Team Finland World Cup Roster Finalized

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The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016 in Toronto where teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia,  Sweden, USA, are joined Team Europe and Team North America to compete in a new format hockey championship. Earlier today, Team Finland’s squad was completed earlier today. Team Finland – (* […] READ MORE


Connor McDavid Leads Canada To World Championship Gold

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Connor McDavid waited a while to score his first goal of the tournament, but saved it for the perfect time. His goal at 11:24 of the first period was all the offence that Team Canada would need in defeating Finland 1-0 and winning their second straight gold medal at the IIHF World Championships in Moscow […] READ MORE



2016 IIHF World Championship Playoff Preview

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The 2016 IIHF World Championship is currently taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary round of the tournament ended yesterday and the top four teams of Group A and Group B advanced to the playoff round, which will begin tomorrow. The teams that will participate in the playoff round are Czech Republic, Russia, […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Mock Draft: Part 1

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Laine v. Matthews: No Controversy Here, The Maple Leafs will Draft Auston Matthews

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With the first overall selection of the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Leafs will draft Auston Matthews. Much is being made about the possibility, however remote, of Patrik Laine actually usurping Matthews as the top dog at the draft based on his excellent play during and since the World Junior Hockey Championship and most recently during […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Lottery: Leafs Win First Overall Pick

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NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly revealed the results of the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday evening at the CBC building in Toronto. The [TEAM1] have won the lottery, and therefore the right to the first overall selection in the 2016 Entry Draft, which will take place on June 24 and 25 in Buffalo, New York. The [TEAM2] won with a [ ]% chance, after finishing []th overall in the regular season. READ MORE


NHL Draft Lottery: Laine First Overall?

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With the NHL draft lottery just around the corner, could a team draft Patrik Laine first overall?  There is increasing speculation on who will be the number one overall selection.  Auston Matthews has been on the top of many draft boards throughout the year but by no means is he the consensus top pick.  Matthews […] READ MORE


Patrik Laine Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #2

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Draft Rankings February Edition (1-5)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at hockey’s  future stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2016 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions. With the junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE