Montreal Canadiens Off-season: Goalies

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The 2015-16 season was a nightmare for the Montreal Canadiens, to say the least. Numerous injuries, including a season-ending injury to star net minder Carey Price on November 25th, 2015, was one of the most glaring issues with this team.  Add in the fact that secondary offense was non-existent and the second best defenseman on […] READ MORE


Habs Rookie Tournament Audio

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for HOCKEY IS BACK. After a painful summer, our favorite sport is back on the ice.  Across the league a number of rookie tournaments are taking place and as they conclude NHL training camps will open.  The NHL returns, and LWOS is here to cover all the action. […] READ MORE


Habs Rookie Tourney Review: Miceli and Johnston Shine

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the NHL rookie tournament in London, Ontario.  Sitting in press row, and interviewing the participants.   From a Montreal Canadiens perspective, here are some of the relevant news and notes. Stay tuned later in the week, as Charlie Clarke and I collected a TON of audio from […] READ MORE





Olivier Roy on Playing Goalie for Canada at the World Juniors

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Canada isn’t supposed to lose at hockey, so when it happens it always comes hand-in-hand with a scapegoat. At the 1998 Nagano Olympics, it was Wayne Gretzky’s absence from the semi-final shootout against the Czech Republic. In 2006 it was the team’s age. With Canada failing to win Gold at the World Junior Championships for the […] READ MORE


A Lot on the Line for Canada at the World Juniors

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It has been five years since a gold medal. Two straight years without any medal. The whispers have become full out cries for Hockey Canada to change their ways. Politics have been blamed for kids being omitted and for the lack of success the past five years. It is one thing for the rest of […] READ MORE


Team Canada Announces World Junior Selection Camp Roster

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Team Canada has announced a 30-man selection camp roster for the 2015 World Juniors.  From this 30-man roster (and any potential adds to it who are currently in the NHL), the 22-man team that will take to the ice in the tournament to be held in Montreal and Toronto starting December 26th, 2014 will be […] READ MORE


Early Look Canadian World Junior Team Defence and Goalies

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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