2015 WJC Podcast, Group B: Canada has the look of a favorite after winning showdown with USA

by Ken McKenna
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Max Domi - Team Canada

Photo: London Knights forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi celebrates a goal in Canada’s win over the USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

In a 2015 World Junior Championship game that was tightly contested through most of the first period, Canada took control and defeated the USA 5-3 in their New Year’s Eve showdown at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Both teams are headed to the quarterfinals on Friday, with Canada facing upstart Denmark and the USA facing off against Russia. Read more»

2015 WJC Podcast, Group A: USA, Canada winners in Monday tilts

by Ken McKenna
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Dylan Larkin - Team USA

Photo: University of Michigan forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin has led the way on offense for Team USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The favorites in Group A at the 2015 World Junior Championship played as favorites should on Monday night as the USA and Canada both won their games in workmanlike fashion. The U.S. downed Slovakia 3-0 while Canada skated past defending gold medalists Finland, 4-1. The victories setup the showdown between the top two teams in Group A that will take place on New Year’s Eve at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Read more»

2015 WJC Podcast, Group A: Canada, USA look strong in weekend action

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Madison Bowey - Team Canada

Photo: Kelowna Rockets defenseman and Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey has been one of many bright spots for Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

Team Canada and Team USA both began the 2015 World Junior Championship in fine fashion, albeit slightly more so for the host Canadians. Both teams won their first two games and find themselves ranked 1-2 as they head into their New Year’s Eve showdown. Read more»

2015 WJC Preview: Canada looking to return to golden ways on home ice

by Glen Erickson
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Connor McDavid - Team Canada

Photo: Erie Otters forward and 2015 prospect Connor McDavid (L) is returning from an injury just in time to compete for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

 

When Team Canada embarks on its mission to capture a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior Championship, they will do so with a group steeped in offensive skill, both up front and on the back end. Read more»

The Top Five most vibrant personalities among NHL prospects

by Craig Fischer
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Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang is one of the more outspoken, young players among NHL prospects (courtesy of Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

As exciting as hockey players are on the ice, they are notorious for being boring off the ice. If you’ve heard one post-game interview, you’ve heard them all. Most hockey players respond to questions with the same robotic cliches – “We, uhh, just need to, uhh,focus on the, uhhh, next game. We need to just, uhhh, continue to play our, uh, style of game; play a full, uh, 60 minutes, get, uh, pucks in deep and finish our checks, get shots on, uh, net, and create, uh, chances…uh.” Read more»

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