The Hockey News: Final thoughts on 2013 WJC:http://www.thehockey..._daily_20130111
The most disappointing team at the WJC came from Finland, where a stacked lineup sputtered in the round robin and had to settle for routing teams in the relegation round instead of playing for a medal. After the Finns' final game, coach Harri Lindell revealed that a stomach flu had gone through the team, while also admitting that he had trouble finding the right linemates for emerging superstar Sasha Barkov. The 2013 prospect never had the same two wingers twice at the tourney, though he did have success when paired with Buffalo Sabres first-rounder Joel Armia.
Finally, with an eye on the little guy, it was too bad to see Latvia relegated when their best player, Buffalo Sabres first-rounder Zemgus Girgensons
, was kept in the American League for duty with the Rochester Americans