Fear not Preds fans! Thanks to NHL Network U.S.’s new deal, you can watch some of the top Nashville Predators prospects during the uber-exciting World Junior Championship tournaments through 2018.
This is really exciting news. Down here in the south, we don’t get access to nearly enough Major Junior hockey or even college hockey. The annual World Juniors is a tremendous tournament that pits all of the best hockey nations together in one two week period.
Which Preds have donned their nations’ crest on their chest during the World Juniors? How about Shea Weber (2005; Canada), Ryan Suter (2003, 2004, 2005; Team USA), Jordin Tootoo (2003; Canada), Matt Halischuk (2008; Canada), Colin Wilson (2008, 2009; Team USA), Roman Josi (2007, 2008, 2010; Switzerland) and Sergei Kostitsyn (2005,2007; Belarus), just to name a few.
This year, as of Tuesday, December 20, the Predators have two prospects scheduled to play in the 2012 tournament. 2010 first round pick Austin Watson (Team USA) and 2011 s...