With teams like Sweden, Canada and the United States out of the picture, the finals was populated with teams that have been slowly getting better and better in international tournaments. Teams like Finland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
This year, Russia came away with the Gold medal.
Sliver went to Slovakia. Zdeno Chara accepted the Silver wearing Pavol Demitra's jersey which definitely brought tears to our eyes.
And the Bronze medal went to the Czech Republic over Finland by a score of 3-2. It was their second consecutive Bronze medal in the WC.
- Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Carle, Kimmo Timonen and James van Riemsdyk are all having off-season surgery.
- Colin Fraser returned to the LA Kings after having to deal with a family medical issue and missing games two and three of the WCF.
- The Rangers have a future badass on their hands with Chris Kreider. Or so we're lead to believe...
- Brandon Prust was suspended for one game after elbowing Anton Volchenkov in game three against the New Jersey Devils.
- The Coyotes and Antoine Vermette seem to be a match made in heaven.
- The Sabres re-signed Alexander Sulzer to a one-yer deal.
- The Hurricanes signed Jamie McBain to a two-year contract worth 3.6 million.
- The Ducks signed free agent goaltender Victor Fasth to a one-year, one-way one million dollar deal.