Tony Granato will coach 2018 U.S. Olympic hockey team


The first U.S. Olympic hockey team not to be stocked with NHL players since 1994 will be led by a coach who knows something about the amateur game.

Tony Granato was named Friday to lead Team USA in the Pyeongchang Games next February. He’ll be joined by assistants Chris Chelios, Scott Young, Keith Allain and Ron Rolston.

We’re a group of businessmen as far as I’m concerned, coach John Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Tortorella said after Tuesday’s win. We’re becoming really good pros.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won a record 17 straight in the 1992-93 season — before seven players on the current Blue Jackets roster were born, the Columbus Dispatch noted.

William Karlsson, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno scored Tuesday for the Blue Jackets, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 21 saves to earn his league-leading 25th victory.

The Blue Jackets also are riding an 18-game points streak (17-0-1) and an eight-game home winning streak dating to 2-0 loss to a Nov. 23 loss to the Calgary Flames, both franchise records.

In 2018, McDavid and Draisaitl will be owed a combined $21 million, which would constitute 28 percent of the 2016-17 cap of $75 million (it’s fair to assume the cap will see a slight bump next year). But other cap commitments Edmonton have for that season include forwards Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6 million each), defensemen Andrej Sekera ($5.5M), Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson ($4.16M), and Kris Russell ($4M), and goaltender Cam Talbot ($4.16M). In all, these nine players will eat up about $55M of the cap. So figure that leaves Edmonton roughly $20 million for 14 contracts, which, doesn’t leave a lot of candy Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys for the rest of the class.

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