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From the branches: World Cup of Hockey injuries already!

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The pre-tournament games are off with a bang..dged ankle and shoulder

So when do the NHLers we're playing against show up?
So when do the NHLers we're playing against show up?
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Yesterday we saw three World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament games and they weren't..bad...I guess. Russia/Czech was real exciting right at the end but North America and Europe?

Well...

If you're cheering for Team Underage Drinking then it was alright.

Here's some links, and remember today is the day we reveal the mystery #1 choice in the Top 25 Under 25!

World Cup Links

World Cup of Hockey Team Rosters by Cap Hits - Update - Winging It In Motown

Vladimir Sobotka Suffers Clavicle Injury During Exhibition Game - St. Louis Game Time

Marian Hossa suffers minor foot injury in World Cup warmup, per reports - Second City Hockey

Down Goes Brown: The 15 people you meet at every major international hockey tournament

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is already trashtalking Claude Giroux... in French - Broad Street Hockey

WCH recaps: The first day of pre-tournament action - Pension Plan Puppets

Oliver Ekman-Larsson is ready for the World Cup of Hockey - Five For Howling

Lightning’s J.T. Brown speaks out on Kaepernick protest, questions Tortorella - Colour of Hockey

Pre-Season Links

Expect Greatness: Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin - Defending Big D

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Preview: Joshua Leivo - Editor in Leaf

Martin Reway will miss Canadiens training camp with undisclosed illness - Eyes On The Prize

Other Links

Mythbusters Series: Three Arguments Against the Idea that “The Leafs are Decreasing Their Focus on Analytics - MLHS / Original Six Analytics

Stamkos reportedly asked for $14M from the Leafs - Raw Charge

Why Mike Fisher Being Named Captain Makes Much More Sense Than Not - On the Forecheck

Win Tickets to the World Premiere of Ice Guardians | The LeafsNation

Why Your Team Sucks: Colorado Avalanche - Pension Plan Puppets

Women do not need to compete against males to validate their achievements - Arctic Ice Hockey

Enjoy the day, go on out there and...don't die, I guess.