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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed- results are come from how you dress in hockey, a bad hit by Nail Yakupov and some WJC talk.

 

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Live Stream- WJC Team Finland vs. Team USA

In a Preliminary Round Group A Game, Team Finland meets Team USA from the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Puck drops just after 3:00pm ET.

Watch below and there may be IP restrictions.

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World Junior Championship Begins Today

via the NHL Network,

NHL Network will provide exclusive live and delayed broadcasts of 28 games from the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26 - Jan. 5 in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, including all medal-round games and twenty preliminary-round match-ups.

All Team USA games will feature the broadcast team of Steve Mears, NHL Live Powered by Constellation of co-host  who will provide play-by-play, and game analyst Dan Bylsma, who served as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Team. Dave Starman, in his 12th season as an NCAA hockey analyst, will serve as the rinkside reporter. Team USA games –including preliminary round matchups against Finland, Germany, Slovakia and Canada also will be available via live stream on NHL.com.

Fans should follow @NHLNetwork for all programming and live game updates.

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Jack Eichel And Connor McDavid In The Spotlight

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel's status as an NHL prospect has reached the point that he almost sounds too good to be true.

In addition to being the most-talked-about U.S. center prospect since Mike Modano was drafted No. 1 overall in 1988, Eichel also has a humility and leadership quality that endears him to teammates and coaches.

"It's just Jack being Jack," said Team USA general manager Jim Johannson. "He's a true team guy who leads by his level of play and by his interaction with everyone, including his teammates, coaches, training staff and equipment guys. He handles everything in a real comfortable and mature way. It all comes natural to him."

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from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

For years, people have been telling McDavid that he is a once-in-a-generation hockey talent. He’s dealt with that pressure the same way he reacts to a pushy maintenance worker – politely deferential, but in full control of the situation.

The best way to describe McDavid’s oversized bag of on-ice tricks is that he plays as if he’s spotlit.

That’s easy to do when you have the puck. McDavid commands attention even when he’s nowhere near the play.

You could spend 20 minutes watching him sit on the bench.

For the whole time he’s out there, he’s stalking, proactive and reactive all at the same time. The best comparison is Mario Lemieux’s predatory glide.

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Projected Rosters For The World Cup Of Hockey

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Right now, we expect these six hockey nations will take part: Canada, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Czech Republic. Plus two other composition teams will round out a field of eight.

For the national teams we know will be in Toronto, we went with a 25-man roster of three goalies, eight defensemen and 14 forwards, and tried to take into account the maturation of young players and the durability of older players.

We also included our Team Euro Leftovers Roster and the Young North American Guns roster (which makes a mockery of the entire tournament and is a kick in the shins to the Swiss and the Slovaks, who should have their own teams in this competition).

We included only those North American players who will be 25 or younger on our Team Sham, er, Team Young Guns roster.

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Watching The World Junior Championship

NEW YORK (December 22, 2014) – NHL Network™ U.S. will provide exclusive live and delayed broadcasts of 28 games from the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26 - Jan. 5 in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, including all medal-round games and 20 preliminary-round match-ups

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Your 2015 IIHF Hall Of Fame Class

from IIHF.com,

The IIHF Hall of Fame Selection Committee has added seven new names to its pantheon of greats, and the newest members represent the pinnacle of the international game through a wide variety of contributions. In honour of the golden era of Czech hockey, goaltender Dominik Hasek and longtime captain Robert Reichel will be inducted. Joining them is Scott Niedermayer, the Triple Gold Club Canadian defenceman who has won at every level possible. 

To celebrate 25 years of women’s hockey come two inductees, Fran Rider, as a Builder, the woman most responsible for the very creation of women’s hockey at the international level, and Swede Maria Rooth, the catalyst to the “Mirakel” in Turin in 2006. 

Introducing a new trophy named after great Swiss star of the 1930s, Richard “Bibi” Torriani, the IIHF will honour Italian Lucio Topatigh, whose 20-year career with the Azzurri was exceptional in its own right. 

Joining these inductees into the Hall of Fame is Monique Scheier-Schneider of Luxembourg, who will be the 2015 recipient of the Paul Loicq Award. The new class will be honoured next May in Prague during the medal weekend of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. 

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Preventing ‘Fixing’ Of Games

from the IIHF,

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has today announced a landmark three-year partnership with integrity specialists Sportradar. Under the partnership, Sportradar will monitor a total of three flagship tournaments from 2015 to 2017 and will deliver a total of 12 educational workshops, which will be targeted at participating players, officials, administrators and coaches.

Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will monitor the world’s betting markets on the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, IIHF World Junior Championship and IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship for the next three seasons, ensuring that any suspicious odds movements or patterns are flagged, analysed and forwarded to the IIHF. Furthermore, each of those tournaments will find Sportradar experts travelling to the host cities and providing all relevant participants with valuable insight and understanding of the global markets on ice hockey and the dangers posed by fixers.

“Very few sports excite and engage fans like ice hockey does. And we want to keep it that way,” said IIHF President René Fasel. “The integrity of our World Championships and our sport are central to that.” 

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The Spotlight Will Soon Be On William Nylander

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Expectations are bound to be a challenge when William Nylander makes the transition to the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Just how much of a challenge could depend largely on how the next couple weeks unfold at the World Junior Championship. When Nylander stepped onto Canadian soil with the rest of his Swedish teammates Tuesday, he found himself in possession of a unique opportunity.

He is both the Leafs top prospect and Sweden’s top centre for a high-profile tournament being played at Air Canada Centre.

That means the spotlight from two continents will be pointed in his direction.

It will be the first time most hockey fans in Toronto see him compete against kids his own age. Having the opportunity to compare him to his peers should underscore why the 18-year-old was selected with the eighth overall pick in June.

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WJC Odds

via Bovada,

Odds to win 2014-2105 IIHF Men’s U20 World Championship (World Juniors)

Canada                         3/2

USA                             5/2

Russia                          4/1

Sweden                        4/1

Finland                         9/1

Czech Republic             20/1

Switzerland                   100/1

Slovakia                       125/1

Germany                       300/1

Denmark                       400/1

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