NHL remains abuzz about likely No. 1 pick Connor Bedard

TORONTO (AP) — Connor Bedard was the star as Canada won the world junior hockey championship, providing a string of jaw-dropping and record-setting performances in the run to gold. There had been talk before the event that fellow forward Adam Fantillimight be closing the gap on the 17-year-old standout many expect to be the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft this summer. Bedard instead showed just how wide the gulf is between himself and his contemporaries.  Entering Wednesday’s games, the worst team in the league was Chicago, followed closely by Columbus and Anaheim.

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