Leafs at the World Juniors: Nazem Kadri, 2009

Adam Laskaris
January 05 2015 05:29PM

Go 4-0 through the preliminary round, play easy opponents on the way for a berth to the World Junior final against a classic opponent on home ice? Nazem Kadri knows that feeling, for sure, though he'd like to forget certain parts about what happened next.

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TCGD: Putin it all on the line

Jon Steitzer
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.

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#mycolumn: january 5

Bobby Cappuccino
January 05 2015 07:13AM

Hey guys welcome to my column, the only column that is mine.

First off, Happy 2015. This is my first column of the new year. Can’t wait to bless you faithful readers with lots of these in 2015. Really looking forward to it. 

With the mandatory nice greeting out of the way, let’s get right into it.

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Petan's Hat Trick Pushes Canada Into WJC Final

Adam Laskaris
January 04 2015 09:17PM

Curtis Lazer

Picture Credit (with permission) to Reddit User /u/Fun_With_Forks

You've been there before, Canada. But it's been a while, for sure. World Junior gold medal game, against Russia, on home ice. What more could you ask for? While other rivalries will emerge, no two countries have meant more to the international hockey scene.

And oh, they got there with an initially close but eventual 5-1 victory over Slovakia. 

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Leafs at the World Juniors: Richard Panik, 2009-2011

Adam Laskaris
January 04 2015 04:20PM

Today, Canada plays Slovakia at the World Juniors, their second meeting this year. Leaf forward Richard Panik certainly knows a thing or two about those games, having played Canada at the 2010 championship, albeit in a less important preliminary matchup that ended up 8-2 in favour of Canada.

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