The oldest invitational hockey tournament is going to be packed with NHL players this year, the tournament played every year in Davos, Switzerland. The Spengler Cup from december 26th to december 31st, this is why this tournament isn’t talked about much usually because it’s during the NHL season and also it’s at the same time as the World Junior Championship.
This year is different mostly for team Canada, with the NHL in lockout the players can go play wherever they want, and a lot of NHLer’s are taking that chance to play some good old hockey during the holidays. Although the team is not going to be build with NHL player but also with players that are used to the international hockey system, this year should be the one for team Canada.
In the net we got Jonathan Bernier(LA Kings) and Devan Dubnyk(Edmonton Oilers), I found no information about who is going to be the starting goaltender but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be Bernier, even if Dubnyk as a bigger role in the with his NHL, Bernier is playing in Jonathan Quick’s shadow this kid could be a starter in most NHL team.
On the Defense we got Cam Barker, Jason Demers and Carlo Colaiacovo that we know from seeing them in the NHL. We also have Geoff Kinrade, Micki Dupont, Maxim Noreau, Derrick Walser and Travis Roche, most of these guys are currently playing for a team in europe.
And finally our forwards that will represent Canada are Matt Duchene, Pascal Pelletier, Jacob Micflikier, Brett McLean, Kurtis McLean, Jason Spezza, John Tavares, Josh Holden, Jason Williams, Patrice Bergeron, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Sam Gagner, Tyler Seguin, Byron Ritchie and Ryan Smyth. As you can see we got all sorts of experienced players, stanley cups champs, former NHL player, current NHL players and most importantly players that proved to be clutch player when representing their country like Tavares, Bergeron, Smyth and more.
With that said hope you got time to follow both the world juniors and the Spengler cup this year because both tournament will be very exciting to watch.