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NHL and NHLPA executives are expected to announce on Friday the details of the rekindled World Cup of Hockey, a tournament that will feature eight teams, including two unconventional ones. Deion Jones Jersey . Besides Canada, the U.S., Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Finland, the league and union will announce a European All-Star team will participate. That team will be stocked with players who come from countries other than those participating as nations. Also, the tournament will feature a team with North American players under the age of 23. An executive with an NHL sponsor confirmed the details to TSN. The tournament will also feature a best-of-three final, which will help to drive up the broadcast and sponsor rights for the tournament both in North America and Europe. The National Hockey League and its players association have told team executives they hope to generate between $75 million and $100 million from the rekindled World Cup of Hockey. A person familiar with the matter told TSN that the tournament, which is scheduled to be held in September 2016, will raise about half its revenue from the sale of broadcast and internet streaming rights. The NHL and NHLPA have predicted those rights may garner close to $50 million. Its a gamble to spend so much on a tournament like the World Cup when theres no guarantee Team Canada will advance beyond the round robin portion. But if it does, there could be a big payoff in TV ratings. The final of the World Cup will be a best-of-three format, TSN has learned. Besides TV rights, the NHL and NHLPA will also sell sponsorship rights to the World Cup. They anticipate selling to eight premier corporate sponsors and negotiating deals of at least $1.5 million in each category, a source told TSN. The NHL and NHLPA will also garner revenue from ticket and merchandise sales. However, its expected that the NHL and the Players Association will have to pay Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment at least $5 million for hosting the three-week tournament. While executives with the Montreal Canadiens wanted to host some of the World Cup games at the Bell Centre, the NHL and its players union decided to host all of the games in Toronto. That way, if the tournament is a success, they could auction off the rights to host the games in 2019, perhaps, to the city that offers the best revenue guarantee - be it Montreal, New York, Stockholm, Moscow, or another city. To be sure, there are still many unanswered questions about how much profit the NHL and players union will generate from the World Cup. They need to pay for insurance for all of the players. Typically, the NHL and the Players Association buy premiums that offer better coverage than simply career-ending policies. Payouts are rare, but they do happen. The Islanders John Tavares, for instance, was covered by an insurance policy when he was injured during the Winter Olympics earlier this year in Sochi, Russia. The Islanders were compensated by an insurance company for the time he missed. Its unclear how much insurance will cost the NHL and NHLPA. Then Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said last August that it would cost at least $1 million simply to pay for insurance for the 47 Canadian players invited to Team Canada workouts in advance of the Winter Olympics. NHL player agent Allan Walsh said some NHL players have been skeptical over whether its a good idea to steer away from the national team concept. Some players believe this should be limited to players playing for their country, Walsh told TSN. What are you playing for if its Team Young Guns or European All Stars? What are you playing for? Thats a problem. Its an issue. Walsh said featuring a young guns team particularly could lead to lopsided scores. The downside is that team gets pounded, Walsh said. I dont think it would have an impact on the players psychology or career - just an impact on the legitimacy of the team in the tournament, when people sit back and say whether this kind of team was a good or bad idea. Still, Walsh and other agents said there could be a great payoff for the league from marketing a team built around young stars like Nathan McKinnon, Connor McDavid and Jonathan Drouin. Walsh said that while some fans have called for the NHL and NHLPA to include teams from Slovakia or Slovenia, that might not be practical, since the tournament is run by the league and its players association - both of which want to use the event to build the profile of their own players, not those playing in leagues overseas. Jalen Collins Jersey . Martin Reway and David Griger both recorded four points with a goal and three assists each. Mario Lunter, Daniel Gachulinec and Stanislav Horansky also scored for Slovakia (1-0). Dominik Kahun had both goals for Germany (0-2), who lost its opening match to Canada 7-2 on Thursday. Brian Poole Jersey . Bryant, who signed a five-year, $34 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland in March, reported symptoms on Monday morning, a team spokesman said. http://www.falconsapparelsshop.com/brooks-reed-falcons-jersey-c-46/ . "Im excited just for a new start, just to see where things are going, to bring some kind of tradition back to the team and guys being excited about something new," the defensive back said during a conference call Monday after agreeing to stay with the Bombers rather than go to free agency next month.NEWARK, N.J. - Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson felt he was playing well even if the results showed otherwise.Anderson put it all together against New Jersey on Wednesday night, making 34 saves in the Senators 2-0 win over the Devils.Kyle Turris provided the offence with a pair of goals.The spotlight clearly belonged to Anderson, who was 2-6-2 in his previous 10 starts.Things werent going as badly as they looked, Anderson said. I just had a couple bad bounces here and there. Hopefully, my luck changed for the good tonight.Anderson had some luck, but he was also very good.You have to give Craig Anderson credit, Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. We looked like we could have shot 100 pucks, and nothing was getting by him.Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career. New Senators coach Dave Cameron improved to 2-1-1 since he replaced the fired Paul MacLean.The Devils, whose losing streak was extended to five games, went 0 for 5 on the power play — stymied by Anderson throughout.Turris gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 2:47 in on Ottawas first shot of the game. Turris was off balance as he deflected Erik Karlssons point shot past Cory Schneider for his first goal in 11 games.He added an empty-net goal in the final second of the game.The Devils, lethargic at the start, picked up their game after falling behind. New Jersey outshot Ottawa 10-4 in the first period but couldnt beat Anderson.Patrik Elias, activated from the injured list earlier Wednesday, came closest with a drive that rang off the post.The frustration built for the Devils in the scoreless second period as they outshott the Senators 16-4. Takkarist McKinley Jersey. Anderson came up with save after save and stopped Jaromir Jagr twice early in the period. The first was Jagrs power-play blast from the left circle. Anderson later stretched to make a skate stop on Jagr, denying a 2-on-1 break with Scott Gomez.Anderson was on his toes throughout the period. One of his best stops was made with two minutes left when he turned aside a wrist shot by Elias.New Jersey kept pressing in the third, and Anderson made early close-in stops on Elias and Adam Henrique.We were all over him, getting pressure, but weve got to find a way to get one in, Henrique said. That game was there for us. Its a tough one to give up.Anderson almost scored in the final seconds into the empty Devils net, but his clearing shot rolled just wide.Ive waited my whole life for a chance like that and I may never get it again, Anderson said. I hooked it a little, considering Im a lefty. I knew I had to get it up in the air to have a shot. I thought it was in.The Senators, while happy with the victory, know they wont win many games being outshot 34-16.I dont think this was a game that we necessarily deserved to win, but well take it, Turris said.NOTES: The Devils opened a four-game homestand following a stretch of 15 of 20 games on the road. ... The Senators concluded a three-game road trip. They will host Anaheim on Friday. ... The Devils scratched LW Dainius Zubrus (leg laceration), LW Mike Cammalleri (lower body) and D Damon Severson (lower body). Ottawa scratched LW Colin Greening and D Patrick Wiercioch. ... Defenceman Eric Gelinas led the Devils with six shots. Elias had five. 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