From the U.S. WJC selection camp – can Jack Hughes live up to the hype?
USA Hockey is holding their selection camp ahead of the World Juniors in Everett, WA right now. EP Rinkside’s Julie Robenhymer was joined by NHL.com correspondent Mike Morreale to talk about the process that the Americans are going through to create a gold medal candidate.
* Being touted as one of if not the best defenseman in the tournament, what kind of impact can Quinn Hughes have?
* Philadelphia Flyers prospect Jack St. Ivany has been one of the pleasant surprises with Yale in the NCAA this season. Can he make the team?
* Who will tend the net?
* Will returning Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling be captain of this team?
* And what about soon-to-be first overall pick Jack Hughes? Can he deliver at the World stage?
Julie and Mike answer these questions and discusses the American setup: