Saturday, August 28, 2004
Here's the programming schedule for all 19 games, CBC, ESPN, and ESPN 2:
MON AUG 30
Czech Republic vs Finland (Helsinki) 10 a.m. Pacfic/Noon Central (ESPN)
TUE AUG 31
Germany vs Sweden (Stockholm) 10 a.m. Pacific/Noon Central (ESPN)
United States vs Canada (Montreal) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (ESPN 2)
WED SEPT 1
Czech Republic vs Sweden (Stockholm) 10 a.m. Pacific/Noon Central (ESPN)
Slovakia vs Canada (Montreal) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (ESPN 2)
THU SEPT 2
Finland vs Germany (Cologne) 10:30 a.m. Pacific/12:30 p.m. Central (ESPN 2)
Russia vs United States (St. Paul) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (ESPN 2)
FRI SEPT 3
Germany vs Czech Republic (Prague) 10 a.m. Pacific/Noon Central (ESPN)
Slovakia vs United States (St. Paul) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (ESPN 2)
SAT SEPT 4
Sweden vs Finland (Helsinki) 5 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Central (no ESPN/ESPN 2)
Russia vs Canada (Toronto) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (no ESPN/ESPN 2)
SUN SEPT 5
Slovakia vs Russia (Toronto) 4 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Central (no ESPN/ESPN 2)
MON SEPT 6 -- WED SEPT 8
FRI SEPT 10 -- SAT SEPT 11
TUE SEPT 14
Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Sweden
North American Division
Canada, Russia, Slovakia, United States
World Cup rosters
The U.S. won the last World Cup of Hockey in 1996. Mike Richter was the tournament MVP. The tournament was known as the Canada Cup from 1976 to 1991. I remember the 1991 Canada Cup very well, almost like it was yesterday. Hockey was just fun as hell back in the early 90s for me. You know, before the New Jersey Devils decided to ruin most of the fun with their f**king trap.
These could be the last hockey games we will see for a while if the NHL owners and players don't get their act together. The CBA expires on September 15, just one day after the World Cup championship game.
I hate to end this post like that, but that's reality, folks. We love hockey here at Sports and Bremertonians. We want the NHL in 2004-2005. Not just a shortened schedule, we want a full regular season schedule. I'm still optimistic about the current labor situation being settled. But who knows what's going to happen.
Enjoy the World Cup of Hockey.