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Talking with Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn might not be front and center of the NHL these days, but he’s certainly stayed in the public spotlight. 

imageWhile the pundits like to speculate endlessly about his suitability for various league coaching positions as they become available, Quinn himself stays plenty busy without worrying too much about the NHL. 

In addition to being part-owner of the Vancouver Giants, Quinn helmed the gold medal winning Under-18 Canadian men’s team in Russia this past April, and just last month was awarded the distinguished position as head coach of Canada’s Junior team. Additionally, he also donates time to causes like Making the Connection, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to issues of cardiac health.

Given his busy schedule, I was especially appreciative that Mr. Quinn took a few minutes to answer some questions.

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  Tags: health, iihf, nhl, pat+quinn, team+canada, toronto+maple+leafs, vancouver+canucks, wjc, world+junior+championships

WJC—Gold Final

Canada vs Sweden starting now.

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Really, unless you’re a Canucks or a Wings fan, there’s probably no other way you’ll ever again see more Canadians and Swedes on one sheet of ice at the same time.

Scoring updates, gloating, whining etc. will be added to the comments.

Update 2pm PT: Some post-game celebration photos added below.

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  Tags: canada, iihf, sweden, wjc, world+junior+championships

WJC—Hating Thy Neighbors

Almost gametime in the Czech Republic between Canada and the USA at the World Junior Championship semi-finals, so here is an open post in case anyone wishes to share info, trash talk, or is just looking for scoring updates while they’re stuck at work.  (Updates will be added to the comments throughout the game.)

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  Tags: iihf, mid-day+cocktails, world+junior+championships

Prime Ministerial Hockey

Broadcaster Magazine reports:
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper shows his national pride and appears in TSN’s on-air promotional spots asking hockey fans to join him in watching the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship as Team Canada goes for a fourth straight Gold Medal.

The Harper spots are the latest addition to TSN’s multifaceted World Juniors marketing campaign, promoting the network’s coverage of the event from December 26 to January 5.

Prime Minister Harper, a huge hockey fan, will appear in two 15 second spots, inviting Canadians to join him and his family for the country’s annual holiday hockey tradition on TSN.

All of which might seem a bit bizarre to non-Canadians, but this isn’t the first time our Prime Minister has partnered up with TSN. 

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  Tags: stephen+harper, tsn, world+junior+championships

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