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World Cup of Hockey predictions

NHL.com, LNH.com, International staff make picks for tournament

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The World Cup of Hockey 2016 begins Saturday in Toronto, and the majority of NHL.com, LNH.com and NHL.com International staff members covering the tournament believe the home country will come out on top.

Team Canada, which plays its first game Saturday against Team Czech Republic (8 p.m. ET; ESPNEWS, SN, TVA Sports), was picked by eight of the 11 staff members to win the World Cup.

Dan Rosen, Arpon Basu and Tom Gulitti picked Team Sweden to win and chose defenseman Erik Karlsson as the most valuable player of the tournament. 

As for Team USA, Amalie Benjamin, Michael Langr and Dave Stubbs, picked it to reach the championship round. Only Langr picked Team USA to win Group A.

Arpon Basu, LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team Finland

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Sweden

 

Champion: Team Sweden

MVP: Erik Karlsson

 

Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com Staff Writer

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team North America

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team USA

 

Champion. Team Canada

MVP: Patrice Bergeron

 

Tim Campbell, NHL.com Staff Writer

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Finland

Group B runner-up: Team North America

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Finland

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Brent Burns

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, NHL.com Columnist

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team North America

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Sweden

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Drew Doughty

 

Matt Cubeta, NHL.com International Director

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team North America

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Sweden

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Carey Price

 

Tom Gulitti, NHL.com Staff Writer

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team Russia

 

Semifinal 1 winnner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Sweden

 

Champion: Team Sweden

MVP: Erik Karlsson

 

Michael Langr, NHL.com Correspondent

Group A winner: Team USA

Group A runner-up: Team Canada

Group B winner: Team Finland

Group B runner-up: Team Russia 

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team USA

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Canada

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Sidney Crosby

Bill Price, NHL.com Editor in Chief

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Russia 

Group B runner-up: Team North America

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Russia

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Sidney Crosby

 

Shawn P. Roarke, NHL.com Director of Editorial

Group A winner: Team USA

Group A runner-up: Team Canada

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team Finland

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Finland

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Canada

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Patrice Bergeron

 

Dan Rosen, NHL.com Senior Writer

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Sweden

Group B runner-up: Team Finland

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team Sweden

 

Champion: Team Sweden

MVP: Erik Karlsson

 

Dave Stubbs, NHL.com Columnist  

Group A winner: Team Canada

Group A runner-up: Team USA

Group B winner: Team Finland

Group B runner-up: Team Russia

 

Semifinal 1 winner: Team Canada

Semifinal 2 winner: Team USA

 

Champion: Team Canada

MVP: Steven Stamkos

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