Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener

Despite an early goal being called off, the Canadians stomped on the Swiss. Kirby Dach’s goal 50 seconds into the first period was called off due to a kneeing penalty (thanks Krebs?), but that didn’t slow down the home soil squad. Ottawa 67’s forward Graeme Clarke opened the scoring off a friendly bounce off the end wall to put Canada up 1-0. Seven minutes into … Continue reading Canada waxes the floor with Switzerland in Hlinka Gretzky Cup opener

NHL’s Most Underrated: Aleksander Barkov

In July of 2016 I was at a charity golf tournament in Saskatoon. It was 2 months before the World Cup and 4 of Canada’s coaches were in attendance; Mike Babcock, Barry Trotz, Joel Quenneville, and Claude Julien….. not bad. To interact with the people in attendance, the coaches went from table to table and you could ask them any question you wanted. Mike Babcock … Continue reading NHL’s Most Underrated: Aleksander Barkov