The Canuck team will be heading to Vancouver for the World Cup finals on Thursday night, and they will be without a captain.
It is a shock, but I think it will come down to who can hold the other two spots.
Canada has already lost captain Nathan MacKinnon, who will miss the rest of the tournament with a broken ankle.
He was expected to be a key member of the team for the opener, but the injury was so serious that it meant that he missed the team’s warm-up game.
There are only four forwards on the roster, and while MacKinnon is the best option in goal, his absence means that the team has a void at the back.
“It’s a tough loss,” said forward Jhonas Enroth.
“We were able to get a couple of chances in, but we weren’t able to capitalize on any of them.
We’re a pretty good team, but it was a disappointing loss.”
The Canuck forward line is not good enough to compete with the U.S. national team, so there is little hope of Canada winning a World Cup title.
The team will probably try to bounce back with a win, but they are missing MacKampas best teammate.
Forward Jordie Benn is out for at least two months with a back injury, and there are no guarantees that will change the lineup.
But if MacKamps return, it will be a good day for Canada.
Canucks coach Tom Renney said that he thinks MacKamps return is a possibility, but he will have to wait and see if he can return to the lineup when the team is out.
I think we will get the most out of Jordie, but you can’t rule out some injury for some guys.
If Jordie is out, it’s tough for us because it will impact us in some ways in terms of playing the game, but that’s not going to be the case if he comes back.
“You can’t play a game if you have no guys who can step up, but if he does come back, I think we’re going to play with a little more confidence.”
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