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Scott Gordon has officially been announced as the head coach for team USA at the IIHF world championship in Germany, which takes place in next month. Gordon was an assistant to Ron Wilson, head coach of the Leafs, during last years World Championships .

Joining Gordon in Germany next month will be Jack Hillen and Kyle Okposo, both will play for USA, along with Frans Nielson, who will play for Denmark, and John Tavares, Who will obviously play for Canada.

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The Bridgeport Sound Tigers begin their quest for the Calder Cup in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. They play the first two games on the road at the Giant Center before returning to Bridgeport for a 7pm game on Saturday and a 3pm game on Sunday. Tickets are available at ticketmaster for anyone looking to make the trip across the L.I. Sound.

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Finally, with the Islanders out of the playoffs as well as the Rangers, what team does everybody root for? Me, I'm pulling for the Coyotes to pull off the improbable. That being said, I ask you , who do you root for in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tell us in the comments section who you'll be rooting for and why.