Hockey Unfiltered with Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell
Comprehensive coverage of the greatest game in the world, by Ken Campbell.
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  • 'I've never seen anything like this'
    01 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    The Russian junior team was kicked off its flight from Calgary to Frankfurt on New Year’s Eve. One of the passengers on the Air Canada flight from Calgary to Frankfurt that booted both the Russian and...
  • How I'd fix the World Juniors competitive balance problem
    31 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 6 1
    Lucas Thaler and the Austrians were badly overmatched in this year’s WJC, just as they were last year and likely will be next year. So, I received a lot of feedback when I tweeted a quote from Team Ca...
  • WJC cancelled. What happened? What's next?
    30 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    If the rescheduled World Junior Championship starts from scratch, will Connor Bedard’s four-goal game go down in the record books? If you’re searching for a shred of optimism in a hockey landscape tha...
  • Connor Bedard: Four score and 16 years ago
    29 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Connor Bedard had 12 shots in Canada’s game against Austria. Think about that. Twelve shots. Prior to the World Junior Championship, Team Canada coach Dave Cameron was asked what Connor Bedard would h...
  • It's far from perfect, but it's all we've got
    29 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 8 1
    Sean Day was once exceptional, then later, not so much. And because of the havoc COVID has played with NHL rosters, he’s now in the NHL. Exceptional times call for exceptional players. And that’s why ...
  • Ontario ready to host Women's U18 Worlds
    27 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hockey Canada managed to move the World Women’s Championship to Calgary last summer. Can it take on the World Women’s U18 Championship? From the Department of Bold Predictions One Can Take to the Bank...
  • Will WJC be Bedard vs. Michkov: Part II?
    26 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    (Note to Readers: The previous piece that was sent out had a typo in the headline. Please accept my apologies. I attribute it to a turkey and egg nog-induced haze.) Connor Bedard won a gold medal at t...
  • Will World Juniors be Bedard vs. Michkov: Part II?
    26 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Connor Bedard won a gold medal at the World Under-18 Championship, while Matvei Michkov was named MVP of the tournament. When we last saw Connor Bedard and Matvei Michkov on the international stage, t...
  • Neutral-Zone Crap: Owen Power 'a no-brainer' for Canada's Olympic team
    24 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    Owen Power starred for Canada at the World Championship last summer. When Cale Makar was a freshman at U-Mass Amherst in 2017-18, he was faced with a vexing decision. After helping Canada to gold at t...
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