Team Canada rolls into this year’s WJ championships in a few hours against the Germans. Oilers draft pick Tobias Rieder is one of the German forwards and Canada has Oiler Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on their roster.
The Nuge will join a long list of young current Oilers players and prospects who have played in the WJ’s and played pro in North America, a list that includes Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi, Anton Lander, Teemu Hartikainen, Martin Marincin, Colten Teubert, Olivier Roy and Curtis Hamilton. Youngsters like Oscar Klefbom and Nail Yakupov have appeared in the WJ’s and turned pro, but have played pro hockey only in Europe so far.
This is video of a November 2008 meteor crash in Edmonton. I grabbed it from this exceptional blog. If you’re bored waiting for the game to start maybe browse through it, what a fun spot on the world wide web.
Subban is starting, Jonathan Drouin is hurt and Boone Jenner will miss this game and two more for his hit the other day. Canada should win this game in a walk, I’ll try to stay up but am old. GO CANADA!