Well, hockey fans, remember the suspense that surrounded the Sidney Crosby lottery back in July? Brace yourselves for a similar experience Wednesday.
At 5 p.m. ET, Team Canada’s executive committee will unveil the 23 players â€“ 13 forwards, seven defencemen and three goaliesâ€“ who will defend Olympic gold in Turin, Italy, in February.
Los Angeles Kings center Jeremy Roenick will be out four to six weeks with a broken finger, an injury he found out about a day after not being selected to the U.S. Olympic hockey team.
“I found out this morning,” Roenick told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. “I have to go back [to Los Angeles] for surgery.”
Roenick broke the finger during Monday night’s 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver. He had a goal and an assist in the victory.
“Just when I was starting to get into a groove and getting things in the right place, this happens,” Roenick said. “But, oh well, what are you going to do?”
For most of last night, the Lou Lamoriello-coached Devils didn’t look any different from the bunch that had driven Larry Robinson to resign as coach.
But maybe the bizarre events of Monday did a little something to change the Devils’ luck.
Because with another awful defeat staring them in the face, the Devils scored two goals in a 16-second span in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit and give Lamoriello his first NHL coaching victory, a 3-1 decision over the Rangers last night at Madison Square Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ partner in a proposed $1-billion US development at the site of Mellon Arena is willing to put up $290 million to pay for a new 18,000-seat home for the NHL team, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Penguins’ development, which would keep the team in Pittsburgh, is contingent on winning a licence for the city’s slot machine casino, however.
The development would also include offices, residential units and retail space.