Preliminary World Cup of Hockey rosters were released yesterday, and there was plenty going on involving the Stars' stars. For starters, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin both snagged a spot on the Team Canada roster. John Klingberg, however, was left off the initial Team Sweden roster. Here's why, according to Sweden general manager Tommy Boustedt.
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TSN's Frank Seravalli also took a look at Klingberg's absence from the roster, saying it's hard to imagine he won't be added to the final roster on June 1st.
Stars prospect Esa Lindell was named to Team Finland's roster and is excited about the opportunity. He also had this to say about his recent success. (He also apparently likes to hide from media after games.)
"Last season back home went so good and the World championships went really great, too," Lindell said. "And the season here has been great so far, like except the four games in the NHL. I know I can play a lot better than I played there."
Well, the good news is that February's over, says The Hockey Writers' Jordan Dix. [The Hockey Writers]
The latest episode of NHL: After Dark is out, and it stars the Red Wings' Tomas Tatar.
Sean McIndoe counts down the five most surprising players named to Team Canada rosters for past World Cups of Hockey. [The Hockey News]
Here's a look at the Team Canada jerseys that Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin will be sporting.
The University of North Dakota may no longer be the Fighting Sioux, but that hasn't stopped fans from wearing their old gear to games. [New York Times]
Hilary Knight continues to be the face of women's hockey. [Red Bull]
And finally, here are Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin enjoying their day.