World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster Features Diversity

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Team Europe was the fifth team to announce their roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Wednesday. General manager Miroslav Satan, a Slovakian ex-NHLer, released the names of the first 16 players who will be a part of the European team. World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster This team selection is very effective […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors: Players to Watch in Pool A

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group A.  Group A will be playing the round robin portion of the […] READ MORE



What’s Next for Hockey in Denmark?

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When Danish goalie Georg Sorensen stopped Switzerland’s Noah Rod in a shootout during the round robin at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships, it marked a historic day for hockey in Denmark. For the first time in 16 world junior games, the Danes had won, and became the darlings of the tournament in the process. […] READ MORE


Bend it like Bendtner

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The Seven Signs of the Apocalypse ends with Rebirth, and Bendtner certainly needs to resurrect a career blighted by controversy and unintentional comedy. READ MORE


World Juniors Reminder Toronto is Hockey’s Capital City

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The scene was familiar: a boisterous sea of red celebrated as the players who brought them this moment of joy crowded the crease. Winning a major hockey championship on home soil is both common and expected in Canada. The setting for this moment, however, was foreign territory. Considering its reputation and history, it was hardly […] READ MORE


Canada is Golden Again

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Canada you can breathe. After six long years without gold, Canada is back on top winning the World Junior Hockey Championship. Endless debate and hand-wringing is always made when it comes to the World Juniors, and this year was no exception. Would the goaltending hold up? So and so was left off. Too much grit and […] READ MORE


World Junior Hockey Championships First Round Report

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The first round of the World Junior Hockey Championships is over and for the most part, everything went as “scheduled”.  In truth it has been disappointing so far.  There has been more negative things about it than positive things to say including the attendance at Montreal which has refused to pay NHL prices for tickets.  […] READ MORE


World Junior Hockey Championship Is Not What It Could Be

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The 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship begins today with ten teams, the seven traditional countries (Canada, United States, Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia), one improved country, Switzerland, and two B-level teams, Germany and Denmark. Currently the tournament has the right number of teams but it could be a lot more than what it is […] READ MORE


Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia World Junior Preview: Players to Watch

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE