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Lockout complicates World Junior selection

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08:24 AM ET 12.11 | In advance of the IIHF World Junior Championship, team execs have another reason to curse the lockout. The National Hockey League cancelled another 104 regular season games on Monday, continuing the lockout through Dec. 30. So, how does that change Team Canada's selection process, you ask? "Our plan from Day 1 has been to pick the 23 guys we think will best represent our country and we can't change that," said head coach Steve Spott on Monday. ... "You don't want to have to use a Plan B, but ultimately, sure, I've got enough steno pads on the go to keep anybody busy. We've got Roster A, B and C." ... Spott said there's a chance they could recall players they cut should the NHL and the NHLPA suddenly strike a deal.

Calgary Herald

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December 11, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Nice problem to have.

Here's an idea...how about a series of exhibition games between the Junions and, oh I dunno, the Leafs?

December 11, 2012  09:07 AM ET

See Spott talk. Talk Spott, talk.

December 11, 2012  09:41 AM ET

The "NUGE"

December 11, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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The "NUGE"

WINK WINK

December 11, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Have the clowns with the Senators allowed Mika Zibanejad to play for Sweden yet?

December 11, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Zzzzzzz........

December 11, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Zzzzzzz........

That's right Hank, Zibanejad starts with Zzzzzz...

December 11, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Cant wait. Thats some of the best hockey you will ever see....anywhere anytime...give it a try Hank!!!

December 11, 2012  11:00 AM ET

Absotively, positutely could not give a flying one.

Kids...

December 11, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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Absotively, positutely could not give a flying one.Kids...

Future NHL Stars playing pressure cooker Hockey for the love of the game and Country....who the heck would watch that ?

December 11, 2012  11:10 AM ET
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Have the clowns with the Senators allowed Mika Zibanejad to play for Sweden yet?

Lets seriously frickin hope so !!!

December 11, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Future NHL Stars playing pressure cooker Hockey for the love of the game and Country....who the heck would watch that ?

Some of the best hockey I watch every year.

December 11, 2012  11:16 AM ET
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Lets seriously frickin hope so !!!

"Not likely", says Murray.

Not easily but he shaid it.

December 11, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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"Not likely", says Murray.Not easily but he shaid it.

Sheesh !

December 11, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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Future NHL Stars playing pressure cooker Hockey for the love of the game and Country....who the heck would watch that ?

Many future NHL duds as well.

Love of game and country.... Sheesh.... Have they ever got you sucked in.

They are playing to get contracts.

December 11, 2012  11:37 AM ET
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Some of the best hockey I watch every year.

I hear the road hockey game down the street is intense too.

December 11, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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I hear the road hockey game down the street is intense too.

No, it's outdoors.

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December 11, 2012  04:09 PM ET
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Cant wait. Thats some of the best hockey you will ever see....anywhere anytime...give it a try Hank!!!

Easily the best hockey ive ever watched.... the nhl doesnt hold a candle to it

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