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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the end of the day, its a decision that wont be easy and it sure wont be fair. Brett Kulak Jersey .But if Team USA has a hope of winning the World Cup of Hockey, then it better be the right decision.Over the course of a handful of practices and two pre-tournament games, head coach John Tortorella and his staff will have to decide between a goaltender in Jonathan Quick, who has won two Stanley Cups and was once named playoff MVP, two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop and the technically superb Cory Schneider.Theres certainly not enough time to make a true determination of who wins a job, Tortorella admitted on Tuesday after the teams second day of on-ice workouts. When we make the decision, its going to suck for the other guys. Plain and simple, its not going to be fair. So Ill put that out there right now. Its not going to be fair to the other guys, but we have to eventually make a decision [about] whos going to start.And no, he insisted, he does not know who his starter will be. But the clock is ticking.Its a nice problem to have, he said with a laugh, even if the goaltending conundrum has haunted him all summer.Although the U.S., like all of the eight teams competing in the tournament, has three pre-tournament games -- beginning Friday at 8 p.m. ET against Canada -- and it might seem simple to just give each netminder one game in which to make his case, Tortorella wants to have a starter in mind by the third and final pre-tournament game.That means each netminder will have less than a full game, plus practice sessions, to prove his bona fides.For guys who have already established themselves as elite starting netminders in their own markets, the dynamic here at the U.S. training camp is both challenging and more than a little nerve-wracking.Theres so little time to prove yourself and get in any kind of rhythm, said longtime NHL goalie Darren Pang, who is providing analysis for ESPN during the World Cup. You have to seize every single shot against. Its almost like youre playing every situation in practice desperately -- which can be good and it can be harmful.Bishop, who has led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup finals and the Eastern Conference finals the past two seasons, respectively, and has a .927 save percentage in 36 NHL playoff games, remains philosophical.I guess its a little different, but at the same time I think were all old enough and mature enough to realize the situation that were in, the 29-year-old said. If Im in there, I feel like Im capable of winning, and if those guys are in there, I know they can do the same. Im glad I dont have to make the decision. I dont think theres a right or wrong answer.What Tortorella has made clear is that once he names a starter, that goalie will basically play the entire tournament -- barring a drop-off in play or injury.That means even the workouts that will lead up to Fridays first pre-tournament game take on even more importance in terms of staking a claim to the starters role.Its not like its written in stone or clear-cut like some other teams, said Schneider. I think here it could be any one of us. We all have to make sure were playing well because if you have a down practice or a down game, thats all its going to take because the other two guys, you know theyre going to be good. I think its good, though.It forces you to raise your game and brings me back to when I was playing behind guys like Roberto Luongo and?Marty Brodeur. You get that drive to try to out-compete them and beat them, and I think it brings the best out of?you as a player, added Schneider, 30. Im enjoying it. Were having fun. Were competing, but were also on the same team and we want the same thing. I think thats the most important part.Two days into the process, all three have looked solid -- although Quick has prompted some oohs and aahs from observers thanks to a handful of spectacular saves during drills.The mindset is, they give you an opportunity to play, [so] you try and help the team win, whether its preseason or tournament games, said Quick, who won Stanley Cups with the?Los Angeles Kings?in 2012 and 2014 and was the No. 1 for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. I think thats not only working on your own game individually, but as a team youre working on winning.All three goaltenders have qualities that would make them ideal starters for this tournament, Pang noted.Quick is brilliantly athletic, Schneider is methodical and efficient and incredibly technically sound, Pang said. And Bishops play in crucial playoff moments the past two years has been outstanding. He is also the best puck handler of the three, Pang added.For those reasons, Pang said he would choose Bishop as the starter. Now we have to wait to find out whether the Team USA coaching staff shares that assessment. Curtis Lazar Jersey .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Oliver Kylington Jersey .com) - Yankee Stadium is the home of the Bronx Bombers, but on Sunday afternoon it will open its gates to host the latest addition of the Hudson River Rivalry. http://www.flamesauthority.com/authentic-michael-stone-flames-jersey/ .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. VIENNA -- Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to his 12th semifinal of the season by defeating John Isner of the United States 6-1, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday.Murray, who won the event in 2014, will play defending champion David Ferrer for a place in Sundays final. Another former champion, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will take on eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic in the other semifinal.Murray beat Ferrer for the title two years ago, and also defeated the Spaniard in the semifinal on his way to winning to the title at Beijing three weeks ago.The second-ranked Scot conceded just one point on serve in the opening set. Usually relying on his big serve, Isner hit only three aces and won less than half of the points in his own games in the first set.Isner had treatment for blisters in his right hand early in the second set, got three break points on Murrays serve at 3-1, but failed to threaten the Scots dominating win.(Isners injury) obviously helped me as from the back of the court he wasnt really generating much power with his forehand, said Murray, who improved to 7-0 against the 27th-ranked American.I was then able to dictate most points from the back of the court. I think I returned pretty good, though. It was important to put him under a bit of pressure especially from the beginning of the match.Ferrer held off a match point and won the last four games to beat Serbias Viktor Troicki 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.The 119th-ranked Spaniard and Troicki had one service break each as they shared the first two sets. Eddie Lack Jersey. Troicki missed a match point on Ferrers serve at 5-3 in the third and didnt win another game. He saved three match points for Ferrer at 6-5 before the Spaniard converted his fourth chance with a forehand winner.There were a lot of rallies. It was a good match, said Ferrer, who complained about muscle cramps in his left leg. Viktor played some very good tennis in the first two sets. On the important points I was a bit more aggressive and lucky.Ferrer has played at least one final in each of the past 11 seasons, but has yet to reach one this year.Earlier, Tsonga defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (5) for his third semifinal appearance of the season. The 15th-ranked Frenchman lost the previous two, in Auckland and Monte Carlo.Sixth-seeded Tsonga, who won the event in 2011, failed to score a point while serving at 5-1 but broke again to close out the first set, and converted his third match point in the second-set tiebreaker.The 21st-ranked Karlovic used one of his 29 aces to save a match point before beating Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3.Karlovic, who won titles in Newport and Los Cabos, advanced to his sixth semifinal of the season. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys From China Wholesale Black NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Hoodies Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '

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