Like other teams in the World Cup of Hockey, Team USA is carrying extra players. They all can’t play. So a forward and a goalie and a defenseman are all going to sit during each of the tournament’s games, barring some unforeseen lineup gimmickry from the coach.
Team USA opens against Europe on Saturday afternoon in Toronto, under head coach John Tortorella. Cory Schneider, the New Jersey Devils’ goalie, will sit. Kyle Palmieri, another Devil, will sit. (Say, didn’t Tortorella coach the Rangers?)
But the lineup move that’s gotten the most attention is the scratching of Dustin Byfuglien.Read More »from Dustin Byfuglien surprise scratch for Team USA at World Cup