2004 IIHF WJHC First Team All-Stars?

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    I was just wondering who all of you think will be on the 2004 IIHF WJHC First Team All-Stars? Also, who do you think will take the MVP of the tournament. These are my selections:

    MVP - Zach Parise (USA)
    Best Forward - Zach Parise (USA)
    Best Defenceman -
    Best Goaltender -

    2004 IIHF First Team All-Stars
    Goaltender -
    Defence - Sami Lepisto (Finland), Dion Phaneuf (Canada)
    Forwards - Zach Parise (USA), Anthony Stewart (Canada),

    I have left off the goaltender spot for both the First Team All-Stars and the best goaltender in the tournament because it is virtually a toss up between the many goalies. No goalie has really stood out in this tournament, but hopefully by the Gold Medal Game, there will be a goalie who steals a game for their team. Fleury (Canada), Montoya (USA), Schwarz (Czech Republic), and Toivonen (Finland). I think the front-runner is Alvaro Montoya. Fleury hasn't looked like the same goaltender from last year's tournament. Statistically, Hannu Toivonen doesn't have great stats. However, I don't know if Montoya has been really tested, so I guess we will see in the Semi-finals, since Finland did beat USA in the exhibition and Montoya was pulled. So it will be interesting.

    As for the best defenceman, I think that will be up for grabs, statistically, Lepisto has the inside track. However, Phaneuf is feared by many in the tournament, though he hasn't really knocked the wind out of anyone yet. Also, I can't forget Team USA's D-men, maybe one of them will finally jump out. Well, I will definitely get a chance to watch their team tomorrow (Double Header on TSN).

    Lastly, I have lefted off a spot for the forwards on the First Team All-Stars, once again that is up for grabs and I honestly have no idea who will take that spot. Ovechkin? Hudler? Werner? Dawes?
     
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    MVP: So far Zach Parise
    Best Forward: Zach Parise
    Best Defenseman: Dion Phaneuf
    Best Goaltender: Al Montoya

    First Team Allstars:
    Goalie-Al Montoya
    Defensemen-Sami Lepisto-Dion Phanuef
    Forwards-Anthony Stewart-Zach Parise-Sergie Anshankov
     
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    At this point I would have the top 3 forwards as Parise, Stewart, and Filppula. However, I believe on the actual all-star team they pick a center, left wing, and right wing, so it definitely won't end up being those 3.
     
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    I've heard a few people state that Semin was Russia's best player...However he's the one who threw the blind pass up the middle that was picked off for the winning goal..or so I understand. So hopefully something like that(yeah it's horrible but the save sounds very makeable) wont take away his recognition.
     
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    I think with two games left per team (Canada, Finland, USA, Czech Republic) in the tournament, it'd be too early to predict anything, other then the way Parise's played.
     
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