world junior championships
Well, this is kind of like kissing your sister. Unless you lose, in which case it's kind of like going to prom alone and leaving [more…]
This is where things start getting interesting.
The American team will present an interesting set of challenges for Team Canada. Their checking lines are more [more…]
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After giving the Russians a run for their money on Wednesday, the Slovakian Juniors will probably being feeling pretty good about [more…]
At this point in time, it is probably fair to call Morgan Rielly the most hyped Leafs prospect since Wendel Clark. I don't know whether or not that's fair, but with great hype comes great expectations.
To this point, Rielly hasn’t done anything to really quash the excitement that is building for him. He’s scored electric goals, he’s played well for Canada in the past, and now he’s on the World Juniors team.
In essence, Rielly is following the path of many elite defensemen before him. With that in mind, I collected some stats on how players he’s been compared to have performed in this tournament. Hopefully, it will serve as some sort of barometer on what to expect from the young Leafs prospect. [more…]
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Playing the World Juniors in Russia presents an interesting dilemma for hockey die-hards in Canada: wake up early or stay [more…]
This week's prospect was referred to as an integral part of the deal that brought in Dion Phaneuf and Fredrik Sjostrom, while jettisoning Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Ian White and Jamal Mayers to the Calgary Flames.
The former gold medal winning defensman with the 2009 World Junior Championships squad injured his shoulder shortly after the deal.