The fantasy hockey playoffs for the podcast league take place next week....so we try to get people ready for what may come for all playoff bound owners. (Josh Smith / THW)

THW Live 14: Shaking Things Up With Kevin Allen

The times seem to become worse and worse hockey fans. It has not been an easy week of it for anyone to be honest with what has gone on in […]

by · December 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, College Hockey, NHL Rumors, World Junior Hockey Championship
Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

If someone was to predict that Japan was going to be one of the best teams at any of the World Junior tournaments this year, that person would probably be […]

by · December 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary, World Junior Hockey Championship
Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

In 1988, a 16-year-old boy by the name of Jaromir Jagr skated in his first professional hockey game as a member of HC Kladno, a team in the Czech Extraliga. More than two decades later, the talented winger has made a return to his hometown club—not just as a player, but as an owner, too.

by · December 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary
(Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

World Junior Journal: Did Team Canada Brass Get Final Roster Right?

CALGARY – Team Canada named its final 23 man roster today, releasing the last eight players that will not join the team across the pond to Ufa, Russia for the […]

Ryan Murphy (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Ryan Murphy Finally Makes Canada’s Roster

In the hockey world, there are few accomplished 19-year-olds with a lot to prove at the junior level. This is what makes Ryan Murphy such a rarity. After watching the World Junior Championships from home the last two seasons, Murphy’s talent—at least relative to his fellow teenage countrymen—has been called into question on many occasions, despite the fact that he was a recent first round draft pick in the NHL. But finally, after three long years of waiting, Murphy has been given the chance to show just how good he is on the international stage.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Matt Dumba Cut From 2013 WJHC Roster

Tonight, Team Canada trimmed their roster down to the 23 players needed for the Ufa, Russia tournament to be held later this month. Amongst the final cuts was goaltender Laurent […]

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day Two

Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Diary, Day Two

Thirty-six players entered camp on Wednesday morning with bright hopes. Thirty-one headed to bed on Wednesday evening glad they were still in contention for a roster spot. The big event […]

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · National Juniors, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

World Junior Journal – Team Canada Needs MacKinnon, Drouin and Shinkaruk

CALGARY – From the onset of Team Canada’s selection camp, the atmosphere at the stunning Markin MacPhail Centre has been electric. 31 players remain at camp vying for the 23 roster […]

Tyler Biggs (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Maple Leafs Prospects: Tyler Biggs Displays Pugnacity

Belligerence. Pugnacity. Truculence. They’re what Brian Burke seeks in a hockey player. In Tyler Biggs, a first-round selection of the Leafs in 2011, all three can be found.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Potential top ten NHL Draft pick Mathew Dumba showing off his Bardown apparel.

Team Canada Makes First Cuts, Wild Prospect Eliminated

It was officially announced on Wednesday night that 2011 Minnesota Wild 7th round pick Tyler Graovac was among the first cuts from Team Canada’s U-20 WJHC roster. The Ottawa 67’s […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, World Junior Hockey Championship
Phillip Danault is hoping to capture a spot on Team Canada's World Junior Championship roster. (HockeysFuture Photo)

Can Phillip Danault Eventually Replace Dave Bolland for the Blackhawks?

Victoriaville Tigres center and Blackhawks prospect Phillip Danault was named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) first star of the week after amassing eight points in just two games. […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, QMJHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Kamloop Blazers forward JC Lipon hopes to duplicate Tanner Pearson in getting drafted for the first time in his third year of eligibility (WHL.ca)

JC Lipon This Year’s Tanner Pearson?

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship