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THREE NHL Prospects That Have Had Tremendous WJC Tournaments - Mesar, Behrens, Nyman

It's medal time! With yesterday's first-round knockout stage and the semi-finals tomorrow, we are down to the final four at the prestigious World Junior Classic Tournament. Here are three prospects that have outperformed expectations throughout the tournament: Filip Mešár, Team Slovakia What a ride it was for Team Slovakia! A country with a population of only 5.5 million people issued a massive challenge to the major hockey country and hosts, Canada. The Slovaks drove the Canadiens to overtime after overcoming a two-goal deficit. Slovakia put their heart and soul into the game, as depicted by the numerous shot blocks and sacrifice the team showed. But unfortunately, the team fell to Connor Bedard's spectacular goal after an amazing effort. Filip Meár was surely the best Slovakian forward on the ice throughout the tournament. Mesar, who served as an assistant captain for his home nation, was among the tournament ice-time leaders among forwards, averaging just over 19 minutes

The SIX Most Underrated Players at THE 2023 IIHF World Juniors

The IIHF World Juniors are back! Once again this year, the tournament will be hosted in Canada, although we will take a trip east to the host cities of Moncton and Halifax. The tournament is highlighted by many superstars and high-end NHL draft picks like Shane Wright, Joakim Kemell, and even Connor Bedard. But here is a list composed of the six most underrated, least talked-about players: 1. Team Finland - Jani Nyman (Seattle Kraken) With the graduating classes of Roni Hirvonen, Aatu Raty, and even Roby Jarventie provide opportunities for players such as Jani Nyman. Finland is a squad that will be deeply questioned as the tournament progresses, as it is uncertain if the team possesses high-end scoring.   Nyman was a Seattle draft pick during the 2022 NHL Draft, when the team selected him with the 49th overall selection in the second round. with the likes of Brad Lambert, Joakim Kemell, and Oliver Kapanen on the first line. It opens up an opportunity for Nyman to slot in as a second-

FOUR Prospects Who Have Impressed This Season: Fraser Minten, Dmitri Buchelnikov, Jani Nyman, Jean-Luc Foudy (TOR, PHI, SET, COL)

Drafting and developing are two key characteristics that are needed within each and every NHL organization, in order to achieve their goal of winning a Stanley Cup. Confidence is one of the most important aspects in a young hockey players game, here are four players that have impressed so far this season: Fraser Minten, Kamloops Blazers (Toronto Maple Leafs) There is no doubt in mind that Leafs' prospect Fraser Minten is one confident man. Minten has so far been one of the most impactful players on his stacked Kamloops' team. The Blazers sit third in the Western Conference, although are guaranteed a spot at the upcoming Memorial Cup, as they set to host the event in 2023. The Leafs first-pick during the 2022 NHL Entry Draft has gotten off to a terrific start in his third season of junior hockey. Previously, the Leafs' used the 38th overall selection to take Minten, who put up a very solid 20 goals and 35 assists last season. This is a player who has constantly improved thro