's mind was simply too busy. "I was just sitting up there looking at the ceiling," Rust said. Yet even those daydreams didn't compare to...

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Tim Panaccio
Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter

Stamkos wants to re-sign, help Lightning to Cup

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steven Stamkos hopes he hasn't played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's top goal scorer can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, however he reiterated Friday that he'd like to stay with the team drafted him No. 1 ov...

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Frank Seravalli , Philly Daily News, Flyers Beat Writer
Hearing Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be captain of the #LAKings. They want to go in a different direction with the 'C.' #TSN
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Josh Yohe , Tribune Review, Penguins Beat Writer
Callahan instead of Kessel on the Team USA roster? LOL I noticed Callahan twice all series, once when he almost killed Letang.
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Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
The Toronto Maple Leafs are never this physical.
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Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
So Auston Matthews makes team NA u23, but 30-goal man Alex Galchenyuk doesn't. Yikes.
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
Team Canada's 7 WCup roster additions: Joe Thornton, Claude Giroux, Matt Duchene, Brad Marchand, Brent Burns, Alex Pietrangelo, Jake Muzzin
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Elliotte Friedman , Hockey Night In Canada, Reporter
Canada adds: Burns, Muzzin, Pietrangelo (D). Duchene, Giroux, Marchand, Thornton (F).
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
So no Kessel or Justin Faulk or Shattenkirk, among others... for USA... surprising especially for Faulk or Shattenkirk for me...
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
Corey Perry, P.K. Subban, Kris Letang among big names left off Team Canada. Perry biggest surprise, really. (con't)
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
Youngstars 7 WCup additions: Jonathan Drouin, Auston Matthews, RNH, Mark Scheifele, Shayne Gostisbehere, Colton Parayko, Jacob Trouba
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Stephen Whyno , Canadien Press, NHL Reporter
No Phil Kessel, Paul Stastny, Tyler Johnson, Kyle Okposo, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler or Kevin Shattenkirk for U.S.
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C. Maisak ,, Sports Writer
Justin Faulk, Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Martin, Nick Leddy, Cam Fowler + Andy Greene. That's 6 USA d-men who are better than Jack Johnson.
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
Team USA 7 WCup roster additions: Matt Niskanen, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, JVR and David Backes
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
San Jose reaching the Cup final gives the Sharks 24 playoff series in which they've played in since 2003-04, tied for most in NHL with Det
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
I'd have taken Nick Leddy over Jack Johnson any day and Phil Kessel over anyone USA added. Plus PK Subban should renounce his citizenship.
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Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
Team Canada names Jake Muzzin and Alex Pietrangelo, who are better than P.K. Subban and Kris Letang. Right? #notshocked
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Elliotte Friedman , Hockey Night In Canada, Reporter
USA adds: Erik & Jack Johnson, Niskanen (D). Backes, Callahan, Dubinsky, Van Riemsdyk (F).
@FriedgeHNIC | | 3h | Score: 14

Elliotte Friedman , Hockey Night In Canada, Reporter
Europe adds: Greiss (G), Ehrhoff/Sbiza (D), Bellemare, Gaborik, Niederreiter, Rieder (F)
@FriedgeHNIC | | 3h | Score: 12

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Helene Elliott , Los Angeles Times, Sportswriter
Kings' Jake Muzzin added to Team Canada for World Cup
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Paul Hendrick , Leafs TV, NHL Reporter
Josh Leivo attracts a crowd after scoring a power play goal. 3-0 Marlies with 13:01 left in 3rd. #MarliesLive
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1464399587 , Capitals News and Updates
Update: Justin Peters, still bad
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1464399519 , Blackhawks News and Updates
Thirteen Blackhawks land on finalized World Cup of Hockey rosters - #HawksTalk
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1464398970 , Blackhawks News and Updates
Watch: Kid imitates Patrick Kane's post-goal celly in youth hockey game - #HawksTalk
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Jonathan Willis , Nation Network, Managing Editor
In 62 minutes together at 5v5 in the playoffs, line of Malkin, Kunitz & Rust has a 73% Fenwick rating and has outscored opponents 7-0. #
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Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
The Toronto Maple Leafs are never this physical.
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Bruce Hollingdrake ,, Editor In Chief
Kings Strip Dustin Brown of Captaincy: Report #THW
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Steve Dangle ,, Hockey Writer
TJ Brennan slashes Justin Peters' stick right out of his hands and it's a Bears powerplay (in 10 seconds). Super not smart. #MarliesLive
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Jeremy Rutherford , St. Louis Dispatch, Blues Beat Writer
Thx for having us Frank! She had a blast but she would argue with you about me being nice. Tune in for Blues talk!
@jprutherford | | 1h | Score: 2

