Category Archives: World Cup of Hockey

Quick Take: USA 7, Czech Republic 0

So a goal differential of 21-2 in the last three games. And Canada is out of it, too. What happened:  Auston Matthews is good. Really good.  The Scottsdale, AZ product and consensus #1 pick in the upcoming 2016 draft netted a … Continue reading

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Quick Take: USA 10, Switzerland 1

Team USA destroyed Switzerland 10-1.  Our very own Jim Gatlin was bored after the third goal, but it was a happy bored. After a white washing, we’re not really going to go into specifics, and rip a game apart (though … Continue reading

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After the Fact: Analyzing the US loss to Sweden

We’re back after some time away. After games, we analyze what went well and what didn’t during a Team USA game. Here’s the post mortem of the USA’s 1-0 loss to Sweden yesterday.  After beating Canada 4-2 on Saturday, the US … Continue reading

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December World Cup of Hockey Rankings: Top 12 Forwards

December is upon us and we’ve already scouted out the defensemen and goalies that we would select for the Team USA roster. Today, we focus in on the forwards and narrow our view to only 12. Later this week, we’ll … Continue reading

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Choosing Captain America Part 1: Zach Parise

It was in 2012 that Zach Parise truly captured the attention of the nation. Before the free agent frenzy that captivated the hockey world, it was Parise’s leadership and play that drove up his price, and hastened his departure from … Continue reading

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December World Cup of Hockey Report: Top 3 Goalies

Elite goalies are tough to come by. But the Americans have been blessed with stellar goaltending in 2010 (Ryan Miller) and 2014 (Jonathan Quick). Though it didn’t translate into a gold medal, it certainly kept Team USA in the thick … Continue reading

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Around the Net: Captain America and #Free Wheeler

Team USA General Manager and architect Dean Lombardi was recently in the news saying that the Americans require better leadership than in their Olympic Showing. Hilarious since it was Lombardi’s own Dustin Brown serving as Captain for the doomed USA … Continue reading

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November World Cup of Hockey Report: Top 15 Forwards

After looking at the top 5 goaltending options for Team USA yesterday, today we focus on the top 15 forwards that should be on the front office’s radar. For the initial scouting report, we’ve ranked them by what we saw as importance to … Continue reading

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November World Cup of Hockey Scouting: Top 5 Goalies

Elite goalies are tough to come by. But the Americans have been blessed with stellar goaltending in 2010 (Ryan Miller) and 2014 (Jonathan Quick). Though it didn’t translate into a gold medal, it certainly kept Team USA in the thick … Continue reading

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November World Cup of Hockey Report: Top Three Americans

Over the next few days, The Brew Line Report will feature trending reports on the Americans best positioned to make the World Cup of Hockey roster. This will be a monthly feature. The following will be taken into consideration for … Continue reading

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