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Game 1: Canada vs. Czech Republic

Game Overview:2 Words: Total Domination.Canada is ready to kick off the tournament in just a few minutes time and John Tavares is happy to have his lines set. “I like the guys I’m playing...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The school break for Kindergarteners to University students; holiday vacation time for the employed; Christmas celebrations; and finally, the start of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. December never feels the same without it.I’ve...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas.Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

Exhibition 3: Canada vs. Slovakia

Overview:Canada did all the right things in tonight’s game. They played a great cycling game in the offensive zone and have gotten more creative in their passing plays. They continued their crash-the-net tactics...

Canada’s Final Exhibition and Remember When?

It’s their final exhibition matchup of the pre-tournament and Canada looks to apply the same pressure they’ve produced in their first two meetings. Sunday night’s game against Finland showed that this team can in...

Exhibition 2: Canada Vs. Finland

Canada came through the gate a bit slow and sluggish. They managed to escape the first period tied at 1, but as the game progressed with chances equaling out by the midway point, Canada...

Take the Good with the Bad

As expected, the injured Dana Tyrell has been replaced with the WHL’s Evander Kane, and Team Canada prepares for their second exhibition game tonight against Team Finland.Evander Kane of the Vancouver Giants was a...

Exhibition 1: Canada Vs. Sweden

Team Quinn does exactly what the former NHL head coach always demanded from his team. An all out hard hitting war, and that’s exactly what fans have gotten.Victor Hedman is welcomed to the tournament...

Didomenico Ready To Shine

Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect, Chris Didomenico (or Dido for short) is set to make his World Junior Hockey Championship debut this Friday as the team prepares for its first pre-tournament exhibition match against Team...

Checks from behind not the sole responsibility of the NHL

The NHL season is only a few weeks old and people are calling for the end to checking from behind, and with good merit.It seems every year about this time, the NHL...

The John Mitchell Story

What a fantastic game last night. A thrilling third period comeback on Hockey Night in Canada at home against an Original Six franchise. Doesn't get much better than that! We've been seeing a lot...

Schenn to Stay!

Sorry folks, been really busy over the past week or so. Let's talk some breaking news:"The Maple Leafs will announce as early as this afternoon that rookie defenceman Luke Schenn will be staying in...

Prospect Spotlight: Christopher DiDomenico

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMSThere's a little bit of the irony in the title because in fact, Christopher Didomenico has rarely been in the spotlight at all during his hockey career. He is the definition...

Leafs Management Training from Within?

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS With Cliff Fletcher sticking around for the upcoming season, the Maple Leafs have gone forward in hiring new staff since the start of the off-season. It seems the philosophy among many...

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...

Team Press Release: Leafs Acquire Van Ryn

The team has confirmed the reported deal in a 5:41pm press release: Leafs Acquire Mike Van Ryn Toronto Maple Leafs Sep 2, 2008, 5:41 PM EDT Cliff Fletcher, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday...