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IIHF world championship round-robin takeaways: Kaprizov turning heads

4 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The 2018 IIHF world championship, as it does every year, has given hockey fans something to talk about besides the ongoing Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The quarterfinals feature two intriguing matchups (Canada versus Russia, the United States versus the Czech Republic) and two perceived mismatches (Sweden versus Latvia, Finland versus Switzerland), but before they get underway Thursday, we decided to look back on some highlights from the round robin.
Extra star power
There's always a modicum of star power at the IIHF world championship but this year has felt a bit different. Perhaps it's because...
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