CGD: For all the golden marbles (Canada/USA)

Jeff Veillette
January 05 2017 02:00PM

Welp, this is it. Rebounding quite nicely off of a disappointing 2016 tournament, and doing well to pull themselves out of a tough spot against the Swedes last night, the Canadians will take on the United States of America in an epic grudge match at the Bell Centre, to decide the Gold Medal Winner at the 2017 World Juniors. Here's what's going down tonight.

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Leafs, Red Wings announce Centennial Classic Alumni Rosters

Jeff Veillette
November 15 2016 12:40PM

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While the focus of every NHL outdoor game tends to be the main event, perhaps the most underrated festivities involved are the alumni games. Your favourite players from your childhood team suit up for a game that's taken not too seriously but still involves some competition, giving your memory a glimpse back at the good times you had as a fan in the past while reminding you that this game is one of fun before it is one of frustration.

With that in mind, fans of both the Detroit Red Wings and host Toronto Maple Leafs have been eagerly awaiting this year's alumni rosters, and at first glance, they look like a ton of fun.

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WCOH Final 2: Canada vs. Europe

Jeff Veillette
September 29 2016 10:33AM

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This time, there's something on the line. Tonight, Team Canada will have a chance to put Team Europe behind them and get a chance to win their second consecutive World Cup of Hockey. Granted, it's been twelve years since the last one and only two players have returned for this tournament, but run with me here; we need something to get excited about. 

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For the love of hockey, here's hoping Team Europe makes it interesting

Jeff Veillette
September 26 2016 09:38AM

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of a best-of-three series to decide which of Team Canada or Team Europe will take the 2016 Wolrd Cup of Hockey's trophy home to their country or continent. As it stands, the Canadians are the overwhelming favourites, having not lost a meaningful best-on-best game since the round robins of the 2010 Olympics and already having beaten Europe 4-1 earlier in this tournament.

Certainly, there's a natural instinct to cheer for the country that most of us call home. But wouldn't it be great if their opponents made it interesting, if not fully upset the host nation?

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WCOH Postgame: Russia beats North America in thriller

Jeff Veillette
September 19 2016 09:50PM

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We wanted fast paced, high energy hockey, and boy, did we ever get it. This was a game that not only lived up to expectation but pulled up the rest of the games surrounding it to really drive home the World Cup of Hockey's entertainment value, if not its oft-debated "legitimacy". A quick run of goals for the Russians gave the young North Americans the chance to attempt a comeback for the ages, and they almost pulled it off but fell just short in a 4-3 defeat.

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