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Feature: Deciding between Major Junior and NCAA development

On May 4th, 230 of western North America’s young hockey prodigies were selected at this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Unlike the OHL and QMJHL (which joins the WHL under the CHL umbrella), WHL teams select players that have just completed their 15-year-old season as opposed to after their 16-year-old season. It’s weird to think that…

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Three Under the Radar Trade Targets

  As the trade deadline approaches, it’s only logical to talk about the most popular names on the rumour mill. While it’s fun to discuss the possibility of Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, or Kevin Shattenkirk getting dealt, there are other names that are just as likely, maybe even more likely, to be actually be traded…

CGD: Canada looks to continue their hot start against Slovakia

Embed from Getty Images Canada’s opening day 5-3 victory over Russia showed us a couple of things. For starters, this year’s Team Canada has a real shot at competing. The team is structured well with a team-based approach in their systems and having all five players on the same page while on the ice. The game also displayed…

Should the Oilers trade a high-end forward for a defenseman

Embed from Getty Images It’s no secret that the Oilers need to improve their defensive core.  Trading Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson was a step in the right direction, but it’s not going to improve the team’s back end over night. Acquiring someone like Adam Larsson shouldn’t be the only step the Oilers take to improving their biggest…

Three reasons why the Oilers will sustain their hot-start

 Embed from Getty Images Approaching the 10 game mark of the 2016-2017 season, the Oilers currently sit at 7-2-1 atop the Pacific division. Enjoying the success of Connor McDavid has been quite the treat for Oilers fans, but it’s not just McDavid’s play that has been elevated, it’s those around McDavid that have had their play elevated by…

Canada becomes 2-0 and sends Americans packing in 4-2 victory.

Canada vs USA, in Toronto with a chance to go 2-0 against a long time rival, what an exciting game to be had, one may have thought. But while the fast paced hockey from both sides excited the building and the livings rooms of Canadian fans, one team came out on top by a considerable…