WCOH Game 1: North America vs Finland

baggedmilk
September 18 2016 12:00PM

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My friends, the preliminary games are in the books and it's finally time for Team North America to get to work, and for our Nation-wide coverage to begin. The nice part about cheering for Team North America is that this team provides one of the few opportunities for Nation Network readers to come together and support the same team... well... unless you're a Canucks fan. Sorry, CanucksArmy. 

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Thank You, Hockey

Kyla Lane
September 18 2016 07:00AM

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Photo credit: Katt Adachi 

Hockey was my first love and will forever be my greatest love (my apologies, future husband). Sometimes you don’t realize just how important something is to you until it’s threatened to be taken away. After two torn ACLs, a torn MCL, and, as of this week, a torn LCL, it’s been suggested to me that I re-evaluate my involvement with the game and possibly retire from my position as a goalie. Since us beer leaguers have longer MRI wait times than broken Oilers, I can’t help but reflect on the significance that hockey has had on my life. Since I have to choose between pushing my return to the game or being able to walk when I’m 50, I decided to go with a love letter to hockey in the mean time.

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WCOH Postgame: Canada coast to 6-0 victory over Czech Republic

Jeff Veillette
September 17 2016 10:03PM

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It's opening day at the World Cup of Hockey, and all the gloom, doom, debates, and debacles have been thrown out the window. Whether this oddball event makes any sense is irrelevant; all that matters is that the puck is on the ice, and so are the world's best.

"World's best" is a key phrase there. As always, the pressure is higher for Canada to succeed than anybody else. They're the perennial Olympic powerhouse, and while the average degree of difficulty has tilted up, a team with a tradition of dominance should be able to shake such a roadblock off.

If today's game was any indication, they're going to have no trouble doing just that, as they cruised to an easy 6-0 win against the Czech Republic.

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WCOH GAME 1: TEAM CANADA VS. CZECH REPUBLIC

Lowetide
September 17 2016 04:56PM

It is time for the hockey! And tonight, we get to see Team Canada—the favourite entering the World Cup of Hockey—against the Czech Republic. Sidney Crosby leads his team into a three-week battle that should result in another victory for the land of ice and snow—and they can do it before the snow flies. 

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2017 NHL Entry Draft: Preliminary Top Ten

Jeremy Davis
September 17 2016 07:00AM

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With the summer winding down, we at Canucks Army are looking to fill the dead space between our Top 20 countdown and the start of the World Cup of Hockey. This week, I've decided to head back to the draft, and I'm going to be looking at the past, present and future on Canucks drafting and NHL prospects by going over the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NHL Entry Drafts and how they pertain to the Canucks.

After going over the 2015 and 2016 drafts, as well as some left over picks from 2016 that could be mid-to-late round selections next year, we move onto the 2017 Entry Draft. While the future is far from certain, it's entirely possible that one, if not many, Canadian teams will find themselves in the running for some of these top end prospects. Let's take a look at who they are.

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