World Juniors: Picks and Predictions

Tony Ferrari

2020-12-25

 

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

 

The day has arrived! The World Junior Championships are set to begin today at 2:00 pm EST with the premier matchup that we all wanted to see, Slovakia vs Switzerland! All jokes aside, the tournament is finally here and we will be getting a couple of great matchups on day one. Germany will be short-handed with only nine forwards, five defenders, and two goalies available for the first couple of days due to COVID but they will look to pull an upset to kick thing off against Finland. Led by Anton Lundell, the Finns will be a tough matchup for Tim Stützle and his band of merry men at 6:00 pm EST. The day caps off with a classic rivalry. Russia takes on the Americans in a battle of two of the tournament favorites at 9:30 pm EST. Yaroslav Askarov will be looking to thwart many of the same American players that he saw at the World Under-18s in 2019, facing off with Cole Caufield,