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WJC: Czech Republic 2019 Roster Talk

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Wooren, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Wooren

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    Possible returning players:

    Forwards:
    Filip Zadina
    Martin Necas
    Filip Chytil
    Martin Kaut
    Ostap Safin
    Krystof Hrabik
    Jakub Lauko

    Defensemen:
    Jakub Galvas
    Filip Kral
    Radim Salda

    Goalies:
    Jakub Skarek

    If all the players return and you add in Dostal, Jenik, Kondelik, Zabransky and Pekar (plus depth) you have a strong team, no longer "just" a dark horse or an underdog that can surprise. It would be a team that is a legit medal contender. It's doubtful we get all Necas, Zadina and Chytil back though.
     
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    Zadina wont return... to good.
     
  3. Jablkon

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    Wow, you think NHL in first season? Dont know. Iam not sure whether he is strong enough along the boards and defensively. His moves reminds me bit of Kane /not saying he is even close to him/. Would be interesting to follow his development.
     
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    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    Necas has a great chance at making the NHL squad next year as long as Victor Rask remains a dumpster fire on skates.
     
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    How is Czech defense expected to look? It wasn't very good this year and now Hajek won't be there. How about goaltending?

    I'm assuming the offense will range from good to great depending on where Necas and Chytil play.

    For some reason I've gotten invested in the Czechs the past two years. And after this year I really want them to become a medal contender because it bothers me how the quarterfinal is basically destined to be a boring round unless an underdog surprises, but if that underdog wins then it makes the semifinal and bronze medal game less enjoyable. If the Czechs can cement themselves as a "top 6" country rather than just "the 6th best" country, that would be great.
     
  6. Wooren

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    Defense will be worse on paper, Hajek is a huge loss. Goaltending should be better, it's hard to be worse than what we had this year anyway.
     
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    Would be shocked if Chytil and Necas aren’t in the NHL. Zadina should have a good chance too.
     
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    That's a pretty good looking team. We definitely don't get all of the big 3 back but I think Zadina is likely going to return. He's definitely one of the best Czech Forward talents in a while, but I have a feeling he plays in CHL one more year. Don't think he'll be physically and mentally ready for NHL. You never know though.
    Necas has the next best chance to return. Don't think he'll be an NHL regular just yet either. I believe they will play him at least one full year in AHL first.
    Zadina-Necas-Safin
    Jenik-Lauko-Kaut
    Teply/Raska-Kondelik-Pekar
    That would be one heck of a top 9...
     
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    swoopster my "helmets"

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    Necas needs to play someplace where somebody is going to knock him on his behind. He at present is a dancing around the perimiter / avoid contact twig being allowed to play that style at Brno. I would love to see him play a season in the AHL...on his derriere all night long!
     
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    Just imagine everybody would be eligible :)

    Lauko-Necas-Zadina
    Kaut-Chytil-Safin
    Hrabik-Kondelik-Machala
    Kern-Hladonik-Kvasnica
    +Pekar/Jenik

    Kral-Galvas
    Salda-Bukac
    Mikyska-Kvasnicka
    Zabransky

    Skarek
    Dostal
    Vomacka
     
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    Lauko - Necas - Kaut
    Zadina - Chytil - Safin
    Jenik - Kondelik - Pekar
    Plasek - Hrabik - Kvasnica

    Galvas - Kral
    Kvasnicka - Malik
    Salda - Zabransky

    Skarek
    Dostal
    Vomacka

    I made the team if everyone is available which is actually unlikely to happen. At least one of Chytil, Necas, Zadina will probably be in the NHL already. But if not, the team looks great in offense - 4 first rounders plus every forward is NHL draft worthy (there is a good chance that all of the guys will be drafted by the end of June). In reality I also think there will also be some players from 01 group (Teply, Prikryl, Peterek etc) - depends on who will shine the most next year.
    Defense is once again pretty bad. Only above average D-man there is Galvas and maybe Kral. But who knows, maybe next year will be a breakout year for Zabransky and I hope someone will also come up in Extraliga.
    The goaltenders are good. Skarek is a bit question mark though, he's been solid throughout the year and probably will be drafted around 3rd round or even higher but he was so bad at the WJC this year and has never actually performed in national team. If anything, Dostal is there and could be able to save the situation though.
    If everyone is available, this is a team that could compete for a medal for sure. The power in the offense is just too good, it can even make up for the weaker spots in the defense. On the other hand, if there is more than one missing from the trio Chytil, Necas, Zadina (which is possible), then it's again 5-6th place team IMO.
     
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    Exciting. I'd love to see our Alps Team go against the Czech U20s in a friendly match.
     
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    Dont want to disappoint you but this should be just training camp without any matches:(
     
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    What are the chances of these 3 D returning, as well as Skarek? Do any of these players project as NHLers before 2019?
     
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    It's almost 100% sure that all of those guys are going to return (barring injuries etc.). Galvas is shaping up pretty good for a 5th rounder - he had a big ice time during the whole season in Extraliga among men and was good, even got to the national team for pre-WHC games. Kral is an offensive D-man projected 3rd-4th round in this draft and Salda has also a solid chance for this years draft as an overager.
     
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    In your opinion, how does the projected Czech D stack up to the projected D for team Slovakia at the upcoming WJC? Are they on the same level (on paper) or not?
     
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    Ohh, I'm sorry but I actually have no idea about the Slovakian D...
     
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    My projections

    Czech Republic:
    Martin Hugo Has
    Dalimil Mikyska
    Libor Zabransky
    Jakub Galvas
    Radim Salda
    Jan Bednar
    Filip Kral

    Slovakia:
    Martin Fehervary
    Marek Korencik
    Samuel Knazko
    Marcel Dlugos
    Michal Pupak
    Martin Bucko
    Michal Ivan

    Czechs are slightly better on the blue line, but that Slovak blue line is probably the best one theyve had in a while.
     
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    Not the best defense we have had in a while.
     
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    Bukac? Kvasnicka?
     
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    Would love to see Hugo Has.. what a talent... But yes czechs have a slight edge..
     
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    Can you guys tell me about Kral?
     

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