David Shoalts , Globe and Mail, NHL Writer
OK, but same old #Oilers.
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Ed Frankovic ,, Capitals Beat Reporter
Canada chose both Brent Burns & Shea Weber over Kris Letang for the World Cup team. Letang's very good, but he's not as great as some th
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Harrison Mooney , Puck Daddy, Associate Editor
No P.K. Subban? Turns out it IS possible for me to care less about the World Cup of Hockey.
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Jonathan Willis , Nation Network, Managing Editor
Also: This really should be the last time that Shea Weber is considered a lock at RD for Canada.
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Jonathan Willis , Nation Network, Managing Editor
There's lots of room to quibble about Team Canada's selections, but at least they didn't leave Phil Kessel off their roster.
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Jack Michaels , Edmonton Oilers, Play By Play Announcer
All of these are elite players, but I'll admit Pietrangelo over Letang and Callahan over Kessel caught me by surprise.
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John Shannon , SportsNet, Hockey Reporter
Reports of Dustin Brown being replaced as Kings' captain are true. If I'm a betting man, Anze Kopitar will be the next Kings' "C".
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Jason Plank ,, Sportswriter
Burns, Thornton, Vlasic, Pavelski named to Canada and USA World Cup of Hockey Rosters
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Brad Marchand Selected To Canada’s 2016 World Cup Of Hockey Roster

It’s official: Brad Marchand will be representing his native Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey this fall in Toronto. Marchand joins Boston Bruins linemate Patrice Bergeron on a loaded Canadian squad as the World Cup returns after a 12-year absence. The full rosters for the eight-team tourname...

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Notebook: Greene to doctor, Muzzin love, Watson shoots

Several assorted notes and tidbits on a Monday afternoon: -Matt Greene saw a doctor earlier today as the process of his attempt to return from an upper-body injury continued. It’s too early at this point to gauge exactly where Greene is at, but the veteran defenseman, who suffered an upper-body in...

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Niskanen Cracks Team USA Roster

When the powers that be at USA Hockey named Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Team USA roster for September’s World Cup of Hockey on Friday, it validated what many in Washington already know: Niskanen has quietly elevated his game to the point where he is a legitimate top pairing blueliner in t...

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Penguins' Phil Kessel not among 7 added to Team USA World Cup roster

Two-time Olympic forward Phil Kessel failed to make the final cut for the United States' World Cup of Hockey roster Friday, a day after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins reach the Stanley Cup finals. In passing over the 10-year NHL veteran, Team USA officials filled the final four forward spots with C...

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Josh Yohe - Tribune Review, Penguins Beat Writer
Callahan instead of Kessel on the Team USA roster? LOL I noticed Callahan twice all series, once when he almost killed Letang.
@JoshYohe_PGH | | 3h | Score: 76

Niskanen to Represent the United States at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen has been selected to represent the United States at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Niskanen joins Capitals teammates Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden), John Carlson (United States), Braden Holtby (Canada), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia), Dmitry Orlov (Russia),...

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Kings decline to respond to report that Dustin Brown will lose his captaincy for 2016-17

The Kings would neither confirm nor deny a report Friday that right wing Dustin Brown would have his captaincy taken away from him next season. The Canadian sports network TSN said on its website that Brown was told he would no longer be the Kings’ captain, a position he’s held since taking over...

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Stanley Cup finals preview: Sharks vs. Penguins

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LA Kings remove captain's 'C' from Dustin Brown: Report

. View photo (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings are reportedly poised to make a change in their leadership structure this offseason. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be the team’s captain next season and the Kings want...

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Frank Seravalli - Philly Daily News, Flyers Beat Writer
Hearing Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be captain of the #LAKings. They want to go in a different direction with the 'C.' #TSN
@frank_seravalli | | 8h | Score: 131

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