WJC: 2020 World Juniors: Revisiting Predictions Following Preliminary Round

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  1. Larry Fisher

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    Now that the preliminary round is in the books, it is time to revisit — and revise — my predictions and players to watch ahead of the medal round at the World Junior Championship: https://thehockeywriters.com/2020-world-junior-championship-revisiting-predictions/

    Who do you got the rest of the way — for the medals and the individual awards? Any players surprising you — good or bad — by standing out more or less than you expected?
     
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    There seems to be confusion about seeding in the semi finals. Others have said that Canada would get the US if all the favorites win, not Russia.
     
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    That’s correct. Sweden is highest in the seeding while Russia is the lowest favourite. Which means Canada would play the USA-FIN winner.
     
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    The article is mistaken then.
     
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    Really? My bad if that is true. Is that how the reseeding works? I thought it was bracket style for the medal round from quarters to semis. Does anybody have a link for confirmation?
     
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    It is a new rule for this year.

    Sweden plays russia and USA plays Canada in semis.
     
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    It'll come down to team discipline. If Germany can play relatively composed it'll be theres. If not, I think the light blues might sneak out an early lead and surprise the crowd in game 1.
     
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    Ah, I was going to say, I covered the tournament live last year and don’t remember that playoff format. Thanks for the clarification.
     

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