December 27 2016 07:00AM
Jeff Beukeboom was a throwback player, a stay-at-home defenseman who took care of this own end of the ice first and made it possible for his more skilled teammates with the Edmonton Oilers to do their jobs because he was so good at his. Beukeboom was as tough and as honest a player as you’d ever meet, quietly winning three Stanley Cups with the Oilers.
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.