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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – UNITED STATES

Well it’s the game we’ve all been waiting for, the showdown for top spot in Group B and the bye in the medal round. Or at least it was supposed to be. Canada held up their part of the rivalry agreement, but apparently someone forgot to deliver the memo to the U.S. Instead, the New…

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The Good, The Bad And The Commentators

This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Did another coach get fired/re-hired? Was Jonathan Toews caught not being serious? Will someone start a petition for HBO to feature the The Canucks and Blackhawks on 24/7?…

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Cheers and Jeers – Dec 30

The Good and the Bad of this past week. It’s Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers. This week, I snub ESPN, shove Ott, while I give a stick-tap to the Piano Desk and a couple of exuberant WJC players.

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The WJHC: Caught in a bad Romance

I love Christmas. It’s always been a big thing in my household, down from family traditions on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to going WAY overboard on gifts, to trying to cram as much turkey and dessert into myself as possible over 3-5 days. When you grow up in a household that places such a…

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Canucks beat Ducks 5-2, Fowl play is suspected…

Vancouver waltzed into Anaheim, played one of the worst teams in hockey, and waltzed out rather easily with two points. They got a bit of flashy goaltending and had to compete for eyes with a brilliant Alamo Bowl game which featured about eleventy touchdowns, but overall it was a fine performance. The Sedins capitalized on…

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Mason Raymond goes to the net

Mason Raymond does actually like going to the net. So Mason Raymond is going to the net more, you say? Thom Drance has been fighting this battle, arguing Raymond’s been no different this year from last, but it’s hard for people to let go of what they ‘see’.  Perhaps some visuals will help us assess…

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Perception vs. Reality – The Alex Burrows Story

It is not unusual for a professional athlete to be revered in the city he makes his home in during the season, but hated in most of the rest of the country or continent. In competitive sports, one team always has to win, and one team always has to lose. Teams that win more often…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – DENMARK

  Canada plays for the second night in a row, but it should have no bearing on the outcome of this game. The Canadians are rolling right now with 13 goals for and only 1 against, the penalty kill is at 100% and they are getting goals from everyone. In the last game, expectations were…

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Game #38 Preview – Pucking Ducks

My clever play on "Peking Duck" above will probably fall completely flat. Much like the Anaheim Ducks have done in the past 19 games, as evidenced in this photo. "I’m supposed to WHAT? BACK check?! Oh! Ok, got it. Oh, wait. He’s gone already." (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Game Day Recon: Game #38…

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Game #37 Preview – Shark Fin Soup

Ol’ One-Eye beat Boyle and Niemi on this play to give his Canucks a 1-0 lead in their first meeting this season. He’ll need to be solid tonight, especially in the second period (that’s foreshadowing, kids!) (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Game Day Recon: Game #37 – Canucks @ Sharks Looking to escape the cold,…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – CZECH REPUBLIC

Canada started off the 2012 World Junior Championship with an impressive 8-1 win over Finland, and now draws the Czech Republic. Last night the Czech’s came off their own opening win, downing Denmark by a score of 7-0. The two teams meet for 29th time since 1977, with Canada holding the edge with a 14-6-8…