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Ron MacLean says Edmonton Oilers will win Stanley Cup in no less than four years. Realistic? You watch Eberle take off. He’s already been great in international hockey, but I think this is going to be his year, Taylor Hall’s year. “And Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse will fit in. Gimme a glass of wine or a beer, and I think in two years they win the Cup. That may be a little eager, but I don’t think more than four.”

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 is the start of what the NHL and NHL Players' Association hope becomes an expansive international schedule. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said Wednesday the goal is to build off of the eight-team tournament with future events that could feature NHL games overseas, exhibition games between NHL teams and those from European leagues, a Ryder Cup-style North America vs. Europe tournament and more.

2016 World Cup of Hockey TV Schedule/The NHL® and the NHLPA announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, eight teams - Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Finland, Team Russia, Team Sweden, Team USA, Team Europe and Team North America - will compete in a best-on-best international hockey championship.

Bill Daly 'more discouraged now' as NHL labour talks stall

With labour talks at a standstill, the NHL appears to be just days away from potentially cancelling another round of games. That has left NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly as discouraged as he's been throughout the process.

Created by the NHL, the NHLPA and Hockey Canada in 1976, the Canada Cup heralded Canada's official return to international hockey after a boycott that had begun in 1970. The tournament included Canada, the United States and the top four European hockey nations (the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Finland) and gave NHL players a chance to represent their respective countries.

NHL lockout: NHLPA pitching Canada-Russia series

Red Wings, Blackhawks play as inter-conference rivals Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings [I <3 X2= I luv both]

The official National Hockey League website including news, rosters, stats, schedules, teams, and video.