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TORONTO -- The World Cup of Hockey trophy, whatever the heck they call that monstrosity of an award that goes to the winner of the event, will be in the Air Canada Centre Thursday night as Canada tries to lock down its third consecutive best-on-best championship when it faces Team Europe. Nike Tns Black.Theres no question that the air has gone out of this tournament somewhat in recent days -- especially after Team Europe upended heavily favored Sweden in the semifinals, giving Canada what most believed would be an easy path to a tournament title in the best-of-three finals.Of course, Team Europe had other plans and played a near-perfect game in the opening title of the finals on Tuesday night before ultimately falling 3-1. Europe head coach Ralph Krueger and his players were defiant in the wake of the loss, insisting that they took no moral victories from essentially playing Canada to a standstill before losing because of a couple of defensive breakdowns.The problem for the Europeans is that Canada played its worst game -- not just in this tournament, but dating all the way back to early in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Canadas head coach, Mike Babcock, wasnt happy with his teams performance, and its a good bet that Canada will come with a lot more jump and be a lot less mistake-prone on Thursday. The question will be whether the Europeans can handle early pressure -- they allowed a goal by Brad Marchand on Canadas first shot on goal Tuesday -- and then counterpunch with the kind of persistent forecheck we saw for much of Game 1.In the end, it wont matter if Team Europe cant solve Canadas goalie,?Carey Price, who was tested more on Tuesday than he had been by any other team in this tournament. For Team Europe, that means capitalizing on odd-man rushes and getting its power play, which is currently 0-for-15 with the man advantage, to click. Its a tall order, to say the least, but nobody should be taking the plucky Europeans lightly after Game 1. The question is whether theyve got enough in their toolbox to send this tournament to one final, deciding game Saturday. Our guess is that the strange-looking trophy gets handed out Thursday night.Line match:?If the World Cup does end Thursday night, it will be our last last look at what has been the most dominant forward combination of this tournament -- and maybe any best-on-best tournament in recent memory. Could?Sidney Crosby, Patrice Bergeron and Marchand reunite in two years if the NHL returns to the Olympics in South Korea? Theres no reason they wouldnt, as all three are still in the prime of their careers.But if were talking about a four-year gap until the next World Cup, well, thats a little different story. By then Crosby will have more than done his duty, winning two Olympic gold medals and likely a World Cup, plus at least two Stanley Cups, and Bergeron will be 35. But it has been fun -- especially given how often in the past Babcock has been forced to tinker in an effort to find effective linemates for Crosby.How good has this unit been? Crosby, Bergeron and Marchand are the top three scorers in the tournament, and have combined for 10 goals and 12 assists. The line scored more goals in the tournament than did Team USA, Czech Republic, Sweden and Finland. And unless Team Europe can come up with an answer for the line, itll all be over Thursday night. Nike Air Max Invigor Australia . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. Nike Air Max Bw Classic For Sale . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday.http://www.dailytri.com/air-max-typha-australia.html . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. (STATS) -- San Diego has been selected as the favorite in the Pioneer Football League in each of the last six years, holding a one-point edge over Dayton in this seasons voting by the leagues head coaches. If a vote was taken now after the halfway point of PFL action, those coaches might change their tune.Thats because San Diego has been dominant on both sides of the ball, and that strong play doesnt figure to let up Saturday when it hosts Valparaiso.The Toreros (5-1) have thoroughly outplayed opponents in opening 4-0 in PFL play. They got things started with a crucial 34-22 victory over Dayton on Sept. 24 and won their next three by a combined score of 134-20.Entering this week, San Diego ranks No. 1 in the FCS in scoring defense (13.3 points per game) and passing efficiency defense (86.13 rating) and sits seventh in total defense (274.2 yards per game).I think the reason as a defensive whole were successful against the pass is because we have a lot of team chemistry, junior defensive back Max Michaels said. A lot of the guys have returned from last year, and we all sort of know where each others going to be and what to expect from one another given any sort of play.Offensively, the Toreros pace the PFL in scoring (35.2) and total offense (457.7). Theyre stacked on that side of the ball with quarterback Anthony Lawrence, running back Jonah Hodges, tight end Ross Dwelley and wide receiver Brian Riley leading the way.Lawrence tops the PFL in pass efficiency (166.4) and completion percentage (68.8) while throwing for 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions. Hodges leads the league with 681 rushing yards, 180.2 all-purpoose yards per game, 10 total TDs and nine rushing scores. Nike Mens Air Max Invigor Print Light Grey/Black. Dwelley ranks first with seven TD catches and Riley is second with 96.8 receiving yards per game.(San Diego) is a team that really doesnt have any weaknesses, Valparaiso coach Dave Cecchini said. They have a dominant offense, they can run the football ... they throw it all over the place and can be explosive. ... Nobodys been able to get anything going against them, so right now theyre the team to beat without question.San Diegos ability to score and hold down opponents doesnt bode well for Valparaiso (3-4, 2-2), which ranks eighth in the 11-team PFL in both scoring offense (24.0) and scoring defense (31.1). Add in the facts that the Toreros have won 25 straight at home in PFL play and 12 in a row in this series while averaging 47.9 points and allowing 14.6, and it would appear the Crusaders are in for a long day.Valparaiso, though, is an improved team. It entered this season with 50 losses in 56 league games since 2009, but the Crusaders are one victory away from winning three PFL contests for the first time in 13 years.The Toreros, meanwhile, have gone 7-1 in league action in each of the past five seasons.The thing about the PFL is that any team can come out any week and hand you a loss and were well aware of that, Michaels said. Its really tough to go undefeated in this league. Weve been handed one loss the past couple of years, so just kind of staying focused on that and realizing that the loss can come any week and each team is good. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '