Possible rosters next year / returning players

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  1. Predatore

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    Very early to do this, but I curious mostly because I'd like to see what players could be back and what new ones to expect.

    returning players are in blue

    TEAM SWEDEN:

    Goalies
    Magnus Ã…kerlund - 86
    Christopher Heino-Lindberg - 85 (Montreal)

    Defensemen
    Johan Fransson - 85
    Alexander Täng - 85

    Mattias Karlsson - 85 (Ottawa)
    Ola Svanberg - 85
    Elias Granath - 85 (Dallas)
    Oscar Hedman - 86 (DRAFT 04)
    Richard Demén-Willaume - 86 (DRAFT 04)

    Forwards
    Robert Nilsson - 85 (NY Islanders)
    Loui Eriksson - 85 (Dallas)
    Johannes Salmonsson - 86

    Misha Joukov - 85 (Edmonton)
    Liam Lindström - 85 (Phoenix)
    Carl Söderberg - 85 (DRAFT 04)
    Linus Videll - 85 (Colorado)
    Mattias Hellström - 86 (DRAFT 04)
    Linus Persson - 85 (DRAFT 04)
    David Fredriksson - 85 (DRAFT 04)
    Nicklas Bergfors - 87 (DRAFT 05)
    Tom Wandell - 87 (DRAFT 05)

    By all means a much stronger Swedish team.
     
  2. Kronblom

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    Calle Johansson said today on TV that not selecting Carl Söderberg for this years tournament was a big scandal, he also had a few comments about the coach for not selecting some swedes playing juniorhockey in Canada... :p
     
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    Kronblom,
    yes it is almost a scandal I must admit. Heck, it would not surprise me if Carl would be the second or third best forward on the team after Alexander Steen :)
     
  4. montreal

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    For Team Belarus, Andrei Kastsitsyn should play in his 5th WJ's.
    For Team Slovakia, Jaroslav Halak could play next year.
     
  5. HabLover

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    I posted this earlier and by all means Canada will be the GOLD medal favourite come Xmas, that is if they can hold a lead next time! :dunno: The Americans should be pretty strong as well with something like 7 or 8 players eligible to return. If there is a lockout in the NHL come September then Canada may as well not even have a selection camp in early December because all the forward spots will basically be accounted for with the return of Burns, Horton and Bergeron.

    Looking ahead to next year in North Dakota, will Canada be the heavy favourite to claim gold with an amazing 13 players from this year eligible to return? I would expect only Brent Burns guaranteed not to return for 2005.

    Will any other players be in the show and unavailable for the tourney? It's tough to say at this point, but guys like Phanuef, Coburn and Stewart are possibilities?

    I would think the roster will look very close to this, with returning players in red;

    FORWARDS

    Anthony Stewart - 85
    Nigel Dawes - 85
    Mike Richards - 85
    Jeff Carter - 85
    Ryan Getzlaf - 85
    Brent Burns ?? - 85
    Sydney Crosby - 87
    Stephen Dixon - 85
    Jeremy Colliton - 85
    MA Pouliot - 85
    Steve Bernier - 85
    Corey Perry - 85
    Eric Fehr - 85
    Wojtek Wolski - 86

    HM - Clarke MacArthur - 85, Stefan Meyer - 85, Kyle Chipchura - 86, Gilbert Brule - 87, David Bolland - 86, Daniel Carcillo - 85, Dany Roussin - 85, Benoit Mondou - 85, Alexandre Picard - 85

    DMEN

    Dion Phaneuf - 85
    Shawn Belle - 85
    Braydon Coburn - 85
    Brent Seabrook - 85
    Mike Green - 85
    Paul Bissonnette - 85
    Cam Barker - 86

    HM - Wes O'Neil - 86, Jonathan Paiement - 85

    GOALTENDERS

    Ryan Munce - 85
    Martin Houle - 85

    HM - Kevin Nastiuk - 85, Rejean Beauchemin - 85, Dan LaCosta - 86
     
  6. Dr_Chimera*

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    Add Ovechkin if NHL strike is on... (Russia)

    ****ikov/Malkin/Lisin
    Radulov/Shafigullin/Glazachev
    Plyuschev/Pestunov/Khomutov
    Makarov/Yunkov/Voloshenko
    Sopin (2005)

    Pervyshin/Vorobiev
    Kosmachev/Lyamin
    Ezhov/Belov
    Anikeenko (2005)

    Sidikov
     
  7. eh

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    The 85's were in the relegation playoffs in the U-18 tournament last year, so it's by no means a good year. The 86's, however, won the Viking Cup last week without their top two players (Tukonen and Nokelainen who were at the WJC), so not all hope is lost.

    Goalies

    Tuukka Rask -87 (2005)
    Eero Kilpeläinen -85 (Stars)

    Defense

    Ville Mäntymaa -85 (Mighty Ducks)
    Otto Honkaheimo -85
    Mikko Kuukka -85 (2004)
    Risto Korhonen -86 (2005)
    Teemu Laakso -87 (2005)
    Toni Vähämäki -85
    Niko Vainio -85 (Stars)

    Offense

    Lauri Tukonen -86 (2004)
    Petteri Nokelainen -86 (2004)
    Masi Marjamäki -85 (Bruins)
    Teemu Nurmi -85
    Arsi Piispanen -85 (Blue Jackets)
    Pasi Salonen -85 (2004)
    Jesse Saarinen -85
    Matti Uusivirta -85
    Tuomas Santavuori -85
    Ville Vimpari -85
    Valtteri Tenkanen -85
    Juhamatti Aaltonen -85 (Blues)
    Jussi Makkonen -85

    The offense most probably won't look anything like that, but I was hesitant to list too many underaged players (Joensuu, Jokila, Seitsonen, Uronen, ...) and do not know enough about possible 85-born role players.
     
  8. If the Wild pick another player from Canada and he happens to be on the list, he'll go instead of Burns.
     
  9. I know Sweden and Canada have already been covered, but I'll post a complete list of eligible returnees from this year anyway...

    CANADA

    Defence
    Dion Phaneuf (85) Red Deer Rebels
    Braydon Coburn (85) Portland Winterhawks
    Brent Seabrook (85) Lethbridge Hurricanes
    Shawn Belle (85) Tri-City Americans

    Forward
    Jeff Carter (85) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
    Anthony Stewart (85) Kingston Frontenacs
    Ryan Getzlaf (85) Calgary Hitmen
    Mike Richards (85) Kitchener Rangers
    Jeremy Colliton (85) Prince Albert Raiders
    Brent Burns (85) Minnesota Wild
    Stephen Dixon (85) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
    Nigel Dawes (85) Kootenay Ice
    Sidney Crosby (87) Rimouski Océanic

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    CZECH REPUBLIC

    Goaltenders
    Marek Schwarz (86) HC Sparta Praha

    Defence
    Ladislav Smid (86) HC Bili Tygri Liberec

    Forward
    Karel Hromas (86) HC Sparta Praha
    Radim Hruska (85) HC Vsetin
    Rostislav Olesz (85) HC Vitkovice
    Vojtech Polak (85) HC Energie Karylovy Vary
    Lukas Kaspar (85) HC Litvinov

    ----------------------------------------------------

    FINLAND

    Forward
    Arsi Piispanen (85) Jokerit
    Teemu Nurmi (85) Tappara
    Lauri Tukonen (86) Blues
    Patteri Nokelainen (86) SaiPa
    Masi Marjamaki (85) Moose Jaw Warriors

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    RUSSIA

    Defence
    Denis Ejov (85) Metallurg Novokuznetsk
    Dimitry Kosmachev (85) CSKA Moscow

    Forward
    Dimitry Pestunov (85) Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    Alexander Ovechkin (85) Dynamo Moscow
    Evgeny Malkin (86) Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    Grigory Shafigulin (85) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

    ---------------------------------------------------

    SLOVAKIA

    Goaltenders
    Jaroslav Halak (85) HC Slovan Bratislava

    Defence
    Juraj Liska (85) Acadie-Bathurst Titan
    Ivan Baranka (85) Everett Silvertips
    Andrej Meszaros (85) HC Dukla Trencin
    Milan Hruska (85) Prince Edward Island Rockets

    Forward
    Tomas Bulik (85) HC Kosice
    Stefan Blaho (85) Sudbury Wolves
    Branislav Fabry (85) HC Slovan Bratislava
    Stefan Ruzicka (85) Owen Sound Attack
    Vladimir Kutny (85) Quebec Remparts

    ---------------------------------------------------

    SWEDEN

    Goaltenders
    Magnus Ã…kerlund (86) HV 71

    Defence
    Johan Fransson (85) Luleå HF
    Alexander Täng (85) Västra Frölunda HC

    Forward
    Robert Nilsson (85) Leksands IF
    Johannes Salomonsson (86) Djurgården
    Loui Eriksson (85) Västra Frölunda HC

    ---------------------------------------------------

    SWITZERLAND

    Goaltenders
    Michael Tobler (85) EV Zug

    Defence
    Philippe Seydoux (85) Kloten

    Forward
    Gianni Ehrensperger (85) Kloten
    Peter Guggisberg (85) Davos
    Kevin Romy (85) Geneve-Servette
    Victor Stancescu (85) Kloten

