World Juniors Team Breakdowns: Group B

Tony Ferrari

2020-12-21

 

Graphic Courtesy of Andrew Armstrong

 

Throughout this week, the DobberProspects’ team is going to be bringing you a full World Junior Championship preview! From team breakdowns to hot takes and picks and predictions to cap off the week on opening day and Christmas! Be sure to check back all week for more World Juniors preview and coverage! 

 

Monday, December 21: Team Breakdowns: Group A/Group B
Tuesday: World Juniors Players to Watch
Wednesday: World Juniors Sleepers
Thursday: World Juniors Hot Takes
Friday: World Juniors Picks and Predictions

 

Podcasts:
Dobber’s DraftCast World Juniors Preview with Cam Robinson and Danny Tiffany
DPR Episode 96: USA WJC Preview with Chris Peters
DPR Episode 97: WJC Preview Team Canada with Craig Button
DPR Episode 98: WJC Sweden Preview with Jimmy Hamrin
DPR Episode 99: WJC Preview Finland with Marco Bombino

 

Welcome to the Team Breakdowns for Group B at the 2021 World Junior Championships! It has been a crazy year, to say the least, but we are finally at the end of it. what better way to celebrate than with the biggest junior hockey tournament in the world! This is the group with the heavy hitters in it. All of Russia, Sweden, and the Americans come into the tournament with gold medal aspirations every year. Russia isn’t being talked about by many but they have the formula that often wins short tournaments – an explosive offense and an elite, game-stealing netminder. The Americans come into the event with high hopes thanks to having the security of Spencer Knight in net and the talent on every line and defensive pairing. They feature an offense with explosive potential as Cole Caufield, Trevor Zegras, Alex Turcotte and the 2019 U.S. NTDP get much of the gang back together. Sweden is a bit of a wildcard this year, however, as they have been the hardest hit nation by