U-18 WJC Day 3 games
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04-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Almost all of the young stars in NHL are canadian, look at rookie scoring the last couple of years and it's obvious that Canada is in a good place. In a short tournament like wjc , theres a couple of other countries that can win. Looking at the big picture it's clear that Canada is miles ahead of the rest of the pack though and so they should be with the amount of junior players and resources they got.
The competition is getting a bit better though
USA is doing fine, but should perhaps be able to produce more top-10 draftpicks. Sweden is doing alright, Finland is getting on the right track again after some so-so years. Russia is finally climbing back to it's rightful place as one of the main producers of high end talent. Czech rep. and Slovakia should be able to do better, and probably will. Countries like Switzerland and Germany will likely see a increase in NHL-players, especially Switzerland seems to have a pretty bright future ahead of them.
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