NO STOP SIGNS, SPEED LIMIT

Robin Brownlee
September 22 2016 07:00AM


Watching Team North America fly around the ice like a bunch of hot-wired Ferraris and Lamborghinis at the World Championship of Hockey these last few days has been nothing short of a treat. No more so than Wednesday’s crowd-pleasing 4-3 overtime win over Team Sweden.

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Canada Crushes Europe 4-1; Awaits Semi-Finals Opponent

J.D. Burke
September 21 2016 09:48PM

While both of tonight's World Cup of Hockey combatants entered their showdown with a spot in the semi-finals assured, there were high stakes at play for this clash between Canada's hockey establishment and the European conglomerate cobbled together for this tournament's sake. 

A win tonight and the victor would avoid Team Sweden and wait out a match with Team North America or Team Russia -- opponents that seem favourable relative to the Tre Kronor.

With tonight's 4-1 victory, Canada now awaits either their time honoured cross-Atlantic rivals in Russia or some of their country's young in the semi-finals. And they made it look so, so easy. Without Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf and Carey Price, the Canadians dispatched Europe in short order, outshooting Europe 46-20 in the process.

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WCOH: North America Wins a Thriller, Sweden Clinches with Loss

Megan Kim
September 21 2016 06:23PM

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Exhale, everybody. That was undoubtedly the best game of the tournament so far, and if you were watching, count yourself lucky. It will probably end up being the best game of the tournament, period. With a semifinal berth at stake, Team Sweden and Team North America turned in a high-octane thriller that ended in a fitting fashion: An electrifying 3-on-3 OT with end-to-end rushes, dramatic saves, and a beauty of a game-winning goal. 

If you missed this one, you'll want to go ahead and watch a replay of the entire game, because this matchup was one for the ages. Sure, there's no history or bad blood between Sweden and this North America team, but there was a whole lot of skill and talent on the ice between the two teams, and we sure saw plenty of it.

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WCOH Game 10: Canada vs. Europe

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2016 05:53PM

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Canada and “Europe” are both bound for the playoff round of the World Cup, but that doesn’t make this final game of the preliminary round meaningless. The winner finishes the group segment with a perfect record; the loser draws Sweden in the semifinal. It’s a game worth winning.

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WWYDW: Does Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have a long-term place on the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
September 21 2016 03:03PM

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The Edmonton Oilers are in the unique position of having three different centres playing well at the World Cup of Hockey. Leon Draisaitl has been a leading light for the shocking Team Europe, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid have played well for the North American entry.

In this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if this abundance of riches down the middle means that it’s time for Edmonton to move out Nugent-Hopkins.

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