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It's Canada vs. The World

Updated: August 19, 2004, 5:18 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

Training camps for the World Cup of Hockey begin this week in North America and Europe.

Here's a snapshot look at the eight teams' strengths, weaknesses, players to watch and projected finish.

Canada STRENGTHS: The Canadians have the best depth in the tournament from goaltending on out. Up front, the Canadians boast a young, hungry crop of forwards itching to make a name for themselves on the international stage including recent Stanley Cup champions Brad Richards, Vincent Lecavalier ...

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