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Bruins prospect earns prestigious WJC post

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08:29 AM ET 12.26 | On Tuesday, Hockey Canada named Malcolm Subban as its starting goaltender at the IIHF World Junior Championship, which opened Wednesday for Canada with a 9-3 win. [Owen Sound] Attack goalie Jordan Binnington will back him up. Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, is a six-foot-two, 201-pound native of Toronto. He was in net for Canada in this year's summer series against the Russians, going 2-0 in the four-game set. He's got a sparkling 2.17 goals-against average and .932 save percentage with the [Belleville Bulls] this year with a 15-7-3 record. The 19-year-old stopped 19 shots in Canada's 3-2 exhibition loss to Finland Thursday. Saginaw Spirit netminder Jake Paterson is the team's alternate goalie.

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December 26, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Malcolm in the Net.

December 26, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Be nice to see how he looks in the NHL.

If there is an NHL.

December 26, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Be nice to see how he looks in the NHL.If there is an NHL.

It's gone from anger to apathy, nobody I know cares anymore. If corporations don't renew their "give away" season tickets which make up most of the league revenue, the NHL is dead. The average fan won't pay hundreds of dollars for a seat in the rafters and overpriced bad beer.

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December 26, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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It's gone from anger to apathy, nobody I know cares anymore. If corporations don't renew their "give away" season tickets which make up most of the league revenue, the NHL is dead. The average fan won't pay hundreds of dollars for a seat in the rafters and overpriced bad beer.

I think you're right on. I had season tix (which I personally paid for) for 26 years in Washington. Friends of mine who have had them for 38 years now tell me they are dropping them next year. The idiocy of BOTH sides is mind-numbing. Bettman does the bidding of a core of give-no-quarter, share-no-revenue nitwits who haven't wanted change since the crank starter was eliminated on autos. Fehr has to prove how tough he is every 23 minutes. Phooey on 'em all. As I've said before I'm enjoying AHL hockey, scholastic hockey.............and it doesn't cost me a fortune.

December 26, 2012  11:21 AM ET

"Bruins prospect earns WJC post"

Prestigious? I don't get it. Why is this prestigious? I suppose, in the minds of the CBC, any Bruins prospect who earns a spot in the WJC is .... prestigious, whereas a Leafs or Habs prospect is an automatic shoe in for the job. No prestige necessary.

December 26, 2012  11:26 AM ET
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Be nice to see how he looks in the NHL. If there is an NHL.

Like his brother, he'd look a few shades darker than 99% of the players he'd be playing with and against in the NHL. A very visible member of a very small minority. Hockey, more than all the other major sports, is still a white man's game. Change's been way too slow in coming.

December 26, 2012  12:01 PM ET

Subban is inconsistent at best. He had one of the worst camps on record he is unable to make the most easier save. He should have been one of the cuts for Team Canada!

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December 26, 2012  12:52 PM ET

I thought Binnington looked better every step of the way personally.... Won't surprise me if the roles are reversed by the end of the tourney. Regardless of Subbans numbers and the games he played previously it comes down to who is better at the very moment.... And right now thats been Binnington.

December 26, 2012  01:51 PM ET
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If a players got skill he's gonna make it in the Show..doesnt matter what color he is.

Only if they can survive the hell they're put through as they try to work their way up through the system. We kid ourselves if we think it's a level playing field for minorities. It isn't. It's better than it was a decade ago but far from where it should be.

 
December 26, 2012  01:53 PM ET
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I thought Binnington looked better every step of the way personally.... Won't surprise me if the roles are reversed by the end of the tourney. Regardless of Subbans numbers and the games he played previously it comes down to who is better at the very moment.... And right now thats been Binnington.

Agreed.

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