    ---------------------------------------------------

    UNITED STATES

    Goaltenders
    Alvaro Montoya (85) University of Michigan

    Defence
    Ryan Suter (85) University of Wisconsin
    Jeff Likens (85) University of Wisconsin
    Matt Hunwick (85) University Of Michigan

    Forward
    Patrick O'Sullivan (85) Missassauga Ice Dogs
    Danny Fritsche (85) Columbus Blue Jackets
    Jake Dowell (85) University Of Wisconsin
    Drew Stafford (85) University Of North Dakota

    --------------------------------------------------------

    BELARUS

    Goaltenders
    Dzmitry Milchakou (86)
    Aliaksei Hrytsenka (85)

    Defence
    Yauhen Haranin (86)
    Viachaslau Shypila (85)
    Siarhei Kolasau (86)
    Siarhei Giro (85)
    Aliaksei Shahau (86)

    Forward
    Vadzim Karaha (85)
    Pavel Asmalouski (85)
    Siarhei Kukushkin (85)
    Konstantin Zakharov (85)
    Siarhei Kastsitsyn (87)
    Andrei Kastsitsyn (85)
    Artsiom Volkau (85)

    -------------------------------------

    GERMANY

    Goaltenders
    Thomas Greiss (86)

    Defence
    Raphael Kapzan (85)
    Frank Hordler (85)
    Tobias Draxinger (85)

    Forward
    Alexander Feistel (85)
    Ulrich Maurer (85)
    Fabio Carciola (85)
    Marcus Kink (85)
    Kai Hospelt (85)
    Andre Rankel (85)
    Thomas Schenkel (85)
    Florian Busch (85)

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  10. William H Bonney

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    Van, aren't the following also able to return for team USA:

    Matt Hunwick
    Jeff Likens
    Jake Dowell
    Drew Stafford

    Vicari is an 84.
     
  11. Yes, Vicari is...my bad via the IIHF's first published rosters.

    And you are correct on the rest as well (Likens was already on my list). They were all listed as 1984's when the IIHF first released rosters. I was banking on their information being accurate.
     
  12. Marc the Habs Fan

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    Stupid question but both Carter and Stewart turned 19 during the tourney, which means they'll turn 20 during next year's tourney..looks like they are still eligible but what is the cutoff date?
     
  13. Anybody born in 1985 or later is eligible for the 2005 World U20 Championship.
     
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    Team USA:

    Goalies
    Alvaro Montoya
    Gerald Coleman

    Defense
    Ryan Suter
    Jeff Likens
    Matt Hunwick
    AJ Thelen
    Casey Borer

    Forward
    Patrick O'Sullivan
    Dan Fritsche
    Jake Dowell
    Drew Stafford
    Ryan Callahan
    Adam Pineault
    TJ Hensick
    Robbie Schremp
    Josh Hennessy
    John Vigilante
    Robbie Earl

    Maybe Rabid Ranger or Cagney or the like could help finish, or adjust, my team.
     
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    The only name I could add off the top of my head is Mike Brown. I wonder if the CHL presence will be a little higher next year? A guy like Bobby Ryan would be a welcome addition.
     
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    Zach Fitzgerald out of the Seattle Thunderbirds might be a guy USA Hockey could look at for 2005 WJC. And if Dustin Byfuglien from the PG Cougars ever gets in shape he may get a look from USA Hockey this summer.
     
  17. That, and he needs to step up his game. He simply hasn't played to expectations this season. Also, he needs to get his head in the game. Hockey isn't life to Byfuglien, it never has been. It has always been a hobby for him. For Byfuglien to represent his country, hockey needs to become life for him.
     
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    I´d have to agree. BIG SCANDAL!!! I can´t understand HOW its possible to miss him. Instead Torgny decided to test players like Tobias Tschöp and David Fredriksson. OMG!

    Which channel btw did Calle comment about this:)
     
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    Even if they don't, I would be surprised if Burns was released again. I really, really doubt he'll be back.
     
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    Is next years tournament being played on International Ice or NHL Ice? Or somewhere inbetween?
    Is this guy related to Chris Houle?
     
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    Hey Van is that second Kastsitsyn on Belarus any relation to Andrei?
     
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    Canal Plus, of course. :)
     
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    These are a few guys who might make the team... (no OHL guys, but only because I don't follow them)

    Defense
    Matt Nickerson
    Jack Hillen
    Jack Johnson (stretch, he's an 87, but he's heavily hyped)

    Forward
    Darin Olver
    Chad Kolarik
    Kevin Porter
    Chris Borque
    Tom Frische
    Jack Skille (87, stretch)

    your picks are pretty good. I don't think Hennessy will get picked, and I think the US is going to tell Schremp to stuff it.
     
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    I'd like to see a guy like Bobby Ryan make the USA squad, they won't be as strong as they were this year, so if he keeps at his current pace he should be able to crack the lineup.
     
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