Team USA was a goal away from winning back-to-back medals at the World Junior Championship. There is a way they can do it -- and do it more often.
With the NHL shutdown, Team Canada will have a full compliment of players for the World Junior Championship -- just like they did in 1995.
For longtime hockey power Canada, a World Junior Championship silver streak is nothing to brag about.
The 2004 World Junior champs might serve as the foundation of U.S. success for years to come.
While there might be some debate over which team should be the favorite, there is no argument that the best two teams in the tournament have reached the final game.