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TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs boast a predominantly Canadian roster with 20 players holding Canadian passports; however, many are s

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TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs boast a predominantly Canadian roster with 20 players holding Canadian passports; however, many are struggling when it comes to deciding who to cheer for come Fridays semifinal of mens hockey at the Olympics, which features Leafs teammates Phil Kessel and James van Reimsdyk against the Canadians. Antoine Bethea Jersey . The Leafs were back on the ice Wednesday following an 10-day break. It apparently wasnt long enough, as Team Canadas 2-1 win over Latvia didnt conclude before the Leafs began practice. "I was thinking we might get a little delay, but it was nice to get out there," said Tyler Bozak of watching Wednesdays game." Bozak, a native of Regina, Sask., centres a line of Kessel and van Riemsdyk. He also shares an apartment with Kessel in Toronto. He has been in touch with his linemates during the break. "Theyre enjoying it, they said everythings great," said Bozak. "The village is nice, theyre meeting lots of new people and having fun. Theyre winning lots of games and playing really well." When asked who hed be cheering for in Fridays rematch of the 2010 gold medal game, Bozak appeared on the fence. "Its going to be an exciting game to watch for sure. I really cant make any predictions," he said. "I dont knowa the U.S. has been playing great. Canadas kind of snuck by with a few wins, but every games different and it should be a fun one to watch. "I just hope Phil and JVR play really well and maybe Canada wins, I dont know." Nazem Kadri, who spent his break along with Bozak and Frazer McLaren in the Caribbean, isnt sure of Canadas chances. "I want to say Canada, but to be honest, I think the U.S. looks a little bit better," said the London, Ont. native. "In tournaments like these, its all about one game, one period swing where that could be the difference." Sudbury, Ont. native, Randy Carlyle admitted cheering for Canada isnt as easy as it may appear. "I wish our players all the success in the world and I think its important for us to never lose sight of the fact that youre part of a team, but again, I am Canadian," said Carlyle, who spent his break in California. "There is things pulling at your heart strings in different directions thats for sure." Kessel has been the talk of the tournament leading the way with five goals and eight points heading in to Fridays game. He was also the topic de jour at the Leafs practice facility in Etobicoke Wednesday. When asked if Kessel, who is second behind just Alexander Ovechkin in regular season scoring with 31 goals, has put himself amongst the best players in the NHL, Carlyle was quick to pump the breaks. "Thats a big statement for anybody to come out and proclaim on any player. It takes a longer period of time than just five years (or) six years," Carlyle said. "Hes not a one-dimensional player as people described him previously. Hes a guy who still has some things that wed like him to stop doing, but hes become more of a two-way player." Kadri, who according to Carlyle returned with the best-looking tan on the team, isnt surprised at Kessels success in Sochi. "I think we all knew Phil was going to achieve more especially on that big ice," he said. "Not too many players in the league can skate with him so. Phil does a great job finding areas to get open." Carlyle admitted one player he is concerned about is Nikolai Kulemin. Kulemin was part of the Russian team, which fell 3-1 to Finland in the quarter-finals. "Nobody asks questions about how youre going to feel about Nikolai Kulemin coming back and thats a tough one," said Carlyle. "Host country and the way their tournament unravelled. "Hes part of our hockey club and weve got to find a way to build him back up and get him going again." Notes: Injured forwards David Bolland (foot), Peter Holland (lace bite), Carter Ashton (hand) and Trevor Smith (undisclosed) were all participants in Wednesdays 50 minute skate at the MasterCard Centre. Once Bolland, Smith and Ashton return from injured reserved, the Leafs will have 25 players on their active roster and will require some moves. Haason Reddick Jersey . Stiverne stopped Chris Arreola in the sixth round Saturday night, claiming the WBC heavyweight title belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko. David Johnson Jersey . Just ask Arsenal fans. However, Arsene Wenger has repeatedly told anyone willing to listen that finishing in that spot is more important than winning a cup competition. http://www.thecardinalsshoponline.com/Customized/ . Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the womens final. After trading sets, Gasquet trailed 4-3 in the decider but broke back to 4-4 in a game that went to seven deuces with Kukushkin constantly failing on his forehand shots.BUFFALO, N.Y. - The gloves are off in Buffalo now that coach Ted Nolans patience has run out waiting for his lethargic Sabres to start showing signs of a spark.Nolan expressed his frustrations, including using a profanity in yelling at his team to wake ... up, while putting his players through a grueling 90-minute practice Wednesday.Now is the time where taking it easy is over now, Nolan said, noting that he had purposefully given the Sabres a 10-game grace period. Weve got to go work. Ill take full responsibility for that. Maybe I didnt push them hard enough. But todays the day we have to start.The Sabres (2-8) could use the extra work a day after sleepwalking through a 4-0 loss at Toronto. Buffalo managed a franchise-worst 10 shots and was shut out for the fourth time in six games.The lack of effort is what ate at Nolan, particularly after Buffalo was rested and coming off its best game, a 2-1 win at San Jose on Saturday afternoon.Its very disturbing, Nolan said of his teams performance. Its mind-baffling.The expectations were already low in Buffalo entering this year. The rebuilding Sabres were coming off a season in which they finished last in the standings, lost a franchise-record 51 times and set a post-NHL-expansion era low by scoring 150 goals.There are signs they could be even worse this year.Not including shootouts, Buffalo has scored just 10 goals. According to STATS, thats tied for the fourth fewest through the first 10 games of a season in NHL history, and fewest since the Chicago Blackhawks scored that many in 1936-37. Kurt Warner Jersey. olan isnt surprised by how low the Sabres offence has sunk.If we play the way we played last night, Im quite sure well break some more of those records, he said. If youre not going to shoot, youre not going to score. Its pure and simple as that. ... You can draw up all the fancy game plays that you want, but the want has to be there.Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with three goals, while Zemgus Girgensons and Marcus Foligno have two each.Matt Moulson, Drew Stafford and Cody Hodgson, who combined for 58 goals last season, have a goal and seven assists between them.Moulson, a three-time 30-goal-scorer, had a difficult time coming up with a solution for Buffalos offensive woes.If it was an easy fix, it would be fixed by now, he said.Nolan is taking matters into his own hands by juggling the Sabres lines for Buffalos home game against Boston on Thursday.The biggest switch involves Hodgson being demoted to the fourth line. And Nolan acknowledged hes toying with the thought of having Hodgson sit out a game by saying: Hes pretty close to there, too.NOTES: The Sabres are slightly ahead of last years record, when they got off to a 1-8-1 start. ... Rookie first-round draft pick C Sam Reinhart is set to play against Boston. That will mark his ninth game, meaning the Sabres have to determine whether to return Reinhart to his Canadian Junior team in Kootenay, British Columbia, or have his rookie contract automatically kick in with his 10th NHL game. ... Nolan said G Jhonas Enroth will start against Boston. China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 ' ' '

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