For the third straight year Canada won the world junior championships, beating Russia 4--2 last Friday in Sweden. The difference maker was goalie Carey Price (right), the Canadiens' first-round pick (No. 5 overall) in 2005, who had a 1.14 GAA and displayed poise and athleticism at key moments in the tournament.... Watch for talented U.S. right wing Patrick Kane and Russian right wing Alexei Cherepanov to be the top two selections in this summer's draft. Kane has a slight edge to go No. 1 because of his ability to score and make slick passes. Cherepanov will remind you of the Sabres' Maxim Afinogenov—a solid goal scorer with blazing speed.... Rangers fans should be excited about defenseman Marc Staal (the 12th pick in '05). A major league defensive stopper who can handle big minutes, he has started to show glimpses of offensive touch.