Saturday, April 21, 2007

Pens in the World Championships

According to the Tribune-Review, the following players will compete in the World Championships:
  • Jordan Staal - Canada
  • Evgeni Malkin - Russia
  • Sergei Gonchar - Russia
  • Ronald Petrovicky - Slovakia
  • Jarkko Ruutu - Finland
Marc-Andre Fleury might play for Canada, but evidently isn't sure yet.

Jordan Staal sure has come a long way, hasn't he? He'll have a chance to play with his brother in this tournament.

Nice to see Geno playing for Mother Russia despite the way he left there. Hopefully those goofs in Magnitogorsk don't try to kidnap him (I think I'm only partially kidding on this one, sad to say).

I'm also completely shocked that Ryan Whitney isn't playing for Team USA. I guess maybe it's due to his injuries - he was pretty nicked up at the end of the playoffs. I'm also mildly surprised that Ryan Malone isn't there either, given that Team USA will be offensively challenged.

1 comment:

will said...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=205275&hubname=nhl

Looks like they are already beefing up for next season ;)