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Yeah it was a pretty good tournament at least in terms of the big matchups, and a very good final game. Russia actually brought some defensemen this year which is kind of a radical idea for them. Really quick team too.Canada had a little more scoring balance than a lot of their years where they burn out.

I am honestly not sure if I'm going to any games. I don't live in Edmonton proper anymore but we still head in for the CFL stuff. I suspect the junior tourney is going to be insanely overpriced especially for the big games but we'll see. It's something I've never been to so it might be fun.

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Tickets insanely priced, yeah. I imagine the demand will be similar or higher in Edmonton than they were here in Vancouver and Victoria. Had to sign up for a mailing list just to get a chance to buy. I took my dad to Russia/Canada on NYE as a Christmas gift and we really enjoyed it. Both of us were amazed at how fast the Russians skated and that didn't change this year. They are the best skating team in the tournament. 

Oh another thing... They release the big full tournament packages fairly early and then single games maybe a couple of months later; that is unless the people organizing that tournament do their own thing. 

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I think if I went, I'd go for the "B" level games (sweden finland) or maybe Even "C" level and avoid going to the canada US or Russia games. 

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1 hour ago, Death From Above said:

Yeah it was a pretty good tournament at least in terms of the big matchups, and a very good final game. Russia actually brought some defensemen this year which is kind of a radical idea for them. Really quick team too.Canada had a little more scoring balance than a lot of their years where they burn out.

I am honestly not sure if I'm going to any games. I don't live in Edmonton proper anymore but we still head in for the CFL stuff. I suspect the junior tourney is going to be insanely overpriced especially for the big games but we'll see. It's something I've never been to so it might be fun.

That's a given. They did that in Buffalo, somehow not realizing that while Buffalo is just about the best hockey market in the US it (along with all of WNY) is just about the most economically depressed region in the entire United States (the only economic activity is universities and medical facilities catering to folks on the other side of the Peace Bridge who want treatment/surgery right away rather than wait forever to get it). People don't have stupid amounts of money to spend on going to sporting events, and the results were predictable. But here's a tip someone else alluded to: go on the secondary market and you will be able to find tickets for non Big 3 (Canada, US, Russia) games for virtually nothing.

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1 hour ago, odessasteps said:

I think if I went, I'd go for the "B" level games (sweden finland) or maybe Even "C" level and avoid going to the canada US or Russia games. 

That's what I did when the Olympics were here. Friend, dad, and I got to see that awesome Slovakia/Russia game that ended with Pavol Demitra ending it in the 7th round of a shootout. Just watched the ending again and I remember that shootout attempt like it was yesterday. Getting emotional, man. Demo was rad.

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I liked the world juniors before they became a massive cash cow for Hockey Canada and TSN. The tournament should be played in junior hockey areas, and not in NHL arenas with NHL ticket prices.

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Then why are you listening to "Roots (World Junior Song)" by The Reklaws© while making that post?!

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Las Vegas have purchased the AHL franchise membership from San Antonio and will almost certainly move the Rampage to Henderson, NV at the conclusion of the season.

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So I guess all Sabres talk has to go here???

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Happy 40th anniversary for the greatest hockey game in US history

 

Hopefully it isn't removed from Youtube by the time you see it 

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So I traveled to Springfield for the game vs Hartford this afternoon and things got a LITTLE out of hand:

I think between coming off the bench and abuse of official penalties I think 4 guys are facing at least 10 game bans.

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