This article was inspired by a tweet from Shawn Simpson. This is the kind of excitement that the 2022 World Junior Championship is bringing, and it’s early.
Having seen both players and how they interact with their teams. Here’s what I have to say about this.
First off, hat trick aside, and
Owen Power – Defense – Michigan - NCAA
Matty Beniers – Center – Michigan - NCAA
Brandt Clarke – Defense – Barrie - OHL
William Eklund - Left Wing – Djurgarden - SHL
Dylan Guenther – Right Wing - Edmonton - WHL
Simon Edvinsson – Defense - Frolunda Jr.
Dylan Cozens is now a part of Team Canada’s leadership group. He will wear the “A” for the 2021 World Junior Championship along with Bowen Byram. Both are so close to seeing NHL minutes, and Cozens could take a good tournament right into training camp for the Buffalo Sabres and
Queens - - The Rangers beat the Sabres 3-2 in an overtime thriller in the tenth Winter Classic. 2008 was the first in Buffalo and it’s come full circle with the Sabres playing in the 10th. Sadly, they lost both games.
This game had more than 41,000 fans dressed as warm
Queens - - The temperature at the 2018 Winter Classic will be somewhere in the high teens and low 20’s. The wind will make it seem colder. The average low in New York for this time of the year is 28 degrees. It was in the mid 40’s last year
Casey Mittelstadt was one of the most talented players in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Somehow, he dropped to 8th overall. Did he drop because teams didn’t think he was talented? Did teams bristle at his combine results, and they weren’t all bad as I had previously pointed out, or