Gare Joyce checks in from the World Juniors in Buffalo. Sean Couturier, Adam Larsson, Sven Bartschi and Gregory Hoffmann have all impressed here, while a smaller-looking Finnish prospect has a shot to make waves.
Once considered a lock for the No. 1 pick in the draft, more or less the top three, Swedish D-man Adam Larsson finds his stock rapidly plunging and may need a big showing at the World Junior Championships to halt the skid.
Gare Joyce looks at one Canadian -- Sean Couturier -- and five U.S. players who could be factors at the World Juniors in Buffalo. Couturier is a top-flight prospect, unquestionably, but he may be between a rock and a hard place in Buffalo.