Ice Hockey World Championship
Match start: 11:15 (GMT+1)
Just after the first round in the current World Cup in Denmark the second match day begins. Now we present to your attention a meeting of the main favorite of group B – Canada with the hopeless underdog of the championship – South Korea.
Undoubtedly, the fans of ice hockey are much more interested in the current gaming level of the Maple Leafs at the forthcoming meeting. And here the fantastic paradox in which the main hero is the world champion 2016 and the former coach of Carolina Hurricanes club from NHL occurs…
We will remind you that according to an old tradition , one of the head coaches of clubs of NHL that aren’t participating in the following first round of the playoffs of the Stanley Cup becomes the coach of Canadian national team at each World championship.
Carolina has taken only the tenth place in the regular season of the Eastern Conference. And the former head coach of Hurricanes Bill Peters after the triumph at World Cup 2016, now again is heading Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark.
Canada – South Korea – 22:0
Of course, it is not the result of one of the previous meetings of current rivals though in this pair fantastic advantage of Canada is obvious and therefore doesn’t raise any doubts.
This is the ratio of representation of current players of two national teams in clubs of NHL. The main league of North American hockey doesn’t have any players with the South Korean passport at all. But the Maple Leafs are presented by the players from NHL practically in the best possible way (22 out of 23rd).
And now we can return to the beginning of our prediction and tell about that paradoxical choice which was made by the head coach of the World Champions 2016. Today’s squad of Bill Peters has no players from Carolina which the new head coach of Calgary has been heading within four last years (2014-2018).
The captain – the center forward of Edmonton Connor McDavid will be the current leader of the Maple Leafs in Denmark. We will remind you that in the regular season Connor has once again won the prize Art Ross Trophy which is annually awarded to the top scorer of NHL on “goal + assist” system – 108 points (41+67).