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Red and White and Gold All Over

Tuesday, 05.1.2007 / 11:33 AM ET / News
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Red and White and Gold All Over
By Brian Goldman

“There’s no place like home”

This phrase made famous in the Wizard of Oz is never truer then when it comes to international competition.

The National Hockey League has become an international business, with players coming from countries from all around the globe. While the goal of every player, coach and executive in the NHL is to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup, each year some players don the colors of their home country to compete in the World Hockey Championship.

This year’s World Championship takes place in Moscow, Russia and began on April 27. One of the principal architects of Team Canada’s squad was Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin. Martin, who serves as the Assistant General Manager for Team Canada, owns extensive experience on the international level. He has served as an associate coach on Team Canada’s men’s hockey team for the last two Winter Olympic Games, including earning a Gold Medal at the 2002 Winter Games. In addition, he served as an associate coach on Team Canada’s Gold Medal winning World Cup of Hockey squad. Martin once again joined Team Canada as an assistant head coach in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

“It’s an honor anytime that you are asked to represent your country on the international level,” Martin says.

This year is different for Martin. As a coach, the responsibility is to make decisions with the players you were given. As an executive of Team Canada in 2007, Martin along with Yzerman, are directly responsible for the players who have been chosen to represent Canada in the World Championship.


To read this article in its entirety, pick up the May issue of Panthers Insider, on newsstands now, or call 954-835-PUCK for subscription information.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 48 16 21 12 37
J. Huberdeau 51 10 27 11 37
A. Barkov 41 15 19 13 34
J. Jokinen 51 9 24 12 33
V. Trocheck 51 17 15 4 32
R. Smith 51 16 15 12 31
B. Pirri 47 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 47 10 12 23 22
B. Campbell 51 4 15 17 19
N. Bjugstad 36 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 4 .930 2.11
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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