Team Canada has been named. For the next three weeks, 22 teenagers will go from relative obscurity to the National spotlight.
Every year, this tournament seems to create two or three new heroes. Who can forget Jordan Eberle's last second tying goal in the 2009 Semi-Final against Russia? Or the shootout performances of Jonathan Toews and Carey Price at the 2007 Tournament in Leksand? Or John Slaney's Gold Medal winning blast from the point in 1991?
Who could be this year's hero? Who will be this year's go-to guys? Who's going to bring the offence? Who is going to be this year's big defensive pairing along the lines of Weber-Phaneuf or Parent-Staal?