Carter’s view of the carnage.

Ryan Carter, writing his second blog from the IIHF World Championships on the Ducks’ Web site, offers a few insights into why the U.S. is facing relegation after losing all three of its pool-play games.

Turns out they’re allowed to smoke inside the arena, which, if you’ve ever been to Europe, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Carter and his teammates might just want to burn the place down after this tournament.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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