September 13 2016 09:38PM
On this episode, the guys talk about a latest Montreal Canadiens drama, Connor McDavid and the World Cup of Hockey, Steve's James Reimer figure, free things, and Shawn Mendes.
September 13 2016 12:21PM
So many myths floating around about this current World Cup of Hockey. There are many things I like about it, and a few I abhor. There are already, in the "friendly" matches storylines I am enjoying more than I thought I would, and cliches I wish I could do without.
September 13 2016 11:59AM
Team USA is coming in with a plan for the World Cup of Hockey.
It may not be a very good plan but it is, indeed, a plan.
Coach John Tortorella doesn't care how his team wins as long as it happens.
If you are a fan of Team USA, that has to give you a special tingle down your spine. Sure, he may take patriotism to an uncomfortable level... but by the same token it adds a level of stakes that shouldn't be associated with an exhibition tournament.
The NHL has to absolutely love it.
As the tournament begins on Wednesday, I want to take a look at the five fun storylines to watch for from Team USA.
September 13 2016 10:16AM
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As the season approaches, fans and media have begun to dissect the remains and additions of this year's roster while wondering where everybody should be placed. The most important question to many, of course, is how the top two lines stack up.
But in asking that, it's possible that we're looking into a less-than-optimal situation if we're limiting the Leafs to a top-six, bottom-six team. Perhaps, with the coming injection of youth, the team should be looking towards more of a top-nine, bottom-three layout.
September 12 2016 11:08AM
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Hey, guess what - the World Cup is almost upon us! And by that, I mean the games that actually mean something in-tournament. Exhibition games for a preseason tournament is fun and all, but it makes for better competition when the results actually count, when winning a game actually means something beyond pride.
The tournament officially kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 17. The night game on Day 1 will feature Team Canada taking on Team Czech Republic. And hey, we here at the Nation Network cover mostly Canadian-based teams, so it stands to reason that a fair number of us are Canadian and will be rooting for the Canadian men's national team. So let's take a look at just what we've got to look forward to when it comes to the team representing our home and native land.