Friday, May 9, 2008

USA Hockey (and other countries as well)

With the Sabres unable to make the playoffs a number of players are instead playing for their national teams. Pictured are Drew Stafford and Jason Pominville both playing soccer for team USA. However I believe the sport they were recruited to play is hockey. Besides these two Gaustad was also asked to be on the team, but dropped out to have some minor surgery, and new Sabre Nathan Gerbe was given a tryout before being cut.

A few other Sabres players are also in the tournament. Roy is playing for Canada, and Afinogenov is playing for Russia. Sekera is also playing for Slovakia. Derek Roy and his Canadian buddies are of course expected to win the tournament, but could end up getting caught by the United States who lost a close game to them in the preliminaries, or some other team.

Detroit won their first game against Dallas out west in the Stanly Cup Semi-finals. If Dallas is going to make it through this round they need Turco to be there to carry them.

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