As usual, there are some great rookies in the NHL this year. In net Jordan Binnington (Blues) and Carter Hart (Flyers) have ignited their fan bases. In Buffalo Rasmus Dahlin and in Dallas, Miro Heiskanen has excelled. But in Vancouver, Elias Pettersson has been the choice from the preseason until
As always, I will point out some things about the players. Many are shaking off the rust on the first day and I will report on these players again to mark their improvement.
Kirill Ustimenko – 6-3, 179 – G – crouches quite a bit. He’s 6-3 so there’s still
Team USA cruised to an 9-0 win over Denmark. No surprise there. The aspect of this team that could be worrisome to the competition is their speed and size.
Kailer Yamamoto (5-8, Oilers) may be the most dangerous player in the tournament. He’s surely one of the smartest and his brief
Team Canada had their conference call to talk about who was invited to their camp. There’s always that feeling that they have too many players to go around but if that was really the case they’d win a gold medal every year, and they don’t.
Owen Tippett was playing in the
Montreal - - Team USA defeated Canada, 5-4 in the shootout to win gold at the 2017 World Junior Championships.
Here's a few interviews after the game:
Jack Roslovic -
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Montreal - - Canada's Connor Ingram ended last game in net ranked ninth in save percentage in the tournament. Team Canada decided to go with him again and saw Sweden score two early goals (on just three shots). When Carter Hart came into the game to replace him, trailing 2-0, he hadn’t
Voorhees, NJ - In the final day of camp, tomorrow is the Trial on the Isle, I saw just the 3-on-3 scrimmages. There were two run simultaneously and then there was a final. Don’t expect me to tell you the score. I was strictly watching for attribute.
David Kase – 5th
Alex Lyon – 6-1, 201 – G – He has a nice economy in his movements. He’s not the fastest laterally but he covers the corners quickly. Yale was a mostly defensive system so he’ll have to adjust slightly wherever he plays next. He’s likely to face more shots than