WJC Canada Pregame: Sweden and Conflicting Interests

Cat Silverman
December 31 2015 10:47AM

Team Canada has been battling back from a rough start to their 2016 World Juniors tournament, but today might be their biggest test yet. 

That's right: it's time for Mitch Marner, Jake Virtanen, and Dylan Strome to take on the other Nylander. 

It's Team Sweden time, y'all.

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LFR9 - Game 35 - Winning is bad - Tor 3, Pit 2 (SO)

Steve Dangle
December 30 2015 10:31PM

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Now that is a great way to end 2015!!!... wait a second...

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Leafs Postgame: More like Bern-Yay

Jeff Veillette
December 30 2015 09:35PM

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Tonight wasn't supposed to be Jonathan Bernier's last opportunity to prove himself in 2015. That was last night against the Islanders, when he gave up six goals. The stats, historically, have shown him to be even worse than what we've already considered rock bottom when he's playing on no rest, and James Reimer was declared the starter as soon as a mic was pointed in Mike Babcock's direction.

But Reimer wasn't ready, and Bernier got a redemption opportunity. Boy, did he ever take it.

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Kasperi Kapanen scores in Finland's win over Slovakia, Timashov pointless

Jeff Veillette
December 30 2015 05:24PM

After staying off the scoresheet in his first few games, Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen has finally picked up his first point of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships, scoring a goal late in Finland's 8-3 victory over Slovakia.

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Reimer not fit to play, Bibeau called up, Bernier to start

Jeff Veillette
December 30 2015 03:20PM

It looks like Jonathan Bernier will get one more chance redeem himself before the end of 2015, despite certain people insisting otherwise literally seconds earlier. James Reimer, as it turns out, is not ready to play tonight, leaving Bernier to start and Antoine Bibeau, who has been recalled on an emergency basis, to back him up.

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