2014 WJC Podcast: The story so far from Malmo

By HF Staff

2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden

Photo: The host country for the 2014 World Junior Championship, Sweden, has performed well so far at this WJC, going undefeated in three games including a 5-3 win over Switzerland on opening night (courtesy of LUDVIG THUNMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It has been an interesting 2014 World Junior Championship so far, with one major upset plus a fair amont of offense being generated, albeit with a couple of teams proving to be far more generous than most of the field competing in Malmo, Sweden.

After four days of spirited competition at this WJC, the teams leading the way are not all that surprising, although one of the favorites, Canada, suffered a loss that could either be a wake-up call or could end up crippling their chances at winning their first gold medal since 2009. Tournament host Sweden has been well supported by the home crowd, and the team has rewarded their fans with three wins to start the tournament. Russia and the USA also are perfect so far, so the top hockey powers are performing pretty much as advertised.

The preliminary round is not yet completed, but Hockey's Future correspondents Chapin Landvogt and Derek O'Brien took some time out from their coverage in Malmo to talk about some of the more significant developments that have transpired so far at this WJC. That conversation is captured in this HF Podcast.

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