TCGD: Here Come The Germans

Shawn Reis
December 27 2014 09:00AM

Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 27 2014 07:00AM

Flubber McGee 2014 Hockey Problems

2014 year in review, hockey's biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior's, top prospects and more in this week's Roundup.

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Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

Ryan Fancey
December 26 2014 09:19PM

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.

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Leafs at the World Juniors: Jonathan Bernier, 2008

Adam Laskaris
December 26 2014 06:49PM

Jonathan Bernier's time with the Maple Leafs has seen him transition into, when he's at his best, one of the better goalies in the league. Despite a seemingly neverending controversy between him and James Reimer, the one thing that is abundantly clear is he's the team's most frequently used goaltender, and therefore the de facto starter.

But before Bernier came to Toronto, he's had to settle for roles as a backup, most notably behind Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings, but also behind Steve Mason and the Canadian National Junior team. And just like when Bernier was in Toronto, there was definitely debate as to whether or not he was being used properly. 

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Marlies Win Boxing Day Classic

Jeff Veillette
December 26 2014 05:04PM


While many Torontonians feverishly cruised around the city, looking to save 31% on items that are usually 30% off, over seven thousand hockey fans filled up Ricoh Coliseum for some Boxing Day hockey. As always, the Toronto Marlies took on the Hamilton Bulldogs in what has become an annual tradition for the two teams. For the blue and white, this may be their best showing yet, taking this one 4-0 over their North Division rivals.

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