CGD: Canada looks to continue their hot start against Slovakia

Embed from Getty Images Canada’s opening day 5-3 victory over Russia showed us a couple of things. For starters, this year’s Team Canada has a real shot at competing. The team is structured well with a team-based approach in their systems and having all five players on the same page while on the ice. The game also displayed…

Should the Leafs trade for Jonas Brodin?

Embed from Getty Images There seems to be two type of Leaf fans these days.  One group of fans is patient, embracing the slow building process while also acknowledging the fine tuning that needs to take place over time, while the other group is more aggressive. Sparked by the play of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Willie Nylander and the rest…

How did Leafs prospects fare during Day 1 of the WJC?

Embed from Getty Images After an exciting opening day of the 2017 WJHC, teams have already begun to differentiate themselves as dominant.  Both USA and Sweden won by a score of 6-1 in their respective games, and Canada looked solid against Russia in their 5-3 victory.   Today was a pretty good day for Leafs…

WJC Canada Postgame: Barzal Shines in Canada’s Opener

Embed from Getty Images In their first game of the tournament, Canada took on Russia in an energetic and high scoring round-robin rematch of the 2015 gold medal game.   Canada played a solid game, as Tyson Jost, Matt Barzal and Dylan Strome put on a show through 3 periods.  The team seemed to be…