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We love hockey. Jack Johnson Blue Jackets Jersey . We love watching hockey. Over the years Ive been fortunate enough to watch games of varying levels, with different age groups in different places. And whats always struck me is the excitement surrounding these games. So Ive compiled a bucket list of places - and the games and events that take place there - where one can watch hockey in a manner that is unique. 1. Spengler Cup/Davos, Switzerland - Spectacular setting in the Swiss Alps where the confluence of hockey, holiday revelry and skiing come together to create a magnificent tourney. Hosted by HC Davos, it brings club teams from around Europe and a Canadian National Team together to compete in a highly competitive event that culminates with the championship game on New Years Eve. 2. The Beanpot/Boston, Mass. - Dont call it the unofficial championship for the Major College hockey teams of Boston, because the school that wins gets official bragging rights as the best in Boston. Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University and Boston College are separated by approximately five miles from one to another. The atmosphere at the games is one of the best in all of hockey. 3. Minnesota State High School Tourney/St. Paul, MN - The State of Minnesota is split into eight conferences for purposes of high school hockey. Teams winning their conference come to St. Paul to participate in the State Championship. It consists of two tiers of eight teams each and the list of prominent Minnesota hockey players to participate includes Neal Broten, Mike Ramsay and Jamie Langenbrunner. Herb Brooks won the championship as a player in 1955 and ironically began his post Olympic coaching career with HC Davos. The school pride and spirit is one of the best in all of high school sports in the USA. 4. Quebec Pee Wee Tourney/Quebec City, PQ - Watching future NHL stars at the ages of 11 and 12 may not be so evident but it is a glimpse into the future. Teams and players from all over the world come to participate. Hall-of-Famers Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, Marcel Dionne and Mike Modano have all played there and it takes place during the annual Carnaval de Quebec. A true celebration of all things winter with snow sculptures, Bonhomme and a living replica of the snowmen that enchanted the children of Québec City for generations. 5. Yost Ice Arena/Ann Arbor, MI - The atmosphere in Yost (which was built in 1923 and has been home to the Michigan Wolverines hockey team since 1973), is one of the most vibrant in all of college hockey. The student section is creative and their chants are legendary for poking fun at opponents, especially the goalies who - after allowing a goal - hear what a sieve they are. Theyre the extra attacker for their beloved Wolverines. 6. Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens - These two teams have faced off against one another more than any team in NHL history. It doesnt matter the year, their epic battles are legendary and have included some of the greatest players in NHL history in some of the greatest games and playoff series ever played. The 2016 NHL Winter Classic will be played in New England at Gillette Stadium which will add another chapter in the storied rivalry. 7. Hovet Arena/Stockholm, Sweden - Shared home to the Swedish teams Djurgarden and AIK, it is anything but cordial when these two historic rivals face off against one another. In recent years, there hasnt been much because of the teams being in different leagues due to relegation. But when they have played, the designated visitor for that particular game has no sense of home (because the home team has the tickets). Fans dressed in their teams colours, chanting and waving the team flag throughout the game creates a vibrant atmosphere. 8. OHL Cup/Toronto, Ontario - Ontario produces more NHL players than any other region in the world. The minor midget season in Ontario is capped by a week-long event that culminates with one team being crowned OHL Cup champions. And its another preview of things to come as far as NHL future stars go. Connor McDavid played as a 15-year-old in 2012 before being granted exceptional status, but his Toronto Marlies team fell in the final to a Mississauga Rebels team led by future St. Louis Blues first-rounder Robby Fabbri. It was the second time in three years the Rebels won (Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames leading the way in 2010). 9. Flood-Marr Holiday Tournament/Boston, MA - The tournament - co-hosted by Milton Academy and Noble & Greenough School - just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Its named after long time coaches at both schools and brings together eight private schools from the New England area. The games are lined with parents and students and the concession stands offer homemade chowder and baked goods. On a cold, brisk day, its the perfect offering. 10. TV-pucken/Sweden - TV-pucken is a tournament for 15-year-olds created by one of Swedens great players, Sven (Tumba) Johansson. It is so named because originally all the games were on TV (Now only the championship is broadcast). Twenty-four district teams in Sweden play in four groups with the top two teams in each group moving to the championship round played in one of the districts on a rotating basis. Grads include Peter Forsberg, Markus Naslund and Gustav Nyquist. Sam Gagner Blue Jackets Jersey Authentic . The game got off to a less-than-ideal start for the Jets as Oliver Ekman-Larsson found a wide open net from the slot and opened the scoring for the Coyotes a lead in the first period, but Olli Jokinen answered back just over half a minute later. Pierre-Luc Dubois Blue Jackets Jersey Authentic . Here is a look at all the moves through the first week of NHL Free Agency. The most significant deals will get the full Numbers Game column treatment, like these:Briere-for-Parenteau trade. .Y. -- Cory Schneider has to make the most of his opportunities to guard the New Jersey Devils net to earn more playing time.Brendan Taman still has plenty on his plate less than three weeks before the start of CFL free agency.The Saskatchewan GM has signed four pending free agents — including starting defensive linemen Tearrius George and Canadian Ricky Foley — but still has 19 players slated to hit the open market at noon ET on Feb. 10. That includes slotback Weston Dressler, offensive lineman Ben Heenan and safety Tyron Brackenridge, all major contributors to the Roughriders 2013 Grey Cup-winning team.Taman is hopeful he can re-sign one of those players before the deadline, possibly two. But Taman doesnt believe hell get all three before then because Heenan, a 24-year-old Regina native, has attracted significant NFL interest and Taman expects the six-foot-four, 310-pound tackle to test free agency.Two would be nice and one would be acceptable, I think, but theres a chance it could be zero, Taman said during a telephone interview Thursday. It all depends on how the whole business side works out in the next two weeks of negotiations.Were not going to get every guy back, we know that. Were just trying to minimize the hits on how many we lose and who it is.According to the CFL website, 30 of the 136 potential free agents have re-signed with their clubs. Nine have been released outright, with Toronto Argonauts cornerback Kalil Carter and Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Shawn Lemon going on to sign NFL deals with Minnesota and Pittsburgh, respectively.On Thursday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers released linebacker Ian Wild so he could pursue NFL opportunities.Montreal receiver Duron Carter (75 catches, 1,030 yards, seven TDs) and Hamilton all-star cornerback Delvin Breaux are among the remaining 97 pending free agents but both have worked out for multiple NFL clubs and are expected to sign in the U.S. Also garnering interest south of the border is Calgary centre Brett Jones, the leagues top lineman in 2014 whose CFL deal also expires next month.Saskatchewan leads the CFL with its 19 pending free agents. Taman said the Riders and Brackenridges camp have narrowed the gap in their talks but another factor in the process is determining how Brackenridge fits into new defensive co-ordinator Greg Quicks scheme.The six-foot, 189-pound Brackenridge had 64 tackles and three interceptions last season after earning CFL all-star honourrs in 13 . Brandon Saad Blue Jackets Jersey Authentic. Taman said the Riders have made the 29-year-old Dressler a contract offer his representatives are currently mulling over. The five-foot-seven, 179-pound native of Bismarck, N.D., has spent his entire seven-year CFL career in Saskatchewan and the five-time 1,000-yard receiver is a huge fan favourite.Dressler had 27 catches for 320 yards and a TD last season, rejoining the Riders after being released by the NFLs Kansas City Chiefs.Weve made an offer, theyre going to sit on it for a while and take their time to go over their strategy and plan things out, Taman said. At the end of the day theyll let me know where theyre at but weve thrown it out at them.I think every year we go through this, we have two or three guys that are pretty significant guys who can hit the market. Some weve kept, some we havent and this year is no different. If we lose all three, we just have to move on and figure out how to win games without them. Were hoping we dont get to that point with all three of them but if we do, we do.Another interesting potential free agent is running back Jerome Messam. The 29-year-old Toronto native, who grew up in Brampton, Ont., averaged a solid 5.5 yards per carry last season but only had 70 rushing attempts.The six-foot-three, 245-pound Messam was the CFLs top Canadian in 2011 when he ran for 1,057 yards with Edmonton. He has rushed for 1,115 yards the last three seasons combined with the Eskimos, Montreal and Saskatchewan but has averaged a solid 4.8 yards per carry.Last year, the Riders used multiple running backs as Anthony Allen rushed for a team-high 930 yards. Will Ford (452 yards), Messam and Hugh Charles (86 yards) also saw action in former offensive co-ordinator George Cortezs scheme.Fortunately for Saskatchewan, new offensive co-ordinator Jacques Chapdelaine is familiar with Messam from their days together with the B.C. Lions.Jerome is a talented kid and hes Canadian, Taman said. Hes got a lot of value but some teams might think that to.When he did play significant time I thought he did pretty well but there were reasons why he didnt play in the other games. Thats obviously a coaching thing weve got to sort through.Jacques has some familiarity with him from B.C. so I think theres some comfort there but again its up to me to try and get him back. 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