DPR Episode 78: Canada World Junior Preview with Steven Ellis

Peter Harling


2020 World Junior preview of Team Canada with special guest Steven Ellis of The Hockey News

Steven and Peter review the Canadian roster, the outlook for the tournament. There are questions in goal and more cuts still to come but Canada may be an underrated team this year and may rally around the under dog, us vs the world attitude.

The two top players for the 2020 NHL Draft will play for Canada in Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield. Will playing together tip the balance one way or the other as to which player is selected number one?

Who will emerge as Canadas goalie? Guelph star Nico Daws has come from nowhere, can he run with it?

The defense will be lead by two studs Bowen Byram and Ty Smith, and will have another 2020 Draft eligible in Jamie Drysdale, possibly as the seventh defenseman.

Late additions released to Canada to help bolster the forward depth include Barrett Hayton (Arizona Coyotes), and Joe Veleno (Detroit Red Wings) and gives Canada a massive boost.

How will Canada deploy OHL scoring leader Connor McMichael?

Akil Thomas, Aidan Dudas and Peters fan boy favorite player Nolan Foot and more discussion this episode.

Bonus, pretty sure Peter was able to pronounce all the Canadian players names correctly…Maybe


Enjoy the show and thanks for listening