Marner, Nylander advance to Sunday’s IIHF World Championship Final

Remember the 2016 World Juniors, where Mitch Marner and William Nylander were supposed to put on a show, then some dude messed up Willie pretty bad on like his second shift and Canada bowed out to Finland?

Tbh that was pretty garbage and sad. It’s fun to have a friendly rivalry… BUT it gets better.

For the first time that I’m aware of, William Nylander and Mitch Marner will face off against each other in a competitive hockey game, in the IIHF World Championship Final.

Canada made it there with a 4-2 comeback over the Russians earlier today, while Sweden had a bit of an easier road with a 4-1 win over the rival Finnish squad.

Marner didn’t pick up a point in Canada’s effort, which saw the local boys pick up four goals in the third period after being down 2-0.

Sweden, meanwhile, picked up the game’s first goal and the final three in what was a resounding win over their rivals.

Good hockey boy William Nylander made the game 3-1 with this slick little marker:

He also picked up an assist on the 2-1 goal though it was unspectacular as it was simply a faceoff win.

See you Sunday at 2:45* pm (not 2 as originally written). The game is being shown on TSN.

What’s your predictions for the final? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • getrdone

    I was really looking forward to the game, but it appears we will not be around a TV and no pvr(I would not know how to run one). Will just have to read about it. If Canada can handle Baxtrom then Nylander will be less effective.

  • smalls96

    I’m hoping Nylander and Sweden get it done, and I think they will. They’re Defense and Goaltending is just so much better than Canada’s and they have the most dominant line. 3-1 final score

  • CMpuck

    Hfboards reported that we’re packaging Nylander and Marner for Mason and Vatanen. Leafs could have the 18th best blueline in the league and all they give up is the best young offense in the league. Internet 🙂