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.
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.
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.
December 26 2014 11:44AM
Hope all of you folks have gotten over your Christmas Day hangovers (turkey related, or otherwise), because it's just about time for World Junior Hockey. Facing off tonight at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, Team Canada will kick off their tournament against Team Slovakia at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
December 26 2014 09:55AM
Hey everyone, I'm super excited to introduce to you the very talented Justine Collard - she'll be doing infographs and other cool stuff at TLN from here on out. You can check out more of her work on her Twitter, Tumblr and Blog.
And now, we'll have Justine kick off our WJC coverage with this wicked good graphic: