It’s that time of year when most NHL general managers are making decisions on which burgeoning young talent to call-up for the playoffs, or they’re busy preparing for the draft in June. Former Canucks GM and the current Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dave Nonis, has another task to take care of this spring… building Canada’s squad for the IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia. You might think that should be a fairly simple task – just grabbing the best available NHL players whose teams didn’t qualify for the postseason. As you’ll see in this super top secret Houses of the Hockey exclusive footage, comprising a roster of leftovers ain’t easy.

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