This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
It's my favorite time of the year. Not Christmas or Hanukkah. Or Kwanza.
It's World Junior's time – the greatest 11 days of the year.
There have been loads of remarkable performances and some real stunners, too. Like Team USA's ouster in the quarters – that felt like Canada's from last year.
Finland. They seem to do it every time.
Here are a few guys whose performances leapt off the page for me. They might not translate into a successful fantasy future, but they've been fun to watch.
Nolan Foote, LW, Tampa Bay – He has an Ovechkin-level shot. Seriously.
Liam Foudy, C, Columbus – Fastest guy on the ice. Wow.
Quinton Byfield, 2020-eligible – Unremarkable. Still, the guy can skate like the wind, but wasn't asked to take a leading role with Canada. He'll be a stud in the NHL.
Cole Caufield, RW, Montreal – Unremarkable, but he gets a pass. He scored 14 goals in the last U-18 international tourney.
Spencer Knight, G, Florida – Solid. One of the U.S.'s best players, despite the Canadians hanging five goals on him.
Shane Pinto, C, Ottawa – The Sens are drooling. Strong.