So most of the play-in round was during the draft so I figured a thread would get lost.
this is where many of us get our first glimpse of players in the upcoming drafts.
USA has a solid team and lost just once in the play-in round (7-6 in OT to Russia), beat Finland in OT, Germany, and the Czech's in a shootout.
They play Sweden today in the QF's at 9pm on NHLN. USA was 3rd in their division and Sweden was 2nd, but Canada is the class of the tournament. they beat Sweden 12 - 1.
Sean Behrens (puck moving D), Sasha Pastujov (dynamic F), and Dylan Duke (dynamic F) has been US best players.
Canada easily the favorites here.
Uber prospect Shane Wright on Canada. Wright played just two games and has 5 goals. Connor Bedard another player I like on Canada, but they are absolutely loaded - normally they are having CHL playoffs around this time so they lose many of their best players to that, but no memorial cup this year.