5 fun things to look for from Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey

Ari Yanover
September 12 2016 11:08AM

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Hey, guess what - the World Cup is almost upon us! And by that, I mean the games that actually mean something in-tournament. Exhibition games for a preseason tournament is fun and all, but it makes for better competition when the results actually count, when winning a game actually means something beyond pride.

The tournament officially kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 17. The night game on Day 1 will feature Team Canada taking on Team Czech Republic. And hey, we here at the Nation Network cover mostly Canadian-based teams, so it stands to reason that a fair number of us are Canadian and will be rooting for the Canadian men's national team. So let's take a look at just what we've got to look forward to when it comes to the team representing our home and native land.

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Monday Mailbag - How Important is a Captain?

September 12 2016 07:00AM



Everyone quiet down -- it's time to learn something! As always, I've taken five of your questions and sent them off to our panel of Nation writers to give their input and worldly wisdoms. I need questions for next week so if you have something you'd like to ask you can email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter. Without further adieu, the Mailbag. Enjoy.

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Robin Brownlee
September 11 2016 12:30PM

There’s no such thing as having too much depth or too much competition for jobs at any position in professional sports, so there’s absolutely no downside to the potential addition of Kris Versteeg by the Edmonton Oilers by way of a PTO. If he shines and earns a contract, fine. If not, thanks for coming.

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September 11 2016 11:38AM

In all the excitement around left-wing this summer (Hall exit, Lucic entry) it is easy to forget that Benoit Pouliot delivered quality for the Oildrop in 2015-16. Where will he play this year?

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September 10 2016 11:44PM

The signing of Kris Versteeg allows us another opportunity to argue over lines for the coming season. It's a fun activity—although the actual lines in an NHL season are in constant movement and our memories play tricks on us. A year ago, Connor McDavid spent most of his time with Benoit Pouliot, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov and Patrick Maroon. This year? Suspect we see a big train on his portside.

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