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Varlamov, Godfrey and Alzner Set for Summit Series

Three prospects are going to arrive a few days late for rookie camp, which begins Sept. 8. Caps management, however, is happy to give them a free pass.

Simeon Varlamov, Josh Godfrey and Karl Alzner will be representing their respective countries in the Super Series, an eight game tournament between the top junior-age players from Canada and Russia. Meant to commemorate the 1972 Summit Series, the games begin Monday in Ufa, Russia and wrap up Sept. 9 in Vancouver.

Read more about the series here.

Note: I'm going to be traveling today and will be out of town through Tuesday. I'll do my best to keep the blog updated with the latest team news.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  August 24, 2007; 11:09 AM ET
 
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Comments

I guess it would be too much to hope for the games to be televised anywhere in the US

Posted by: Brandon | August 24, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Brandon -- I was just wondering the same thing. I doubt it, though.

Posted by: Tarik | August 24, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Tarik - I am sure there is a far more important poker tournament/dog show/eating contest/fat guys carrying around tree stumps event. Ah well. God bless America.

Posted by: Brandon | August 24, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

NBC will be broadcasting the games in prime time.

The Easter Bunny and Stevie Wonder will be officiating with Stephen Hawking signed on to do the color commentary.

Posted by: Stormblue | August 24, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I will be watching all the games. On TSN ans Sportsnet. Good thing I live in Canada. GO Canada!.....and prospects.

Posted by: Brad | August 24, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Info courtesy of a blogger on Hockeybuzz:

TSN broadband will be showing the games, however they block IP addresses outside of Canada. Here's the way to hack it:

Go to a public proxy website like www.publicproxyservers.com or www.proxy4free.com and find an entry for a Canadian proxy server.

Then configure your browser to use the proxy.
Internet Explorer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135982

Firefox:
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/library/services/computing/FirefoxProxySetUp.cfm

Once completed you should appear to be from Canada and able to enjoy the Super Series this week. Here is the broadcast schedule from TSN's website:

All times are EST
Mon, Aug. 27 Canada Russia 9am TSN & Broadband
Wed, Aug. 29 Canada Russia 9am Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Fri, Aug. 31 Canada Russia 8am Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Sat, Sept. 1 Canada Russia 6am TSN & Broadband
Tues, Sept. 4 Russia Canada 8pm TSN & Broadband
Wed, Sept. 5 Russia Canada 8pm TSN & Broadband
Fri, Sept. 7 Russia Canada 10pm Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Sun, Sept. 9 Russia Canada 8pm Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband

Posted by: Jay | August 24, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Info courtesy of a blogger on Hockeybuzz:

TSN broadband will be showing the games, however they block IP addresses outside of Canada. Here's the way to hack it:

Go to a public proxy website like www.publicproxyservers.com or www.proxy4free.com and find an entry for a Canadian proxy server.

Then configure your browser to use the proxy.
Internet Explorer:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135982

Firefox:
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/library/services/computing/FirefoxProxySetUp.cfm

Once completed you should appear to be from Canada and able to enjoy the Super Series this week. Here is the broadcast schedule from TSN's website:

All times are EST
Mon, Aug. 27 Canada Russia 9am TSN & Broadband
Wed, Aug. 29 Canada Russia 9am Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Fri, Aug. 31 Canada Russia 8am Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Sat, Sept. 1 Canada Russia 6am TSN & Broadband
Tues, Sept. 4 Russia Canada 8pm TSN & Broadband
Wed, Sept. 5 Russia Canada 8pm TSN & Broadband
Fri, Sept. 7 Russia Canada 10pm Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband
Sun, Sept. 9 Russia Canada 8pm Rogers Sportsnet & Broadband

Posted by: Jay | August 24, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

This is a junior tournament featuring two teams from countries other than the U.S. I can't imagine American television showing a tournament like that in any sport. In fact, the only junior tournament I can think of in any sport that gets regular television coverage in this country is the Little League World Series, and that one not only takes place in the U.S., but the U.S. is guaranteed to get a spot in the finals every year.

So how is the non-coverage of this event even worthy of complaint?

Posted by: norske | August 24, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, if it was the USA and Canada a US broadcaster might have stepped up. US networks do carry U-20 and U-18 soccer tournaments from time to time. Still, what does versus have to show that would be better than the summit series?

Posted by: Brandon | August 24, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Hunh. You'd think Versus might pick up the simulcast to help promote the fact that "HEY! We have hockey!". I should learn not to hope so much.

Posted by: EricS | August 24, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

go caps

Posted by: hello | August 25, 2007 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Game 1 is a final...
Canada 4, Russia 2
Karl Azner named MVP

Posted by: JS | August 27, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

seriuosly? thats nice but hopefully varlamov didnt give up all 4

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Good site! I'll stay reading! Keep improving!

Posted by: Doe | November 10, 2007 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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