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Auston Matthews, Max Domi make Coyotes connection to world juniors

While they have their own busy schedules to manage, the Leafs' Auston Matthews and the Coyotes' Max Domi are still watching the next generation of NHLers at the world juniors. Is Arizona at the centre of the hockey world?

Sometimes the simplest tweets say the most

Arizona native Auston Matthews and Coyotes forward Max Domi tweeted congrats for their respective world junior teams. (The Canadian Press)

A Canada vs. U.S. world juniors matchup is classic. Gold medal game? That's even better.

Something that's not-so-classic is Arizona's apparent connection to the tournament. 

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie of the month for December, Auston Matthews, was all about the U.S.-Russia semifinal. The Arizona native tweeted his pleasure with one Team USA forward who managed to score three shootout goals in the team's 4-3 win.

Is a new bromance in the works?

Meanwhile, Arizona forward Domi had his eyes on Canada. The Coyotes left winger shared a similar affectionate tweet with Team Canada captain Dylan Strome after he scored in the team's 5-2 defeat of Sweden. 

With Strome also being a Coyotes prospect, the desert state of Arizona seems oddly at the centre of the hockey universe. Who knew? (Certainly not Jerry Moyes.)

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