Leon Draisaitl, one of six Germans on Team Europe, believes his country is getting better in international competitions, and hopes the World Cup of Hockey helps grow the hockey stage in Germany.
The Auston Matthews show arrived at the ACC on September 8th with Team North America’s debut, and it is certainly there to stay with the 2016-17 NHL season around the corner.
He isn't sporting the “C” or “A” on his sweater for this tournament, but Joe Thornton's veteran presence and outstanding career are assets Team Canada couldn't pass up on.
The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is guaranteed to be in a class of its own as it presents some unique twists. How Team North America fares is already a subject of intrigue.