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#31 JustJokinen!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:42 PM

it's all the usual suspects. Canada, USA, Russia (with nail), and sweden. they are always the favorites. Latvia and Denmark are the clear underdogs, and the rest just want to play upset and maybe squeak into a medal contention.


Cool. No clear favourite among the contenders though?
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#32 avelanch

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:59 PM

Cool. No clear favourite among the contenders though?

no one jumps out as the clear winner in my mind. I think it'll be Canada-Russia for the gold, or maybe even Canada-USA (how awesome would that be?)
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#33 Baercheese

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:07 PM

Very sad that both Max Reinhart and Michael Ferland got cut :(

I thought for sure Max would've made it
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Equally surprised that Wedgewood made it over Tyler Bunz
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

Any word on a captain?
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

I think you guys definitely have the best team on paper. Your goalies might be a questionmark since Visentins season in the juniors hasn't been that good this far.

I think USA have a great defencecore, plus probably the best goalie in the tournament. I think they lack depth up front though.

Russia will be interesting to watch. They have a few very talented players up front. Think they lack depth though as well.

Same with Finland. They have a few very talented players like The Granlunds,Pulkkinen,Armia etc. But i think there are some questionmarks around their team.

I think we (Sweden) have a deep team. We have 7 players from last year if im not mistaken. I feel very comfortable with our goalie-situation. 1 goalie that play as a starter in SEL,he also played a game against Finlands national team not so long ago. Another one that has done pretty good in his first season in the OHL, and another that has a couple of SEL games and who has played great in the Swedish u20 league. Our defence looks pretty good. But i think this team lacks a true gamebreaker. There are a few players that have potential to be one, but not one that has proved that he's one. Johan Larsson will be very important to this team.
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#37 JoeyBats

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:36 PM

little worried about canada's goaltending...

Russia looks stacked, with Kuznetsov back and ofcourse Yakupov.

What potential is Yakupov?? great player. elite player. generational talent?

EX.

Great player - Joe Thornton

Elite player - Steven Stamkos

Generational talent - Crosby/Ovechkin


I'd say elite talent
Some people say he is the best prospect since Sidney Crosby
He broke Steven Stamkos's rookie scoring record in Sarnia
Crazy how Sarnia has had 2 elite 1st overall picks in a few years

And jesus, USA has a huge defence.


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:41 PM

Any word on a captain?


Don't know who it is but I would put my money on Brett Connolly.
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#39 Champions of Nothing

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Here's my projected lines with the final roster.

Schwartz © - Scheifele - Connolly (A)
Huberdeau - Strome - Smith-Pelly
Howden (A) - Bournival - Gallagher
F. Hamilton - Jenner - Stone
Pearson

Gormley - D. Hamilton
Beaulieu - Murray
Harrington - Pysyk
Oleksiak

Visentin
Wegewood

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

Any word on a captain?

If Howden is OK, then I think he should get the C.

Assistants = Schwartz and Gormley.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:20 PM

Don't know who it is but I would put my money on Brett Connolly.


LOL last player on that team to be named captain. He is a cocky, arrogant player who is not a team guy. He injured his own teammate in camp with a charging hit...
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:32 AM

LOL last player on that team to be named captain. He is a cocky, arrogant player who is not a team guy. He injured his own teammate in camp with a charging hit...

based on who was canada's captain in 2010, I'd say he's a shoe in for the position then.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

I'll say Gormely will get the 'C'. However both Howden and Schwartz would make fine choices


Questions surrounding goaltending, scoring punch and the physicality of our defence will swirl throughout the tournament and Canada will once again be in a dog fight to get to that gold medal game. For whatever reason, I feel like they'll find a way to get there.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:50 PM

I'll say Gormely will get the 'C'. However both Howden and Schwartz would make fine choices


Questions surrounding goaltending, scoring punch and the physicality of our defence will swirl throughout the tournament and Canada will once again be in a dog fight to get to that gold medal game. For whatever reason, I feel like they'll find a way to get there.


I'm not too worried about our goaltending, considering Visentin is a capable, and an experienced goalie from last years games. He'll likely be more prepared expecting what will come his way instead of going in blind.

This team otherwise, is definitely weaker then past teams and they'll likely be a one dimensional team, which would be just trying to capitalize on their scoring chances rather than intimidating the opposition like they were able to have an option to do.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:58 PM

Schwartz is definitely getting the C

His sister's story last year. Dear god, melt a bit everytime i think of it
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

I belive they made a huge mistake in goal tending... Tyler Bunz.... I shouldn't have to say more. This guy is unreal, his numbers arent great, but if you have ever watched him play he never, AND I MEAN NEVER, gives up, and considering all the goalies at the camp were good enough to play for team canada, that should have given him the edge. This is coming with no bias either, other than visentin was part of a huge collapse last year....
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

team canda for gold!!!!
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

ooops i ment team Canada my bad
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:33 AM

based on who was canada's captain in 2010, I'd say he's a shoe in for the position then.

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Not with Don Hay as coach.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

Dumba cut... :picard: I was looking forward to seeing him destroy people...

For some reason i never like dumba. The only thing dumba can do is hit. He racks up 30 points a season in the WHL. He's not a bad player but I'm sure he got cut cuz of his attitude. I heard it on TSN. Overall he's a great player and Im kinda surprised he got cut.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:46 PM

Ahh the WJHC my fav. part of the holidays. TC always a Gold medal hopeful. i think Russia will be in the finals with Nail, but Sweden can give them a run for their money, who knows WJHC is unpredictable this year, though im always rooting for the little guys aswell ive liked Switzerland and this year ill prob cheer for those Danes, i believe Jensen will be the Nino of recent WJHC
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:45 PM

Just heard that Chelsea Dagger will be played when team Canada scores........NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! :picard:
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:59 AM

It's official!

Jaden Schwartz - C
Quinton Howden - A
Brett Connolly - A
Brandon Gormley - A
Devante Smith-Pelly - A

NJT - Jaden Schwartz named Canada's captain for #2012wjc. Connolly, Gormley, Howden and Smith-Pelly named alternates
http://twitter.com/#!/HockeyCanada/status/149891010770632704

If the day goes as planned, Howden and Huberdeau will be playing tonight!
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#56 Champions of Nothing

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

Playing the Swiss in a pre-lim game on TSN2 right now.

2-1 Canada. Jenner and Smith-Pelley with the goals.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

I cant believe mark visintine(sp?) is the best goalie we could find..
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:30 PM

I cant believe mark visintine(sp?) is the best goalie we could find..


visentin

and this was one game worry not
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:37 PM

Lot of pressure on Visentin to play well after last year's collapse.

Who was the last superstar goalie to play for Canada at the WJHC? Price? Pogge?

I can't quite remember but all I know is that it's been our weak link the past few years. Even the year of our last win, Tokarski struggled mightily before finally finding his game in the gold medal game.

Can't wait though. It doesn't officially feel like the holidays till the tourney gets going!
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:01 AM

While almost all the focus in this tournament will be on the favorites, I remain amazed how well European teams can compete with only a fraction of the registered players of their US and Canadian counterparts. To put things into perspective, host Alberta has 70,000 registered players - the countries participating:Canada 572,411 / USA 500,579 / Czech 100,668 / Finland 65,251 / Russia 63,580 /Sweden 62,003 / Switzerland 26,166 / Slovakia 8,280 / Latvia 4,424 / Denmark 4,405. While Latvia and Denmark could be battling it out in a relegation round in less than 2 weeks for 9th and 10th place, there may well be the next Jannik Hansen or Karlis Skrastins (RIP) on the rosters.
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