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Bad news for Team Canada!

A weaker roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship?

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Team Canada easily won their exhibit game tonight against the Czech Republic by a score of 8-0, their last game before the official roster announcement.

According to Bob McKenzie, Hockey Canada contacted a few NHL teams today and got formal rejections from Arizona, Toronto, New-York (Islanders) and Philadelphia. 

The only eligible players currently playing in the NHL are: Jakob Chychrun, Lawson Crouse, Mitch Marner, Anthony Beauvillier, Travis Konecny and Connor McDavid. Again, according to Bob McKenzie, Hockey Canada didn't even try to reach the Edmonton Oilers for a loan and it's easy to figure out why.

Dylan Strome, Julien Gauthier, Thomas Chabot, Matthew Barzal and Mitchell Stephens are the only players remaining from last year's edition.