Great players left off of Canada's roster

Jason Gregor
May 27 2016 10:45AM

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The final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey will be announced today. Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic filled out their 23-man rosters this morning, and the remaining four teams will be named this afternoon.

When Canada's final roster is finalized there will be a lot of debate among passionate Canadian fans. Some very good players won't make the roster, but will we see ten eventual Hall of Famers omitted?

That is what happened in 1991.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 27 2016 08:26AM

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What the hell are the Canucks doing, why 'staying the course' is best option for the Leafs, is Stamkos feasible for Wings, how the Jets scored goals this year, Ralph Krueger a front runner in Calgary, Taylor Hall isn't so bad after all, salary cap futures for most teams, all kinds of draft news and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Marlies are in trouble, so let's see what they do with it

Jeff Veillette
May 26 2016 09:46AM

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You know that a loss is bad when even the team delivering it to you is in a bit of shock. When Christian Djoos scored his second of the playoffs to put the Hershey Bears up 7-2 at Ricoh Coliseum last night, you didn't see a deadpan look on his face, nor did you see over-exuberance. Instead, a hearty laugh came from the 21-year-old defenceman. Not a "these guys are terrible" laugh, but more of a "how is this even possible?" laugh.

The Toronto Marlies are probably asking themselves the same question, though the tone is much darker in their context. Despite the expectations of just about anybody in the hockey world, the team isn't just on the verge of elimination; they're on the verge of getting swept.

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Marlies playoff hopes diminished after huge loss to Hershey

Jeff Veillette
May 25 2016 09:19PM

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The Toronto Marlies had an opportunity to close the gap in the AHL's Eastern Conference Finals but ended up getting a near-opposite result. Despite a very competitive initial forty minutes, Toronto lost control in the third and gave up five goals, leading to an 8-2 final score.

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MGD Game 3: Unlikely, but not Impossible

Jeff Veillette
May 25 2016 03:54PM

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Game two was a heartbreaker for the Toronto Marlies. They outshot the Hershey Bears 40-23, including a 15-2 spread in the first period, but even that wasn't enough to secure a series-tying result. The bad news for the Marlies is that they're behind by two games in this series. The good news? There's lots of time left to turn things around.

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