Introduction The World Junior Championships came to a bittersweet end for American New Jersey Devils fans. The United States was defeated by Finland in the gold medal game. However, throughout the tournament most of the Devils prospects shined. Another benefit from the tournament is the prospects whom the Devils may have a shot at drafting
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Not only does Christmastime bring joy and cheer, it also brings the World Junior Hockey Championships. This year, 10 different countries will compete in two separate divisions in Vancouver, BC. The preliminary round games will start today, December 26th, and the playoffs will start on January 2nd. You can find the full schedule and TV listings at this link: https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-network-wjc-schedule. All games listed will be on NHL NETWORK.
Follow me on Twitter When looking at prospects from across the Atlantic, there are many factors one must consider. The European rink size is one variable that is brought up as a concern about European skaters. NHL scouts sometimes wonder how players will translate to North America, where they will have less room to maneuver
Follow me on Twitter @SammySTL5 There are many aspects an NHL scouting department has to consider when selecting a player, with size, skill level, and production all being key areas. Then there are the off-ice matters that must be considered. One factor that has always been prevalent is the “Russian factor”—fear that Russian-born players will