Five players to watch
December 26, 2008
1. Cody Hodgson, Canada
The buzz is around John Tavares, but the Canucks' first-rounder is a leader and Canada's best centre.
2. Colin Wilson, USA
The son of former NHLer Carey Wilson is tearing up the college ranks with Boston University.
3. Mitch Wahl, USA
The kid from California won a Memorial Cup with Spokane last spring and the Americans will need secondary scoring behind Wilson's line.
4. Oscar Moller, Sweden
Moller has 30 NHL games with Los Angeles under his belt this season and will be counted on to provide leadership on a young and talented Swedish team.
5. Nikita Filatov, Russia
With the tragic passing of Alexei Cherepanov, Filatov, the Columbus first-rounder, becomes the focal point of a Russian team which could surprise.
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