Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins speaks at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton Alta. before preparing to skate at the Canadian junior hockey team's selection camp this week. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)
But only for a limited time.
Where last year at this time, this city was buzzing with anticipation over the arrival of kids who were about to capture our attention for three weeks, this year's visit to Calgary by Canada's world juniors will be a short-lived one.