Prospect Ramblings: WJC Updates – Team Canada, USA, Sweden and Slovakia

Dave Hall


Welcome back for another edition of the Tuesday ramblings.

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out our 31-in-31 series, here at DobberProspects. We have officially wrapped up our initial month (November) and have now jumped into our December editions. Each day is filled with draft recaps, off-season transactions, and more.

Also, make sure you keep glued to the DobberProspects Twitter page, as WJC player updates will be coming in hot as news continues to be announced.


Speaking of WJC, we are just over two weeks out from the most anticipated tournament of the year.

As of today, all teams have been tested and are currently in their own “bubbles”, and unfortunately, anyone who had tested positive before the cut-off date will no longer be eligible to participate (which I will touch on below).

This will bring us to Sunday, where all 10 teams are expected to “check-in” to the bubble in Edmonton – and then the fun begins.

Here is the great Bob Mackenzie to summarize how the entry will work:

Now, here are some of the big-ticket news items from this past weekend. Unfortunately, none of them are positive but certainly change the makeup of all the teams involved.

Team Canada

Of course, the major news came weeks ago, when the team was forced to halt their training camp and quarantine for the allotted 14 days. That timeframe is now up, and the team is awaiting the official word from Hockey Canada and Alberta Health to resume camp, which could be as early as Tuesday, December 8th.