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Team USA is ready for Canada. Here we were, expecting them to admit they aren't. (Postmedia)

How is Canada going to bounce back? Ask Curtis Lazar. (The Pipeline Show)

The Czech broadcast's winning goal call on Saturday would put Gus Johnson to shame. (The Sporting News)

So what's the over/under on Connor McDavid's ice time vs. Slovakia? (Toronto Sun)

Want to hear Craig Button talk prospects? Only always. (HockeyBuzz)

Since everything is always about Boston and Boston teams, how have the Bruins draft picks looked in the tourney so far? (Stanley Cup of Chowder)


Any future OHL outdoor game would likely be tied to a NHL event, says commissioner David Branch: "I really believe if you can’t do it the right way, then you don’t do it." (London Free Press, Detroit Free Press, Bay City Times, Saginaw News, Windsor Star)

League goal scoring leader Dane Fox has signed with the Vancouver Canucks. It pays to be a teammate of GM Mike Gillis' nephew! (Chatham Daily News)

Ben Johnson is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame! The New Jersey Devils draft pick with the (in)famous name scored the icebreaker in the league's first outdoor game, Windsor's 6-5 win over Saginaw. The puck is going to the Hall. (Windsor Star)

Make it two first-rounders traded away from the North Bay Battalion in a matter of weeks, with Blake Clarke heading to Saginaw for fellow 17-year-old Zach Bratina. (North Bay Nugget)

Central Division-leading Sudbury finally lost, so Montreal Canadiens draft pick Connor Crisp finally shaved his mustache. (Sudbury Star, Sault Star)

Projected first-rounder Roland McKeown sat out with a lower-body injury and Kingston's goalies got lit up for eight goals by Belleville? Probably not coincidental. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Peterborough finally got its first win this season over archrival Oshawa. It does not appear that Jonatan Tanus sustained a head injury from a heavy check from the Generals' Justice Dundas. (Peterborough Examiner)


A scoring slump — one goal in three games — has caused Baie-Comeau to fall seven points adrift of league-leading Blainville-Boisbriand. (Le Soleil)

Ottawa Senators-drafted goalie François Brassard had a 40-save effort for undermanned Quebec, which has three players away at the WJC. (Le Soleil)

Cape Breton's comeback win at Halifax might have involved a cost to each team; Screaming Eagles standout Cam Darcy was ejected for a check that left the Mooseheads' Jesse Lussier with an apparent head injury. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Gaining a split against Gatineau means B-B has maintained a safe lead for first overall (Parlons Junior)


Overage blueliner Dylan Busenius, now with Saskatoon after Saturday's trade with Prince Albert, has twice played his first game for a new team against his old one. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Edmonton Oil Kings wing Mitch Moroz has signed his entry-level pact with the Edmonton Oilers. (Copper N Blue)

Medicine Hat, which will have no Hunter Shinkaruk for the duration, won on Saturday playing a call-up goaltender. That's auspicious. (Medicine Hat News)

Belarus native Kris Khenkel scored in his long-awaited Lethbridge Hurricanes debut. It's just good to read about a player who was eager to be in Lethbridge. (Lethbridge Herald)

Mystery of the universe: Spokane has owned the Eastern Conference, except for Kootenay. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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