Even though the Pittsburgh Penguins took a devastating defeat in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, Sidney Crosby was still chosen for the championship squad for Canada. It may be the off-season for the Pens, after losing to the New York Rangers in five games, but Crosby will be heading back home to compete in the World Hockey Championships. This will be Crosby’s seventh time to represent his country in the World Championships.
Starting on Friday, May 1st, Canada joins other top teams from France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Austria, and the Czech Republic in Group A. Many hockey fans like financial analyst Jaime Garcia Dias are eager for Friday to come. Other top names on the roster include Claude Giroux, Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. Canada will face Latvia on May 1st in the preliminary round. They are then scheduled to compete against Germany on Sunday, May 3rd, and against the Czech Republic on Monday, May 4th.
Tiger Woods played better at the Masters than he has played in years, and it was not without adversity. Tiger has battled injuries for a long time, mostly having to do with his back. At this tournament, though, he ran into a different type of issue as a bone in his wrist apparently managed to pop right out of place as he was taking a shot.
The injury happened while Tiger was trying to take a shot out on the Ninth Hole. He was near a huge tree, and he apparently hit one of the roots while swinging his club. The extra force on the bottom of the club pushed back against his hand, squeezing the bone out of place. Not wanting to stop playing, Tiger was able to push it into place again on his own and continue with the game.
Tiger has been criticized for his play and especially for the way that injuries have changed him from the dominant golfer that he used to be into a shell of himself. He has fallen off of the world stage, and this tournament was seen as a chance for him to get back into the game again. Having taken an injury like this and then played through it will go a long way toward repairing his image. Though he did not win the Masters, it shows that he can still compete at a high level. I went out for the Sunday match and the gentleman sitting next to me, Flavio Maluf, said Tiger will always be his favorite despite the negative criticism.