USA comes out on top against Canada for first place in WJC pool

Embed from Getty Images Today at 3:30, the Americans face the host Canadians for their final round robin game of the 2017 World Junior Championship. The stakes couldn’t be any more obvious. Win, and you’re first in the pool. Lose, and you’re… well second.  Lines and numbers for Canada vs. USA pic.twitter.com/J7GPTs6f2X — (((Corey Pronman)))…

Red Wings pick up controversial Alumni game win

Embed from Getty Images Kris Draper was the hero with a last-minute goal to give the Wings a 4-3 win in the Centennial Classic alumni game. Filled with heroes young and old from the two sides of the rivalry, the Red Wings came out on top at Toronto’s BMO field.

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The Roundup

Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

USA topple Russians 3-2 at WJC

Embed from Getty Images Hot off their victory against the Slovakians last night, the Americans came back into action against the Russians. Without making this game about political statements and sticking it to hockey, it should make for an interesting result. The Americans look to key in on Russian Kirill Kaprizov, who’s managed 4 goals…

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WGD: GAME 36: ALFIE NIGHT

Embed from Getty Images It’s Daniel Alfredsson night in Ottawa. After spending 17 years in Ottawa and one with the Red Wings, Alfredsson will have his No.11 retired in Ottawa tonight. The Swedish centre had 426 goals and 682 assists (1108 points) in 1178 career games with the Senators. The Red Wings did not record…

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Wings Postgame: Aren’t You a Little Bad for a Hockey Team?

Embed from Getty Images After a Christmas break, the Red Wings are back at it. And what better way to get a win streak started then by facing the Buffalo Sabres, the only team in the Atlantic lower than them. Easy win. Well, easier said than done, as the Wings dropped the game 4-3.

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WGD: GAME 35: RED WINGS vs. SABRES

Embed from Getty Images I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, but it’s time to get back to watching hockey and hopefully the break served the Red Wings well and they come back rejuvenated and ready to make a run. 

WJC POSTGAME: USA vs LATVIA

Embed from Getty Images Boxing day is the real Christmas for a lot of us, because it marks the return of the World Junior Championship. If you’re Canadian, it’s all encompassing. Family dinners are scheduled around it, you’re talking weeks in advance about the advantage for your team on the smaller ice and you’re all imaging…

End of Year 2016-17 Season Review: The Top Six

Embed from Getty Images It’s Christmas time and a New Year is nearly upon us. While the NHL takes a quick break for the holidays at least fans can rejoice in what looks to be another stellar World Junior Championship. Maybe you just need a break from how underwhelming your team has been through the first 30ish…

Looking Back on Fedorov’s Boxing Day Heroics

Embed from Getty Images Boxing Day can signify a number of different things. If you’re Canadian, it’s a day to rest up from overindulging over the holidays or, if you’re brave, to make your way to shopping centres to cash in on brick and mortar sales. If you’re American, it’s just another day, and you’re probably Googling Boxing Day right now….