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Friday's Dump and Chase: Happy Boxing Day

It's Boxing Day in Canada which means basically nothing to most of us here in the U.S. of A. So have a happy Friday? Oh, the World Juniors start today and hockey is on again.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

World Juniors 2015: United States team preview | Habs Eyes On The Prize
Great Team USA primer by Habs Eyes on the Prize.

Finland faces challenge in bid for World Junior Championship repeat | NHL
Finland looks to win back-to-back gold medals at the 2015 World Junior Championship, with Canada and the United States its challengers in Group A.

Canada set open World Juniors against Slovakia | TSN
The lesser North American team takes the ice against Slovakia today. The full schedule can be found here.

Wayne Gretzky never thought he would make this team | CBC Sports
Montreal hosted the world junior hockey championships last in 1978. Canada sent its 1st ever all-star team. And didn't win. This is a fun article if you enjoy longform.

Steve Tambellini's Spengler Cup story spans generations | CBC Sports
Steve Tambellini's father played for Canada's Spengler Cup team in the mid-1960s, and now his son Jeff will represent Canada in Davos, Switzerland. Rick Nash and Joe Thornton have also won a Spengler Cup for Davos.

San Jose Sharks forward John Scott handed four-game suspension | NHL
ICYMI from Wednesday. Please suspend him forever, Santa. Love, a Sharks fan.

Blackhawks' Erixon 'pretty pumped' for 2nd chance at Winter Classic | theScore
He will get sent down New Years Eve.

Post 2 Post: The shootout mentality | TSN
Is there really a large amount of NHL fans who would rather see a shootout than a tie? I feel like that's a sentiment among casual fans. I have no qualms with games ending in tie.