World Junior Championships Day 1 Open thread

The World Juniors get underway today. Join us to discuss the action!

The IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships begin Saturday in Helsinki, Finland. The Blackhawks had four prospects featured on the international rosters until Friday when Swedish defenseman Gustav Forsling was injured in Sweden's exhibition game again Canada. Still, there are three remaining Chicago prospects to keep an eye on these next few weeks, as Nick Schmaltz will dress for team USA, Radovan Bondra is slated to play for Slovakia and Joni Tuulola will play for the host country, Finland. The US and Finland teams play Saturday, so it's a chance to see some Hawks prospects in action.

Join our open thread below to discuss the opening day of this exciting tournament!