Globetrotting: Day One of the World Juniors

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 26: Goalie Jack Campbell #1 of USA covers up after making a save during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between USA and Finland on December 26 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Every day I'm going to try and find sources from around the world, with a bit of natural bias towards the people that helped us in the previews.  I'll try and get them up earlier in the day than I did for this one, just for the record.  Here's what the world had to say about Canada beating Russia,

Canada opens with win against Russia at World Juniors - The Globe and Mail
James Mirtle, formerly our SBN Hockey kingkipn, recaps the game from the Canadian standpoint.

WJC 2011: Feisty Foligno gives Canada early lift - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey  - Yahoo! Sports
Neate Sager looks at two Canadian players (Marcus Foligno and Jaden Schwartz) who are carrying heavy hearts at the WJHC.

Well… That Was Close " The United States of Hockey
Chris Peters does a recap of the USA/Finland game, including criticisms of Jack Campbell on both of the goals against.

Resilient USA beats Finland 3-2 in world juniors opener - USATODAY.com
USA Today trumps the Americans' resilience in their overtime win over Finland.

Nuorten Leijonien topit & flopit: Pulkkisen esitys lupaa hyvää - MTV3.fi - Urheilu - Jääkiekko - Leijonat
A look at the USA-Finland game from Finland's perspective. Finnish TV analyst Mika Kortelainen is impressed with Teemu Pulkkinen, Joonas Nattinen, and Joonas Donskoi, but concerned with the turnovers, lack of touch around the net, and the penalty killing.

WJC draft watch, Day 1: And so the Couturier-Landeskog duel begins - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey  - Yahoo! Sports
Sager has a look at the draft eligible players at the WJHC, focusing on the Sean Couturier vs. Gabriel Landeskog comparison, but also throwing bones to Joel Armia, Adam Larsson, Sven Bartschi, Marcel Noebels and Tobias Rieder.

Hockeysverige.se - "The city is a shithole"
Buffalo isn't making too positive of an impression from an aesthetic point of view with the Nordic media. But they do say positive things about their reception and the locals.

Interview with Swiss Head Coach Richard Jost - Hockeyfans.ch
Urs Berger, who helped out on our Swiss team preview, interviews new Swiss U20 Head Coach Richard Jost.

Sources: USA's Morin suffers significant injury; could be done - TSN

Team USA won its opening game of the World Junior Hockey Championship Sunday night, but may have paid a heavy price. Sources say winger Jeremy Morin, on loan from the Chicago Blackhawks' AHL farm team in Rockford, apparently suffered a shoulder injury that could be significant.

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