December 26 2016 08:56PM
In their first game of the tournament, Canada took on Russia in an energetic and high scoring round-robin rematch of the 2015 gold medal game.
Canada played a solid game, as Tyson Jost, Matt Barzal and Dylan Strome put on a show through 3 periods. The team seemed to be working well together, and their play saw a noticeable improvement as the game progressed.
December 26 2016 03:57PM
For the second time this season, Cam Talbot has been named the third star of the week.
December 26 2016 01:26PM
It's the most wonderful time of year! The World Juniors are back, and with them, we can all unite in arguing with each other about which teenagers carry the best passports. For Canada, the land that occupies most of our hearts, that two-week journey begins with their game against the Russians at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
December 26 2016 11:44AM
I don't think there are many who believe the current state of affairs in regard to Jesse Puljujarvi makes a lot of sense. The Oilers are keeping him in Edmonton and not playing him much (24 of 36 games, 11:39 ATOI per game). Up until today, most felt (and management suggested) a trip to the AHL might be the next step. This morning, a new wrinkle appeared and could factor into things.
December 26 2016 07:00AM
Happy Boxing Day, Nation! I hope all of you had an excellent Christmas with your friends and family, and I also hope that you're reading this from the comfort of your homes and not back at the office. If you have something you'd like to ask, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Now sit back, relax, and take in the soothing lessons of today's mailbag. Have a good week, everybody.