Official U18 WJC Thread

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  1. X-SHARKIE

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    Who will be the top Europeans at the U-18's? Or who is at least eligible?

    Will Tlusty be there? Marcinko? Vasyunov? ect.

    Thanks.
     
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    For Sweden
    - Jhonas Enroth (G)
    - Stefan Ridderwall (G)
    - Dennis Persson (D)
    - Niclas Andersén (D)
    - Patrik Berglund (F)
    - Tony Lagerström (F)
    - Robin Figren (F)
    - Mikael Backlund (F) (-89)
    - Joakim Andersson (F) (-89)

    Berglund is really doing well right now. He deked and stickhandled through the Canadian players as if they were 12-year old kids, in an exhibition game that I attended last Sunday. Still, few Swedish players will likely be drafted out of this team. Looking forward to the tournament, but I do not expect any major Swedish success ..despite the strong goaltending.
     
  3. X-SHARKIE

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    Berglund, Enroth, Lagerstrom sound like the top Swedes beside Backstrom.

    I like Backstrom more then Bergfors although I love both.. Is Backlund comparable to either?
     
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    I hope TSN shows Sweden I want to see Backlund to see what the hype is about.
     
  5. X-SHARKIE

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    Same and I really want to see if Vasyunov is as skilled as they say. I like what I hear about Zharkov too.

    I've heard Nyholm is a poor mans Jokinen, that got me excited. Helenuis could shoot up the rankings with a good showing.


    I hope USA brings Michael Forney, I see he has played with the U-18's a few times now. David Fischer & Carl Sneep are two other high schoolers worthy.

    I would love to see Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, USA.
     
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    I thought I heard somewhere that Forney is hurt and wouldn't be able to go?
     
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    Forney went to Sweden with the team but was injured in practice and won't play. Fischer wasn't brought along and Sneep is too old ('87 born).

    Mueller and Okposo are both in the playoffs so they couldn't come. Sanguinetti too. It's too bad the North American teams are always losing so many high end players for this tournament.

    They've added four '89 born players from the U17 team which means they'll have five underagers on the team. Forwards James O'Brien, James van Riemsdyk, Ryan Hayes, Colin Wilson and defenseman Cade Fairchild. Looks to me like they're trying to prepare for next years tournament.
     
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    I know TSN is showing the Canada-Finland game and then the quaterfinals.

    Anyone know Finlands roster and who to look out for.
     
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    Russian Roster:
    Varlamov
    Galimov

    Zubov
    Alexandrov
    Doronin
    Zhukov
    Churlyaev
    Tulupov
    Sobachkin

    Ryabev
    Anisimov
    Vasyunov
    Glovatsky
    Mamin
    Popov
    Zharkov
    Kablukov
    Zuchuypenko
    Golubtsov
    Bodrov
    Bashkirov
    Glukhov
     
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    Finlands Roster:
    Goalkeepers:
    29 Atte Engren, Lukko
    30 Riku Helenius, Ilves

    Defensemens:
    2 Markus Himanka, Kärpät
    3 Eetu Heikkinen, Ässät
    4 Miko Malkamäki, Tappara
    5 Jarkko Näppilä, Ilves
    6 Mikko Kukkonen, KalPa
    9 Joonas Lehtivuori, Ilves
    25 Joonas Jalvanti, Pelicans

    Forwards:
    10 Nico Aaltonen, HIFK
    11 Juuso Puustinen, KalPa
    12 Ilkka Heikkilä, JYP
    13 Joonas Kemppainen, Ässät
    14 Jan-Mikael Juutilainen, Jokerit
    16 Robert Nyholm, HIFK
    18 Jani Savolainen, KalPa
    19 Kaarlo Jormakka, JYP
    21 Niclas Lucenius, Tappara
    22 Juhani Jasu, Lukko
    24 Juuso Antonen, Ilves
    26 Max Wärn, HIFK
    27 Jan-Mikael Järvinen, Ilves

    Nyholm and Helenius are 2 guys to watch for Finland
     
  11. I like Robert Nyholm, but he plays better on North American ice.
     
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    I'd say Backlund is a mix of both.
     
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    French Remy Rimann ('89) lead the D1 tournament in Hungary with 5G, 5A in 5GP.
    And young D-man Johan Auvitu ('89) finished 2nd among D-men with 7 pts (1+6) in 5 GP.
    Well, just to speak about prospects from France... :D
     
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    Backlund reminds me of Peter Forsberg more than any other comparison. Great playmaker, sees the ice well, skates fast and strong, not scared of the physical edge of the game, plays two way, exciting to watch and will grind it out. Backlund is the best of all the swedes so far (I mean when comparing the 2005 and 2006 draft to him). I say he will be up there with Esposito, Petrecki, and Gillies for next year, and who knows Backlund could shock and even go 1st overall, I really think he is that good.
     
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    Add Niclas Lucenius there too and Jan-Mikael Juutilainen.
     
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    and also defenseman Joonas Lehtivuori.
     
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    From the german U 18 team defender Thorsten Ankert and forwards Maximilian Brandl, Marcel Müller and Elia Oswald (already 6ft4 big) stand out the most for me.
     
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    The new Cave In album is so much better than the last few turds that they released.

    Still doesn't compare to Until Your Heart Stops, though :(
     
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    Shucks, that sucks. I saw O'Brien up close he's dang good, Reimsdyk at the U-17's was a stud.

    Still I would've enjoyed seeing Forney.
     
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    Juutilainen scored a hattrick and one assist against Slovakia, while Robert Nyholm was ill.
     
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    I hope Niclas Andersén will have a good tournament.
     
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    Finland beat Sweden 4-3. Wärn 2+1, Nyholm 1+1, Juutilainen picked up an assist.
     
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    Whats up with Lucenius, i guess he aint in the first line, but still.
     
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    There's not been an underaged Finn in that tournament since Ruutu who *should* register a point in just two games. Save Laakso, but he's a defenseman and doesn't play offense the same way.
     
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    I attended SWE-FIN and Backlund was among the best players on the ice. Great technique and skating. Had some really nice moves a and passes. Like Bäckström - he is a smart twoway-center and looks more promising than "Bäckis" and Bergfors did the same age.

    But Patrik Berglund... damn his stock must be increasing as we speak. The kid has some serious breakaways.. and he is so hard to stop with the puck (6'4"). Really creative and dangerous around the net, hard slapper etc.. He should be a firstday-pick for sure.

    Finland might have won the game - with a great teameffort - playing like a team should. Sweden has more individual skill though.
     
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