January 05 2015 09:41PM
Canada. Russia. Whenever these two teams meet, magic seems to follow. And boy was tonight magical - a star-studded Canadian side facing off against a very underrated Russian group with a hot goalie.
A perfectly set stage.
January 05 2015 10:59AM
Canada's performance against Russia in the past few World Juniors tournaments leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, every year the roster is completely turned over and there isn't any reason to believe that trend has to continue. Nonetheless, the Russian's still have the same head coach in Valeri Bragin that has kept the Russians so damn competitive over the past half decade.
The Russians have forsaken their stereotypical enigmatic roster, and have opted for a blue collar, lunch pail, physical lineup that Hockey Canada would be proud to dress. Canada will have its first true test of the tournament against its historical and greatest rival.
January 04 2015 07:30AM
Well gang, we did it, we made it to the year 2015. THE FUTURE IS NOW! And what also is now is this weeks First Star, Worst Star.
January 03 2015 10:49AM
The Winnipeg Jets (19-12-7) have had two days off since their last game on New Years Eve against the New York Islanders, dropping the game 5-2, not the best way to start 2015. But tonight, the Jets have an opportunity to turn things around against the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that has been on the road since late December and lost last night to the Minnesota Wild 3-1.
Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM
Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.