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Bruce Peter

  • joined Mar 01, 2010
  • last login Sep 01, 2014
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To put it simply, Bruce Peter is a hockey fan from Sasaktoon, Saskatchewan who has an interest in the game beyond the NHL. Since 2010, he's been covering issues surrounding the international game, European professional leagues and junior hockey for SB Nation at Puck Worlds. In early 2010, he covered IIHF World Junior Championships in Saskatoon for Puck Daddy, which gave him an added desire to cover the global outreachs of the game. In late 2012, he moved to Melbourne, Australia and continues to follow the game from one of hockey's lesser developed nations.

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Finland, Canada win big to open WJC

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The first day of the World Juniors lived up to expectations with big wins for medal contenders Finland and Canada. But how they played in those wins showed two completely different teams.

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Czechs turn to stars, hope for improvement

The Czechs made the quarterfinals last year for the first time in 3 years at the World Juniors, and this year's team looks stronger up front than a year ago thanks to a talented group of forwards....

Don't call it a comeback: USA seeks gold, revenge

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The Americans were embarrassed at the 2012 World Juniors, finishing a shocking seventh place. The country looks to rebound this year, and aren't going to be happy with a result that is more...

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Underdog Latvia looks to surprise

Latvia's a small country that is higher on the international hockey ladder than they frankly should be, and look to continue hanging with the big boys at this year's World Juniors in Russia. Can...

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Russia digs for gold at home

Russia hasn't had a lot of success in international hockey tournaments on home ice, but are loaded with talent for this year's IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Can Grigorenko, Kucherov and...

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Experienced Finns hope to end medal drought

Finland has probably the most unheralded team at the IIHF World Juniors this year, bringing back several returning players and boasting one of the top young players in the world in Alexander Barkov.

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Slovaks will struggle to reach quarterfinals

Two of Slovakia's best players are out with major injuries, and the country doesn't have the depth to replace them. Is this a disaster in the making for the longtime hockey power?

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Without stars, Swiss look to advance past prelims

The Swiss have had a run of top players on their national teams in recent years, but this year's team is much more anonymous. That doesn't mean they're completely without talent, though. Here's an...

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Star-studded Canada looks to regain WJC gold

With no NHL season in the way, Canada can send their absolute best to the 2013 WJCs. And for that reason, optimism is high that the dominant force of the tournament will return to the top of the...

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Germany just wants a win

Germany has been a 'yo-yo' nation at the U20 World Juniors, constantly going from the championship group to the Division 1 level on an annual basis.

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Sweden has uphill climb to defend gold

Missing three of their top teenaged talents, Sweden will be relying on its depth at forward as well as the presence of a strong goaltender to defend their World Junior gold medal this year in Ufa,...

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Sweden leads junior hockey world

Over the past four years, no country has been more decorated at the junior hockey levels than Sweden. See how they rank compared to the other top nations of junior hockey in this world ranking,...

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CBA deal could decimate Canada at WJC

While the NHL and NHLPA come closer to reaching a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, several national federations could see their top U20 talent removed from the world's top junior hockey...

Why A Saskatchewan Kid Became a Habs Fan

For as long as I remember, I've been a Montreal Canadiens fan. And as my childhood went from idyllic to frustrating, my identity as it related to the Canadiens gave me my own unique fan experience.

Montreal's Secondary Scoring in 2011-12

Montreal struggled with finding secondary sources of offence from their forwards in 2011-12 behind Cole and Pacioretty. Here are the players that played in Montreal that provided those roles, or at...

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Long shot hockey nations take shot at Sochi 2014

Countries like Hungary, Japan and Ukraine don't usually bring up thoughts of Olympic hockey, but those three nations will host tournaments this weekend to try and make it to Sochi 2014.

An Open Letter to Geoff Molson

It's time for the Canadiens ownership to use their muscle and bring hockey back to the fans of Montreal and other teams by starting a new league, something the Canadiens have experience in doing.

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Could a convicted fraudster be behind the CHLPA?

A report from TVA Sports has implied that top CHLPA official Derek Clarke is in fact Randy Gumbley, a convicted fraudster who used to run a junior hockey club in Toronto.

Pacioretty, Cole Lead Habs Forwards

The further we look into the 2011-12 NHL season, the more obvious it becomes that Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole led the way for the Canadiens forwards across the board. So where did that place them...

Top 25 Under 25: #3 Alex Galchenyuk

Alex Galchenyuk played all of eight OHL and four international games during his draft year, but the Canadiens still picked him 3rd overall. That's also where he lands on our Top 25 Canadiens Under...

Top 25 Under 25: #7 Brendan Gallagher

Brendan Gallagher may be small in stature, but he's climbing prospect rankings across the league at an incredible pace. He's now up to #7 on our Top 25 Canadiens Under 25.

Top 25 Under 25: #9 Danny Kristo

Now 22 years old, American winger Danny Kristo has been making Canadiens fans wait for a closer look quite a while now. Will the wait be worth it?

Top 25 Under 25: #16 Dalton Thrower

Dalton Thrower, fresh off being drafted 51st overall in 2012, makes his debut on EOTP's Top 25 Under 25 at #16. The tough, all-round defender has a lot to like about his game, but might be too...

Top 25 Under 25: #17 Mac Bennett

Mac Bennett has the skills to succeed as a professional player like his uncles and grandfather did, but does he have the vision and defensive game to make it to the NHL?

Top 25 Under 25: #21 Darren Dietz

A year after being drafted, former 5th round pick Darren Dietz is starting to earn a name for himself within the Canadiens prospect pool.

EOTP Presents the 2012 Top 25 Under 25

It's August, and therefore it is time for Eyes on the Prize to reveal our new Top 25 Under 25. Here we list the players that are under consideration, as well as introduce the panel that put this...

Top 25 Under 25: No Longer Young

In our second preview of the 2012 edition of the EOTP Top 25 Under 25, we take a look at the three players who are now 25 years old that graduated from last year's ranking. The list includes the...

Top 25 Under 25: The Departed

It's August, which means we at Eyes on the Prize are focusing in on the Canadiens' top players under the age of 25. Before we start, we'll look at the players that were considered last year but...

Montreal Signs Alex Galchenyuk to Entry Level Contract

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The Canadiens have signed 3rd overall 2012 draft pick Alex Galchenyuk to a three year rookie contract. Now, will he make the team in 2012-13?

Philadelphia Sabotages Shea Weber Trade with Offer Sheet

With the Philadelphia Flyers signing Shea Weber to a massive 14 year offer sheet worth north of $100m, Paul Holmgren ended any possibility that Weber would be traded to a fellow Stanley Cup...

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