MONTREAL — Canadas junior team has been together since Dec. Cheap Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys . 11 and they all agree its about time to play a real game.Canada opens the world junior championships Friday night against Slovakia at what is expected to be a packed Bell Centre.Were all looking at beating up someone else besides ourselves in practice, said Canadian forward Curtis Lazar, who joined the team only on Dec. 19 on loan from the Ottawa Senators. Were excited to get this thing going.I know, for myself, I just got here recently and Im already sick and tired of it. I cant imagine about these other guys. Theyve been itching and ready to go for a while. When we hit the ice, itll be pretty cool.There are high expectations for Canada, which has been shut out of the medals the past two years and has not won gold in the past five.Lazar was part of a Canadian squad that finished fourth at last years event in Malmo, Sweden, but this team is felt to have more skill and depth. He is among seven returning players along with goalie Zach Fucale, who gets the start against Slovakia, defenceman Josh Morrissey and forwards Connor McDavid, Nic Petan, Frederik Gauthier and Sam Reinhart.It is quite motivating, said Lazar. I know it is for myself because I want to erase that memory from last year and overcome it with a result this year.I feel we have a great group and were going to be able to have success no matter who were playing against. Its a matter of executing every time we step out on the ice.For many, the 20,000-plus at the Bell Centre will be the largest crowd theyve ever experienced, which can add to the excitement but may also be intimidating— especially if the team struggles early and the crowd gets impatient.Were going to have to manage the crowd and get them behind us right off the start, said Lazar. If we can get that momentum going in the tournament, its going to be really beneficial to us. I mean, world juniors on Canadian soil, theyre here supporting us. Its a matter of us putting on a show.Defenceman Joe Hicketts, in his first world juniors, hopes to embrace the excitement.We look to take advantage of that atmosphere and energy that Canadian fans bring and use it to our advantage, he said. Not putting pressure ourselves, but using the crowd is an asset.Likely the most closely watched Canadian, along with local product and Montreal Canadiens draft pick Fucale, is 17-year-old McDavid, who is expected to be picked first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.McDavid is coming off a broken hand suffered in a fight in November but showed in pre-tournament games he has shaken off any rust and is close to top form.Its pretty exciting, said McDavid. World Juniors. Boxing Day. My childhood dream.To play in it last year was pretty good. To play here in Montreal, its going to be an awesome experience.In three exhibitions games, Canada lost in overtime to Russia and posted one-sided wins over Sweden and Switzerland. They had two days to practise and do last-minute team bonding heading into the first game that counts.One matter they went over in detail was the small differences between NHL and international rules. Games are called more closely in international hockey, but coach Benoit Groulx feels his team is ready for that.We dont have any guys on our team that want to go out there and do stupid things or take bad penalties, he said. Its more about controlling what youre doing, being in the right frame of mind. So far weve been pretty good about it, but now it starts for real. I think were aware of it and well do good.We want to put a fast game on the ice. We have to be a tough team to play against, whistle to whistle. We dont want to be part of those scrums at the whistle or anything like that. When you look at our team, we have a lot of skilled players that are not playing like that. I dont expect discipline to be an issue at all, to be honest.Canada plays again Saturday night against Germany. Groulx would not say if Fucale or his second goalie Eric Comrie will start that game. Cheap Robert Ayers Jersey .Y. - Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname Jungle Boy, which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday. Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys China . Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israels Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Querrey, ranked No. 61, is the second-highest ranked American, ahead of Johnson (64).SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonalds arrest a serious matter. The team is gathering as much information as possible in the wake of the veteran defensive tackles arrest Sunday on felony domestic violence charges. Baalke said the organization would let the legal process play out before determining what is next for McDonald with the team. Baalke said he has had lengthy conversations with McDonald since Sunday. "This matter is being treated seriously by this organization," Baalke said. "This is certainly something that hits home for me. Ive got two daughters myself. Domestic violence is unacceptable, and it certainly wont be tolerated." Harbaugh maintained his firm stance about the topic during his Tuesday morning radio segment on KNBR-AM, two days after McDonald was arrested during a party for his 30th birthday -- which was Tuesday. Harbaughs first media availability of the week is Wednesday as the team prepares for its season opener Sunday at Dallas. "You ask me how I feel about domestic violence. I can be very clear about that," Harbaugh said on the radio. "If someone physically abuses a woman and/or physically or mentally abuses or hurts a child, then theres no understanding. Theres no tolerance for that." McDonald is out on $25,000 bail following his arrest at his San Jose home early Sunday where he was celebrating his milestone birthday with many teammates and friends. San Jose police released few details Tuesday surrounding McDonalds arrest, only saying that officers at the scene saw the alleged victim with "visible injuries." McDonalds arrest came just days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced last week tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including a six-week suspension for a first offence and at least a year for a second. The move followed scrutiny over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rices two-game penalty stemming from his arrest on an assault charge in February. "Weve been in contact with the league on several occasions since this incident took place," Baalke ssaid. Cheap J.J. Wilcox Jersey. "They know exactly the stance that were taking and the things that were trying to do to make the best possible decision we can. Theyre guiding us but theyre not telling us exactly how to handle this matter. The matter will be handled by the organization." Harbaugh said he didnt know all of the details regarding McDonald and cautioned against any rush to judgment. The coach also said Tuesday that he wouldnt allow any player who was found guilty of domestic violence on his team. "Yes, we would not. We can be very clear (on that)," Harbaugh said. "This is a legal matter. I think we all owe, to everyone involved, the ability for due process to take place." An eight-year veteran, McDonald was schedule to participate in Tuesdays team workout. If hes held out of Sundays game, defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie would likely fill his spot. However, the team was left answering far more questions about its latest rash of off-field issues than the season opener Sunday at Dallas. Harbaugh met with the team Tuesday to reiterate his zero tolerance policy on domestic violence. Baalke said he hasnt spoken to other players who attended McDonalds birthday party. Tight end Vernon Davis said he was there along with many other teammates throughout the evening. Davis said he left when the police arrived. "I didnt see them arrest him. I tried to stay out of it. Ill talk to Ray later. I didnt see anything. I didnt hear anything. So I dont know what went on over there," Davis said. "All I do know is Ray is a great guy, hes awesome." McDonalds arrest came two days after linebacker Aldon Smith received a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. Asked about the 49ers having players arrested an NFL-high 10 times since 2012, Harbaugh said Tuesday that the team is doing "everything in our power to make sure there isnt a pattern forming." "I as a coach, the organization, the other coaches, have made it a point and well continue to make it a point of emphasis of good conduct, 100 per cent of the time," Harbaugh said. "We believe its personal. We believe its part of our responsibility." 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 ' ' '



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