With no NHL hockey for the last three days, there will a full slate of games on the schedule today. Here is the top hockey news for Wednesday, December 27. Today’s stories feature the passing of Johnny Bower, Team USA dominates in opening game, Canadian offense overpowers Finland, Sweden outlasts Belarus, Winnipeg’s new approach has clearly paid dividends, Columbus loses two key players, and Respect for Corey Crawford.
Top Hockey News Of The Day Wednesday, December 27
The entire hockey world is mourning the loss of a true legend. On Tuesday night, former Maple Leafs goalie passed away at the age of 93.
Legends forever. pic.twitter.com/IuLpDAnCDl
— BarDown (@BarDown) December 27, 2017
Team USA is looking to win back-to-back gold medals at the World Juniors for the first time in history. Things got off to good start as Team USA dominated Denmark in their opening game.
Another team favorite to win World Junior gold is Team Canada. In their opening game, Canada overpowers Finland with no star power in their lineup.
Coming into the tournament, Team Sweden had one of the more potent offenses in the tournament. That was on display Tuesday as Team Sweden outlasts Belarus.
For the Winnipeg Jets, the use of video replay has been a vital piece to their success. Winnipeg’s coaching staff has found a way to challenge calls on the ice at the right time to swing momentum in games.
Injuries are plaguing the Columbus Blue Jackets at the wrong. Cam Atkinson and Alex Wennberg are both out out of the lineup for four to six weeks.
The only reason the Chicago Blackhawks have any chance of sniffing the playoffs is because of Corey Crawford. Unfortunately for Crawford he is not getting the respect he deserves.