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Yes, yes, we all know the tiny children will be flailing about in Canada to win hockey glory, but what if you want to watch Ben Scrivens in goal?

Ben Scrivens will actually be playing for Dinamo Minsk, not Team Canada
Ben Scrivens will actually be playing for Dinamo Minsk, not Team Canada
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Happy Boxing Day, or stat-holiday-after-Christmas, or, for a few unfortunates... it's just Monday, get to work.

There will be World Juniors coverage galore on PPP starting at 9:00 am, which means I am here to cover all the exciting non-Juniors hockey news that happened yesterday....

Exclusive: Ruggiero claims it is "immensely important" for NHL players to participate at Pyeongchang 2018
"At the end of the day, the Olympics will happen either way, but from a hockey perspective it would be different,"

And that's pretty much it.

Moving on.

Spengler Cup

As elseldo has already reminded everyone, Spengler Cup action begins today in Davos!  One advantage of the World Juniors being in North America this year is that you can start your day with the Spengler Cup at 9 am and just keep watching live hockey all day.

When: December 26 - 31

Times: 9:00 am  and 2:00 pm EST each day, with the exception of the final which starts at 6:00 am EST

Broadcast: Live on TSN5,  (except the final on TSN 4),  TSNGo, the official Spengler Cup Youtube channel (streams live outside Canada, Switzerland, Mexico and the USA)

Game 1

Who: HC Lugano vs Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg

When: 9:00 am EST

Game 2

Who: HK Dinamo Minsk vs Team Canada

When: 2:00 pm EST

Team Canada Roster

Forwards: Gregory Campbell, Chris DiDomenico, Andrew Ebbett, Cory Emmerton, Colby Genoway, Dustin Jeffrey, Mark Katic, David McIntyre, Jacob Micflikier, Francis Pare, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Mason Raymond, James Sheppard, Nick Spaling

Defence: Mark Flood, Chay Genoway, Brandon Gormley, Shaun Heshka, Shaone Morrisonn, Maxim Noreau, Blake Parlett, Daniel Vukovic

Goaltenders: Jordon Cooke, Zach Fucale, Drew MacIntyre

(while there are several former Leafs on this team exactly one player from elseldo's proposed Team Maple Leaf - Nick Spaling - appears)