Globetrotting: On a Cold, Semifinal Monday

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 31: Forward Curtis Hamilton #16 of Canada scores past goalie Robin Lehner #30 of Sweden during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Canada and Sweden on December 31 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

With everyone awaiting the big Canada-USA showdown, and to a lesser degree the key Sweden-Russia semifinal, here's some thoughts from around the hockey world before the action takes off.

2011 U20 WJHC: Classic International Hockey Rivalries Headline Semifinals -
Article I did up on the main SB Nation site for the semis.

They Want USA - Western College Hockey Blog
Chris Dilks says that the chanting of Canadian fans at the end of yesterday's quarterfinal is both cocky and a compliment towards the Americans. Hard to disagree.

WJC 2011: Kassian a burdened big man in first game back - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey  - Yahoo! Sports
Zach Kassian tries to adjust his physical game for the IIHF's tougher standards.

USA-Canada: End of Days " The United States of Hockey

Chris Peters quotes Ric Flair, so you know it's on. 

World Juniors - Semifinal Round Is The Same As It Ever Was - The Copper & Blue
Canada vs. The United States and Sweden vs. Russia - Chalk all over the place at the World Juniors.

Gabriel Landeskog frustrated by high ankle sprain
Top draft prospect Gabriel Landeskog talks with Hockey Sverige about his frustrating injury, which ended his WJC tournament after just one exhibition game and one preliminary round game against Norway.

Interview with Sven Bartschi -

Hockey Fans sits down with Sven Bartschi, WHL teammate of Nino Niederreiter and one of Switzerland's top forwards at the U20 World Juniors.

WJC 2011: Swiss mystery —why NHL teams haven't called on Conz - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey  - Yahoo! Sports
So why exactly is he still undrafted again?

Anton Lander's moustache tribute
On a lighter note, Swedish fans pay tribute to the wonder that is Anton Lander's moustache, in song.  

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