Canada Eats Danishes For Dinner

Bobby Cappuccino
January 02 2015 09:11PM

As a Canadian, knowing that your national hockey team has a quarter final game against a lowly team that has hot goaltending and a few offensive game breakers feels like an all too familiar story - the kind that can break your heart in a one-off elimination game. It doesn't matter how talented your team is.

And that was the vibe heading into tonight’s World Junior quarterfinal game. Sure, Denmark had only ever won one World Junior game - their previous one against Switzerland - but with George Sorensen in net, and two of the best offensive players in the tournament up front (Nikolaj Ehlers and Oliver Bjorkstrand), there was a sense of uneasiness.

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Leafs at the World Juniors: Jake Gardiner, 2010

Adam Laskaris
January 02 2015 06:05PM

While the American squad was eliminated today from this year's World Juniors with 3-2 loss to Russia, Jake Gardiner's time with the team at the World Juniors in 2010 had a far better outcome for his home country. 

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LGD - Get Wild

Justin Fisher
January 02 2015 05:48PM

The Leafs have travelled to the far and frigid North i.e. Minnesota to take on the Wild tonight, and they'll be doing it with as many as three regulars out of the lineup. 

Joffrey Lupul is on the IR, Peter Holland is banged up, and Nazem Kadri is a gametime decision. To patch together their forward lines Toronto has called up Greg McKegg, pictured above looking all sexy and/or lazy.

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TCGD - Quarterfinals Times! Canada vs. Denmark

Justin Fisher
January 02 2015 04:24PM

I'm no insider, nor do I have any insider information, but I can all but guarantee that Canadian head coach Benoit Groulx's message to his players today was "don't take Denmark lightly".

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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