December 26 2014 09:19PM
As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they've never lost to at this competition.
December 26 2014 09:12PM
The world Junior Championships hold sway in this country in a way that can't possibly be justified by the actual prize at sake. No sir. The appeal of the WJ's is the "lore" of the event and many of the significant moments in the tournament's history have been provided by teenagers drafted by the Edmonton Oilers. What does this year's tournament hold for us? Hold on!
December 26 2014 11:44AM
Hope all of you folks have gotten over your Christmas Day hangovers (turkey related, or otherwise), because it's just about time for World Junior Hockey. Facing off tonight at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT, Team Canada will kick off their tournament against Team Slovakia at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
December 24 2014 04:39PM
Darnell Nurse will be front and center for Edmonton Oilers fans at this year's World Junior Championships. He's one of (at least) three Oilers prospects who will be on display at this year's Christmas party.
December 24 2014 11:45AM
Every year there are a handful of teams that start out at a certain level – good, middling, bad – and are then either impelled upward by glorious goaltending or dragged downward by shoddy goaltending. A very good team can come *this* close to missing the playoffs if it sticks with Ty Conklin; a bad team can ride Semyon Varlamov all the way to the postseason.
Guess which side of that chasm the Oilers are on this year.