World Cup of Hockey Preview: Each Team's Burning Question

Steven Ellis
September 16 2016 07:03AM

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After years of rumors, chatter and rising excitement, the World Cup of Hockey is finally upon us. The two-week "international" hockey tournament in Toronto, Ontario will feature six of the world's best hockey countries and two concoctions that the NHL made up in their offices while nobody was looking. There's no question it's one of the more unique hockey events in recent years due to the team listings alone, but it's certainly an interesting event to get the season started.

Each team has at least one burning question leading into the event. Whether it be injury issues, inexperience or a weak base to build on, it's tough to truly pinpoint one true favourite because it seems like each team excels in at least one area. Let's take a look at a question each team will look to answer by the time the tournament concludes on October 1st.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 16 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP

The Nation Network acquires General Fanager, all the World Cup news and previews you can handle, Leafs Top 9 offense, Flames have to get Gaudreau done, honoring Joe Louis arena in Detroit, Oilers open doors to Rogers Place, the "Yzer-plan, 2016 Fantasy Hockey draft guide and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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THE NATION NETWORK BUYS GENERALFANAGER.COM

Wanye
September 15 2016 03:00PM

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This is a tale of trial and error, failure, determination, and triumph. Oh and fancy advanced statistics. So many fancy statistics.

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Can Matthew Tkachuk make the NHL right away?

Ari Yanover
September 15 2016 02:00PM

It isn't common for players to make the NHL right out of their draft year. Out of the Flames' current kids, Sean Monahan was the only one to achieve that feat. The rest of their current core took longer to reach where they now are.

This isn't a bad thing, though. Typically, only a handful of players actually make the NHL right after they're drafted. The first overall picks always do, plus a handful of others - almost always only guys chosen in the top 10.

Does Matthew Tkachuk have what it takes? Maybe - let's take a look at what players who made the NHL immediately this decade have in common.

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2017 NHL Entry Draft: Preliminary Top Ten

Jeremy Davis
September 15 2016 09:00AM

Draft Review - 2017

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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