TEAM CANADA GAME DAY - FINLAND

Vintage Flame
January 05 2012 08:58AM

 

The other night undoubtedly registered a wide range of emotions amongst fans. From the shock at the Russian start; the anger of the Canadian’s undisciplined play; the dismay of a five goal deficit; the elation of a four goal comeback; the heartbreak of a one goal loss and finally to the agony that for the first time in eleven years, we will not be watching Canada play in the Gold medal game.

However, it’s not over just yet for the Canadian Juniors. They can still come out of the tournament with a medal. It may not be Gold, but there is something to be said about the fact that you have to lose the game to get the silver; you have to win the bronze. Canada can still end this tournament on their terms and walk away with their heads held high.

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Eller Scores Four... Who? What?

Nation World HQ
January 04 2012 10:44PM

 

Claude Noel refused to blame his goaltender or the fact his team doesn't play very well on the road. Instead, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets simply said his defense was shaky and his team "didn't check very well."

Well, that's certainly one way to look at it.

Wednesday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Lars Eller (that's right, Lars Eller) scored four goals including one on a penalty shot and dished out an assist as the Montreal Canadiens scored four times in the third period and whipped Noel's Jets 7-3. Eller had four goals going in and he doubled that output against the Jets. Ouch.

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY - RUSSIA

Vintage Flame
January 03 2012 12:46PM

 

For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3 loss to the Ruskies from one year ago.

The Russians squeaked into this one with a 2-1 OT win over the Czech’s while Canada won Group B, and had the quarterfinal bye. Game time is 8:30 pm EST / 6:30 MST

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Nation Radio - December 31, 2011

NationRadio
January 03 2012 10:09AM

 

 

We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis.

Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red hot Jets.

This is Nation Radio.

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Better Know a Prospect – Carl Klingberg

Dean Belanger
January 02 2012 06:36PM

 

 
Carl Klingberg is a load – 6’3” 205 and only 20 years old. Scouts love numbers like that when you combine them with skill. Factor in that he has 21 points in 24 games in the AHL so far this season and now you have something to work with. Fortunately for Winnipeg they already have Blake Wheeler on the pro roster so they can move slow with Klingberg which is good news considering the numbers he posted in his recent call up. That being said this is Klingberg’s first pro season in North America after last season abbreviated run with Chicago in the AHL for only 8 games and making his NHL debut in what would be the Thrashers last ever game vs. Pittsburgh on April 10, 2011.

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