It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the World Junior Championships! THN queues it up with our annual preview, analyzing Team Canada & USA and looking at one to watch for all other nations. Also, features on top NHL prospect Auston Matthews, the Finn Towers of Puljujarvi and Laine, counting down the top 40 WJC performances of all-time, and much more. Plus, why the hockey world owes Eric Lindros an apology.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the World Junior Championships! THN queues it up with our annual preview, analyzing Team Canada & USA and looking at one to watch for all the nations, plus our Scene Setter and each team’s odds of winning it all. Also in the issue: Finnish Phenoms – Potential top-five NHL picks in 2016, Puljujarvi and Laine figure to be a two-man wrecking crew at the WJC American Dream – The clear-cut No. 1 for next year’s draft, Auston Matthews is tearing up the Swiss League after trailblazing decision to turn pro Best Of The Best – We count down the top 40 WJC performances of all time One Giant Leap For Prospect Kind – Can the WJC make or break a prospect? The Straight Edge – Russia plays roulette annually at world juniors. Ryan Kennedy explains why Overtime – Ken Campbell looks at why Finland is the world’s top hockey nation Best of the Books Quinn showed he still had it with ’09 WJC win Eric Lindros – ‘The Big E’ is healthy, happy and content with his career. The things he fought for are now standard operating procedures Travis Roy – 20 years after the freak accident in his first college game that left him a quadriplegic, he continues the fight against paralysis The Science Of Sleep – Patrick Marleau and the Sharks open their eyes on shuteye NHL Team Reports – Luongo, Montoya a perfect match for Panthers in Florida, plus features on Martin Hanzal, Erik Johnson, Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Lundqvist, Bobby Ryan and Morgan Rielly In Memoriam – Bert Olmstead settled for nothing but the best And much more.
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