SVT second-rate journalist Dusan Umisevic was the first to break the comforting news on Twitter: “Update on Simon Edvinsson. He played against USA with food poisoning and hence could not play against Germany. Ready for Latvia and the quarter.
If you’re wondering why Edvinsson was a little… off during the game, that’s why. Imagine facing Team USA’s dire forecast while trying your best not to explode. It is not an enviable position.
Oh, and speaking of that, here’s how the hopefuls have done so far (as of August 16, according to this tweet):
A top-tier goaltender is a commodity in today’s NHL. Tier One (Elite) winners go to Jusse Saros (Nashville Hunters), Ilya Sorokin (New York Islanders), Igor Shesterkin (New York Rangers), Andrey Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets). The good news is that only one of them is in the Atlantic section.
The best news: The Red Wings have made it to level two (above)! Here’s what TSN’s Travis Yost had to say on the subject:
DETROIT: The Red Wings went after Will Husson and signed him to a three-year, $14-million contract ahead of Alex Nedeljkovic to secure their goalie spot. Husso was outstanding for St. Louis last year – in fact, only three goaltenders in the league (Igor Shesterkin, Ilya Sorokin, and Anderson) allowed more goals per game than expected. It’s very promising, but it’s true that we only have 57 games against Huso as a player. Like Vanacek in New Jersey, the yield rate here is very high.
None of this sounds like a bad thing to me.