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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10 Draft Eligible Prospects You Should Watch at the World Juniors

money puck
December 26 2014 04:31PM

For Canucks fans, the 2015 World Junior Championships will be one of the more interesting ones in recent memory, as Vancouver has three prospects participating: Canada's Jake Virtanen, USA's Thatcher Demko, and Sweden's Gustav Forsling. While fan of teams like the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs will get to enjoy their prospects be stars of their native teams (I'm looking at you William Nylander and Nikolaj Ehlers), only Demko expected is expected to play a critical role for his team, as Virtanen and Fosling look to be penciled in to their lineups as supporting players. 

The cream of the 2015 draft crop will also be playing, including Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and Noah Hanafin, but these names will likely be long gone by the time the Canucks come to make a selection with their 2015 first round draft pick. So who are some of the lesser known names that Canucks fans should keep an eye on during the tournament? Find out after the jump.

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TCGD - Here Come The Canadians

Justin Fisher
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. 

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