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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Rasmus Asplund and Andreas Englund, Sweden

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Rasmus Asplund and Andreas Englund, Sweden

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman and Ottawa Senators prospect Andreas Englund has scored one goal in 24 SHL games for Drjugarden IF in 2015-16 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Given their status as the host country and the fact that the team has been an offensive powerhouse so far at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Finnish squad has received a great deal of attention from media and fans alike at this tournament. But the best squad overall through the preliminary round was Team Sweden, who posted a 4-0-0-0 record in a Group A that included Canada and the USA. Read more »

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Maxim Lazarev, Russia

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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Maxim Lazarev, Russia

Photo: Team Russia forward and 2016 prospect Maxim Lazarev is having another productive season in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, posting 18 goals and 42 points in 30 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Russia has been nearly perfect at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with the only “blemish” being a shootout win over the Czech Republic on the opening day of the tournament. They continued their roll through the preliminary round on Day 4 of this WJC, defeating Belarus 4-1 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Draft-eligible trio impressing Team USA’s Wilson

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2016 NHL Draft: Draft-eligible trio impressing Team USA’s Wilson

Photo: Erie Otters right wing Alex DeBrincat (#12) has had the opportunity to play with a top NHL prospect in Dylan Strome (#19) the past two seasons, and he may be paired with the top 2016 prospect, Auston Matthews, at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While the U20 World Junior Championship (WJC) generally features a much heavier dose of NHL-drafted prospects, each year’s tournament also has a smaller group of players eligible for the coming NHL Draft. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Spitfires’ Sergachev proving to be a quick study both on and off the ice

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2016 NHL Draft: Spitfires’ Sergachev proving to be a quick study both on and off the ice

Photo: Windsor Spitfires defenseman and 2016 prospect has produced offense from the blueline in 2015-16, posting nine goals and 18 points in 29 games to go along with a +7 rating (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

If anything, Windsor Spitfires defenseman Mikhail Sergachev has proven that he is a quick study – whether it is picking up offensive notes from the coaches or picking up a new language, the Russian defenseman is showing that he can not only grasp new concepts, but run with them and do it successfully. Read more »

Prospect Faceoff: Young SHL talents collide, 2016 draft-eligibles go head-to-head in the OHL, more from junior and college hockey

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Prospect Faceoff: Young SHL talents collide, 2016 draft-eligibles go head-to-head in the OHL, more from junior and college hockey

Photo: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Philippe Myers and Moncton Wildcats forward Kevin Klima go head-to-head in a top QMJHL meeting of NHL prospects for the coming weekend (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Two prospects taken in the middle rounds of the 2013 NHL Draft have a lot on the line when they matchup against each other this weekend in the SHL. Likewise, two 2016 draft-eligibles go one-on-one in the OHL, while one WHL defenseman tries to acclimate to a new environment after a recent trade. The QMJHL offers an interesting matchup when a pair of twins with NHL bloodlines takes on a giant defenseman. Finally, two steady freshmen forwards have been role players for their respective teams and are hoping to earn additional icetime in this week’s Prospect Faceoff. Read more »

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