The World Junior Championships are in their third day. Since I mentioned them in the past, let's take a look at the 5 Devils who were selected to represent their countries in the tournament. Mind you, two games going on as I type this - Sweden vs. Slovakia and Russia vs. Switzerland. I apologize in advance for any non-up-to-date information.
The Five Devils prospects are:
- Jeff Frazee, G, USA - Has not seen any minutes in net, sitting on the bench for the 2-1 OT loss to Germany and the 6-3 loss to Canada.
- Sean Zimmerman, D, USA - Has seen playing time in both games, currently with 2 PIM and a +1.
- Nicklas Bergfors, F, SWE - He obviously did not get any points in Sweden's 2-0 loss to Canada, he currently has no points after one period of play against Slovakia (current score: 2-2)
- Alexander Sundstrom, F, SWE - See above for Bergfors, no numbers.
- Alexander Vasyunov, RUS - No points in Russia's 3-2 win over the Czech Republic, and he has no points after 2 periods of play against Switzerland.
So the Devils' prospects haven't been productive. I can't comment much about the actual games or their actual performances outside of stats because I do not have access to watch the games. If you have any idea or thoughts on how the WJCs are going for these 5 players or in general, by all means please leave a comment. I'm interested in finding out. All I know is that the US has been disappointing to say the least; a 2-1 OT loss to Germany and a 6-3 loss to Canada is no way to start a tournament.