Jonathan Drouin can take home the Calder Trophy playing with the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning. [photo: David Chan]

5 Team Canada Players to Watch For at World Junior Championships

With the preliminary roster announcements for the World Junior Championships being made, we’ll take a look at some of the top players to watch for during the tournament taking place […]

by · December 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Taylor Hall Making Case for Team Canada

Taylor Hall has been a name known to hockey fans since he stepped on to the ice in junior with the Windsor Spitfires. He’s had Memorial Cup and World Junior […]

by · December 6, 2013 · 1 comment · Edmonton Oilers, Olympics
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Part 1: Maple Leafs at the World Junior Championships

On Monday, Hockey Canada announced the list of players invited to attend the selection camp for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship which is being held in Sweden. The tournament, […]

by · December 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Jonathan Drouin could be a future dream linemate of  Steven Stamkos [photo: David Chan]

Canada Announces WJC Selection Camp Roster

Hockey Canada announced it’s selection camp roster today for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Sweden. With Brent Sutter back behind the helm, there’s a new sense of optimism as […]

by · December 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
Josh Morrissey was one of the top puckmoving defenseman available for the 2013 NHL draft. [photo: David Chan]

Morrissey, Petan Named to Team Canada’s Selection Camp

There were a couple of surprises when Hockey Canada announced its selection camp roster for the 2013-14 World Junior Championship Monday, but the inclusion of a couple Winnipeg Jets prospects […]

by · December 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Winnipeg Jets, World Junior Hockey Championship
The History of Slovenian Hockey

The History of Slovenian Hockey

After taking a look at Latvian hockey, we’ll now examine another newcomer to the Olympic stage: Slovenia. Most hockey fans are familiar with Anže Kopitar, but there is much more […]

by · December 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, International Hockey, Olympics
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P.K. Subban Belongs on Team Canada

The biggest complaint, if we can call it that, I’ve come across against Subban is that he’s a risk-taker; something that Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock emphasized when he was questioned during a recent visit to Montreal.

by · November 30, 2013 · 2 comments · Montreal Canadiens, Olympics
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What if Olympic Hockey Went to an Under-23 Format?

The Winter Olympics and the NHL’s participation in them is a hot button topic every four years. Depending who you ask the league’s involvement is seen in both a positive […]

by · November 30, 2013 · 2 comments · Olympics
Eric Staal (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Did The 2005 NHL Lockout Help Make The 2003 Draft Class Great?

When it comes to the annual NHL Entry Draft, few draft years are held in such high esteem as the class of 2003.

Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Should Steven Stamkos Play for Team Canada?

When Steven Stamkos broke his leg in a freak play in Boston earlier this month, both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Canada was left with a huge hole. Stamkos […]

by · November 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Marc-Andre Fleury Should Make Team Canada

Marc-Andre Fleury Should Make Team Canada

Marc-Andre Fleury should make the Team Canada roster for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Before you bash me for thinking I’m a Pittsburgh Penguins’ homer, hear me out. As I wrote […]

by · November 26, 2013 · 5 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
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James Reimer Deserves Olympic Consideration

James Reimer leads the NHL in save percentage. He is just outside the top 10 in goals-against-average for a team that allows the most shots on goal per game. He is playing some of the best hockey of his career. For those reasons I believe he should be considered for Team Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

by · November 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, Toronto Maple Leafs