Kevin Allen at USA Today
reports that Team USA Coach Scott Gordan will put Derek Stepan on a line with with Blake Wheeler of the Atlanta Thrashers and Nashville Predators prospect Craig Smith, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin who was a point-per-game forward, for tomorrow's World Hockey Championship opener against Austria at 10:15 a.m. on Versus.
Stepan is the only member of Team USA to crack the 20 goal barrier this season.
Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider are also on Team USA....nice to see Gordan putting Wisconsin alum Stepan on a line with Smith. Should have some chemistry or at least be able to have a conversation about cheese.
...really looking forward to three huge pieces of the Rangers future on the World stage starting tomorrow morning.
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