2006 WJC â€“ Flyerâ€™s Edition Flyersâ€™ have no North American representation but boast 2 Slovaks and 1 Russian in the 2006 World Junior Championships, two of them are Buffalo Sabres draft picks, while Valibik is an Atlanta draft pick. 1. Marek Zagrapan â€“ The 6 foot 200 pound centre was drafted 13th overall by Buffalo in 2005. He currently sits 10th overall in points in the Q playing for Chicoutami. The 2006 WJC will be a great forum for Zagrapan to showcase his playmaking talents as he was a relative unknown last year. One of the knocks on Marek was that he wasnâ€™t a goal scorer but heâ€™s quieted down that talk this year with 22 goals in 33 games. Heâ€™ll be expected to be a leader and be an offensive force for Slovakia. 2. Boris Valabik â€“ Boris has struggled since being drafted by Atlanta 10th overall in 2003. However, Boris was always considered a long-term project. â€œIâ€™m confident that I will success in the pros. Injuries really slowed me down last year but Iâ€™m happy with my play this year.â€ The 2006 WJC will highlight just how much or how little Boris has progressed especially in his skating and agility. Boris may be teamed with 6â€™7â€ Vladimir Mihalik, which will unofficially form the biggest defensive pairing in WJC history. â€œWeâ€™re excited to see Boris in the WJC playing against the top junior offensive talent. Boris feels he has something to prove and we feel that this tournament will re-establish him as a top prospect in the hockey community,â€ said GM Mannarino. 3. Vjateslav Buravchikov â€“ The Vjateslav Buravchikov (6â€™1â€ 190 pds) was a 6th round pick of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2005 draft, a big disappointment for Vjateslav as he was projected to be a 2nd round pick. The HF Flyers moved up and paid a high price to select Buravchikov in the second round. â€œAll our scouts raved about his speed, puck movement and shot. They still believe that Buravchikov will be become a premiere player and a powerplay specialist.â€ The Flyers were temporarily vindicated when Russia chose Buravchikov for the WJC again in 2006 after he had 7 points in 6 games last year.