World junior notes: Bronze would be better than nothing

Canada's players stand on the ice after being defeated by the U.S. in their semifinal game at the...

Canada's players stand on the ice after being defeated by the U.S. in their semifinal game at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia, on Jan. 3, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:52 PM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - Time to play for nothing.

The Canadians realize that winning gold at the world junior championship isn't theirs to do by right, as they have been saying.

But with that, the idea that it's "gold or nothing" at the world junior should be put to bed. Head coach Steve Spott used those words back on Dec. 4 when the roster for the selection camp was announced, not the first time Hockey Canada officials used that term.


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