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Best or bust: Canada enters another WJC with a gold-or-go-home outlook, but the perennial favorites need to find a go-to goalie.
Team USA offers a nightmare scenario for opponents: scoring punch up front, standouts on the blueline and the best under-20 goalie in the world.
The future Edmonton Oilers blueline staple chose to develop against men. It’s a decision he thinks will pay off at the WJC.
With a year of WJC experience under his belt, the Vancouver Canucks prospect is ready to lead.
With a handful of NHL games already under his belt, the Jets’ Heiskanen-type will be key to the Finns’ repeat bid.
Buffalo Sabres prospect brings a rare mix of offensive output and pest to the WJC host squad.
The Swiss will be without a few of their top talents, but that doesn't mean they can't sneak up on the opposition.
The Slovaks have to hope Samuel Hlavaj's shoulders can be awfully broad at the World Junior Championship. Any chance the team has as making noise comes down to goaltending.
No one expecting Germany to finish atop the podium, but the world junior outfit might have enough talent to hang in games and even deliver a surprise or two along the way.
Kazakhstan was the talk of the tournament, the lovable underdog, at the 2018 World Junior Championship. But the good times might stop rolling when the 2019 tournament comes around.
With the World Junior Championship on the horizon, each of the league's 31 teams will be sending a prospect or two to the tournament. Here's who to watch.
The teenaged stars on the ice are the ones in the spotlight, but don’t ignore the impact a coach has in determining a nation’s fate.
If you can’t get enough WJC action, keep an eye on these prospects at the Div. I-A tourney.
Will it have a KHL ending? It’s on high alert once again as the 36-year-old struggles to keep up in NHL.
A growing emphasis on stick-on-puck defense, faster players and new rules has resulted in 10-year low in body blows. Hitting isn’t dead, but it is experiencing shrinkage.
Carlson is the early Norris Trophy favorite after getting off to the best start of his career. But don’t discount Hedman. He can do it all – and do it very well.
For Josh Morrissey, what goes on between the ears has always been as important as what goes on between the boards.
Those who haven’t watched Tyler Bertuzzi closely sell him short. A 30-goal season should put a stop to that.
Even more than jerseys, crests represent what NHL teams stand for. That’s why we should hold them to a high standard.