WCoH Postgame: The Kids Are Alright, Thump Finland 4-1 in Opener

Ryan Pike
September 19 2016 08:45AM

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When the World Cup of Hockey was announced immediately there were snickers and guffaws about Team North America, and doubts about their ability to hang with international hockey's big boys. When they had a few strong outings in the pre-tournament games against Europe, the doubters loudly expressed that their success was a mirage: caused by beating an inferior opponent in games that didn't matter.

When the "real" games begin, North America's in trouble, they said.

Whoops.

The Under-24 squad opened the round robin with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Finland, currently ranked 3rd in the hockey world by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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The Nation Drafts Playoff Pool: Play for Charity, Fun, and Glory

Ryan Pike
April 09 2015 09:27AM

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It's nearly the end of the hockey season, and while we're starting to get excited at the prospect of the playoffs(!), we're also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool!

The Nation Drafts playoff pool is fun, inexpensive, proceeds benefit a worthy cause, and you could win prizes! What's not to love? Read on for more details.

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Revenge of Revenge of the Nerds: A Comic

Ryan Pike
December 01 2014 08:15AM

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Folks, we have something new for you this morning.

Ryan Lambert, who you all know, and Matt Lubchanksy (@lubchansky) have collaborated on a comic that we hope you enjoy. Check it out after the jump and let us know if you like it in the comments. We may have more in store for you in the future!

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WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2012 09:07AM

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.

The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.

Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).

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