Is Patrik Laine the best prospect in this draft? ESPN thinks so

Embed from Getty Images Immediately after the Leafs won the draft lottery a couple weekends ago, it started. We began questioning everything.  Auston Matthews always seemed like a slam dunk number one in every way, like McDavid or Tavares or Stamkos or any other elite center before him. But then it was reported the Leafs themselves had a scout…

Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

View image | gettyimages.com As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they’ve never lost to at this competition.