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chrisralph007 12-26-2012 04:14 PM

Canada Loss Alarming via 2013 World Juniors Viewing Guide - THW WJHC Headquarters
 
Intro:

"It’s the most hockeyful time of the year.

Hockey fans look forward to Christmas; Die hard hockey fans look even more forward to Boxing Day and the start of the World Junior Championships!

This is hockey at its finest. Players playing with that youthful passion for the game and that sense of national pride that one can only imagine they get when donning their country’s colours. Fans cannot help but get caught up in the emotion evoked by the intense and exciting action that naturally ensues."

Read the full article here

Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/2013-wor...viewing-guide/

Highlights:

World Junior Roster Breakdown by NHL Team by THW’s Ryan Pike

2013 World Juniors: The Essential Canadian Twitter Guide by David O'Connor

Also featuring essential quick links to all the best resources for #WJHC coverage, including this sub-forum at HFBoards.

chrisralph007 12-28-2012 11:54 AM

New York Islanders Prospects Headline at 2013 World Juniors by Anatoliy Metter

Link:
http://thehockeywriters.com/islander...fense-at-wjhc/

chrisralph007 12-29-2012 09:41 PM

Tons of updates from THW with respect to WJHC coverage added to Viewer's Guide.

Looking ahead to Canada/USA match-up a few hours away:

World Juniors 2013: Discipline’s The Key to Canadian Gold
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/world-ju...ad-to-success/

2013 World Juniors: Breaking Down Canada vs. USA
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/2013-wor...canada-vs-usa/

Plus:

Hockey Betting From The WJC: He Said, She Said? by Chris Wassel
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/hockey-b...said-she-said/

World Junior Championship All-Time Leading Scorers
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/world-ju...ading-scorers/

chrisralph007 12-30-2012 02:34 PM

More updates:

World Juniors 2013: Malcolm Subban’s Silencing Critics
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/world-ju...ncing-critics/

Sabres prospects at the World Junior Hockey Championship
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/sabres-p...-championship/

chrisralph007 01-01-2013 11:54 AM

For your viewing pleasure:

Team USA Goaltender John Gibson Shining at World Junior Championship
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/john-gib...-championship/

Russian Hockey Cheerleaders & KHL Marketing
Link: http://thehockeywriters.com/russian-...khl-marketing/

chrisralph007 01-02-2013 10:36 PM

Latest:

Team Canada vs Team USA Preview #2013WJC
http://thehockeywriters.com/team-can...eview-2013wjc/

2525 01-02-2013 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisralph007 (Post 57037281)
Latest:

Team Canada vs Team USA Preview #2013WJC
http://thehockeywriters.com/team-can...eview-2013wjc/

I'm confused.

Quote:

Looking for revenge due to a 6-5 overtime loss to the United States in last years Gold Medal Game, Canada emerged with a 2-1 win over the United States in their first meeting at the 2013 WJC
Last years gold medal game was between Russia and Sweden.

2010 we lost 6-5 to the US in OT.

toewsintangibles 01-03-2013 05:23 AM

What has happened to Canadian junior development in the last 10 years?
 
From dominating everyone in the last lockout and going on a 5 year streak for gold to losing and being dominated by the US 5-1 in the semi finals of a best on best WJC.. what has happened?

Urgi 01-03-2013 05:26 AM

Everyone has gotten better the last few years, the interest have never been as high as it is now. I still believe canada has the "best" team most years but in a best of 1 tournament there is alot of variance.

The Latvian 01-03-2013 05:26 AM

Brent Sutter got a job in the big leagues.

leafsfuture 01-03-2013 05:26 AM

Well, one thing I noticed is that coaches such as Pat Quinn and Brent Sutter have become Willie Desjardins and Steve Spott

Jerkini 01-03-2013 05:27 AM

Certainly the lacklustre coaching, particularly this year, is part of the problem.

TonsofPuppies* 01-03-2013 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leafsfuture (Post 57052015)
Well, one thing I noticed is that coaches such as Pat Quinn and Brent Sutter have become Willie Desjardins and Steve Spott

Agreed. But it's been goaltending above all else. Subban's sparkling .750 save percentage today speaks for itself.

DatsyukOwns 01-03-2013 05:27 AM

Other countries are producing better teams now and just because Canada is Canada does not mean they will win every game. Plus we have Olympic Gold. So we are doing something right and I know someone will say that is 3 years ago. Canada still produces that best players in the NHL. You can take that to the bank.

Everlasting 01-03-2013 05:30 AM

Talent goes up and down. All nations have good and bad years of players, in those years canada were in a peak while other nations were not. Hence, they dominated.
But now when other nations are starting to produce better players, Canada has gone down a little and is no longer the best team.
Its nothing special. They might bounce back in a few years. Or not, only time can tell.

tfong 01-03-2013 05:30 AM

I'd like to say other nation's programs are catching up rather than Canada going downhill.

YARR123 01-03-2013 05:31 AM

Nothing has happened - Canada still produces the most top players of all the countries. Just goes to show that level of competition has improved a lot.

LPH 01-03-2013 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonsofPuppies (Post 57052089)
Agreed. But it's been goaltending above all else. Subban's sparkling .750 save percentage today speaks for itself.

couldn't be more wrong

our woeful defensive effort was embarrassing

Bgav 01-03-2013 05:31 AM

**** happens

Everlong 01-03-2013 05:32 AM

Increase in level of competition. Canada has been fairly consistent.

YARR123 01-03-2013 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonsofPuppies (Post 57052089)
Agreed. But it's been goaltending above all else. Subban's sparkling .750 save percentage today speaks for itself.

Blaming the goalie for such a lackluster performance by the whole team is pretty ridiculous imo

wKetch22 01-03-2013 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonsofPuppies (Post 57052089)
Agreed. But it's been goaltending above all else. Subban's sparkling .750 save percentage today speaks for itself.

Did you watch the game?

Subban got beat on the first two cause there was tons of traffic, and the second two were just snipes after making the Canadian defensemen look stupid

Dynamo81 01-03-2013 05:33 AM

I think Canada went 7 straight WJC without winning a Gold Medal before 2004, they then won 5 in a row.

Shoalzie 01-03-2013 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urgi (Post 57051997)
Everyone has gotten better the last few years, the interest have never been as high as it is now.



I agree, all you had to see was the Swiss put a scare in Russia yesterday and the fact Finland is in relegation. There is a more level playing field...I don't think Canada is slipping as much as the rest of the world is catching up. It's called progress...

Dynamo81 01-03-2013 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YARR123 (Post 57052331)
Blaming the goalie for such a lackluster performance by the whole team is pretty ridiculous imo

This


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