I've found this upcoming WJC to share a couple of interesting traits to the 1991 WJC's. In 1991 we had 2 superstars, from 2 countries, on the verger of greatness. Canada had Eric Lindros. The increadibly talented power forward had been tearing it up in Oshuwa and was touted as "The Next One". Everyone knew he would be able to step into the NHL and accomplish great things. A men amongst boys would be a star for the Canadian team. Russia had their own superstar. His name was Pavel Bure. He would go on to become a prolific goal scorer in the NHL. Nicknmaed the "Russian Rocket" Bure was deadly on breakaways and would go on to reach the 50 goal plateau 5 times. Today both these hockey superpowers are lead by 2 new names. Canada is lead by Sidney Crosby. Touted once again as "The Next one" he has been turning heads in Rimouski by scoring at a prolific pace. This is his second WJC and he is expected to rise up to the occasion. Scouts marvel at his unique abilities. Russia counters with Alexander Ovechkin. Sometimes forgotten in the Crosby hype machine, he is still an amazing talent. He will certainly step in and be a force in the NHL. Had it not been for the lockout he may have been rookie of the year. I just found this to be an interesting throwback to an earlier time. Feel free to have your say.