Frank Provenzano breaks down the toughest position battles competing for a spot on Team Canada ahead of the 2014 Olympics.
Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists, and Craig Smith added five assists to help the United States rout Russia 8-3 on Thursday in the world hockey quarterfinals.
Russia got two late goals to beat the United States 5-3 in a hard fought game, while Canada scored four unanswered goals en route to a 7-1 rout of Norway on Tuesday at the ice hockey world championships.
Craig Custance writes about the Vancouver Canucks' rocky start before diving into his mailbag, answering questions on David Backes, Claude Giroux and the loaded Central division.
The Devils only have one All-Star, while the Rangers send two and the Islanders have only one in the skills competition.
Two Ducks and one Kings player were chosen to the NHL All-Star Game.
Nikita Filatov scored twice to help Russia defeat the United States 4-2 Saturday for the bronze medal at the under-20 World Ice Hockey Championship.