This is two hockey-nations on the rise. Which country do you think have the highest potential to take the next step and compete for real with the big countries in a best-on-best tournament? Norway got more rinks and more juniorplayers, they also have better depth than Denmark, which is shown in this WC where both countries are without some of their top-players. Norways second tier guys tend to play in SEL, Denmarks in SEL-2 or in the home league. On the other hand Denmark had six players that played in NHL this year plus the very promising prospect Nicklas D. Jensen. Norway have two NHL-players at the moment in HolÃ¶s and Zuccarello that both spent a lot of time in AHL too. Both countries seems to be producing interesting prospects on a much more regular basis than what they used to, and if they keep it up it will add up to pretty interesting teams in a couple of years.