December 29 2014 10:13PM
It would appear to be a one-sided victory when you look at the scoreboard, but Team Canada's 4-1 win over Team Finland was close, hard fought one. Finland, desperate to avoid dropping three straight games to open the tournament, kept the game close until late in the third period, but ultimately couldn't contain Canada's explosive offence.
December 29 2014 07:10PM
We've been down this path a couple of times this season, first with David Schlemko, and then later with Cory Conacher, but the Canucks are far from a perfect team, and when you're far from a perfect team, it's always worth exploring an intriguing name when they're placed on waivers, and doubly so if that player is still young. According to Bob McKenzie, the St. Louis Blues are the latest team to cast aside a potentially useful player, as they have waived 23-year old F Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson.
Derek Roy (NSH) clears wiavers. STL puts Paajarvi in waivers. BUF also puts Matt Hackett on waivers.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 29, 2014
Should the Canucks put a claim on Paajarvi? Would he fit with the team? Find out after the jump.
December 29 2014 03:47PM
Team Canada is off to an excellent, albeit expected start at this year's World Juniors tournament, winning their first two games with ease. That being said, anything short of a regulation win tonight could put Canada in danger of being leapfrogged by Team USA in the Group A standings.
December 29 2014 11:00AM
Recently, there has been a ton of chatter about the potential that Jim Benning may make a move with his old beantown buddies. Before the Christmas break, Elliote Friedman speculated the Bruins may have interest in Zack Kassian. This sparked Joe Haggerty to wonder whether the Bruins would make a bigger move centered around Loui Eriksson and Kevin Bieksa. Jason Botchford touched on the rumours in the Provies mentioning that the Canucks most likely trade assets are Chris Higgins, Zack Kassian, and Eddie Lack.
With all the chatter swirling around, let's take a deeper look at potential scenarios after the jump.
December 28 2014 09:41PM
On the bright side, that game marks the third played between these two clubs this season, which makes for only two being left on the schedule. On a less fortunate note, the Canucks looked the part of a team coming off four days rest, weighed down by Christmas feasts. Despite building a small lead early, Vancouver spent much of this game on their heels.
For their troubles, Vancouver left the Honda Center with just the one point, losing 2-1 in overtime. Not a lot happened, but what little that did is gonna be covered on the other side of the jump.