This announcement just in from USA Hockey.
That among the players added to its World Championship tournament roster, from teams just eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs is:
“Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass./Boston College), who helped the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, will make his first U.S. Men’s National Team appearance.”
Looks to me like Bonehead True Fans Bleed RW&B, who picked seven of eight first-round series correctly, is the winner of “the inaugural Olli Jokinen Five-Hole/Beat the Blogfather Extravaganza and Picnic” and the book “100 Ranger Greats” unless somebody else comes up with another 7 for 8. I did a quick check yesterday, at which point True Fans was the only one with seven wins, so unless somebody had six and Montreal last night, True Fans is the champ.
So last call for any others, though I don’t think there are any others.
Just for fun, does anybody want to try picking the next round?
Here are mine:
Penguins over Habs in four.
Bruins over Flyers in seven.
Sharks over Red Wings in seven.
Blackhawks over Canucks in six.
AFTERNOON UPDATE, 4:40 P.M.: Also, Mark Messier added Michael Del Zotto to his young Canadian team.