Prospect Info: 2018 WJC Thread - Alexeyev (RUS), Fehérváry (SVK), Geisser (SUI)

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  1. Dr John Carlson

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    Lack of Caps action over this Christmas break has me itching to watch probably the most enjoyable non-Washington hockey until the postseason, the annual World Juniors. Getting some primetime games this year as the tournament is held in BC.

    Three Capitals prospects taking part this season, and they're all defensemen who should be the anchors on their respective teams' bluelines.

    Alexander Alexeyev, Russia (30th, 2018)
    Martin Fehérváry, Slovakia (46th, 2018)
    Tobias Geisser, Switzerland (120th, 2017)

    Switzerland plays tomorrow at 1 PST, Slovakia plays tomorrow at 3:30 PST. Russia gets started Thursday at 1 PST.
     
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    Nice. I love this tournament and can't wait to see our guys play. Also can't wait to see LaFreniere and the Hughes.

    From the Athletic on our guys:

     
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    Three top pairing defenders on their respective clubs. Should all see a boatload of ice time.
     
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    Glad we got some players in the tournament this year
     
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    Also this:

     
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    I just noticed Martin Fehervary is the Team Slovakia captain. :thumbu:

    He's played very well so far, very noticeable in a good way.
     
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    Fehervary had the puck go through him on the 2nd period opening faceoff to give up a breakaway and got called for a penalty shot but in slomo it looked like a good play. Was the focal point of their power play and looked to camp out in the slot there.
     
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    Alexeyev called for a penalty where it looked like the Czech dove over AA's stick ... seemed like a weak call.

    And Russia scores a shorty on the ensuing PK.
     
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    Alexyev has not looked good
     
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    ...and yet...



    His fluidity doesn't look great at times but he's got a really active defensive stick and pretty solid instincts. He had some better offensive action in the third period during 4-on-4 play. He hasn't been as good as the Super Series early on but that was a slower pace and it's still pretty early on.
     
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    He also recently came back from an injury, so...
     
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    Alexeyev I think has 3 minors in 2 games, at least 2 were iffy, it’s good the coach still trusts him.
     
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    Defensively I liked him. As you mentioned active stick but also good at pinning opponents along the boards.
     
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    Alexeyev is a very smart player that much is evident. Skill stuff will be taught instincts not so much.

    Fehevary has been really good, like I follow prospects a lot and I was not expecting it, good.

    They both just turned 19.

    Love that the Caps have an alternate captain and a captain represented.
     
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    I don't like the way AA has been used so far. He had the best looks on the PP but then seemingly taken off it. Maybe coach is trying to feel things out but yeah.
     
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    Down 4-0 with 10:30 left , down 4-2 with 36 seconds left, USA comes back only to lose in OT to Sweden :(
     
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    Sweden's streak is alive
     
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    Alexeyev with the ppg
     
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    Goal, assist, plus one.

    He takes offensive chances for sure, you can tell he loves to be a part of the offense, but seems smart enough to cover up for his aggressiveness (at this level).
     
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    After three games Alexander Alexeyev has 1 G 3 A 4P +6.

    With 4 points he is the best scoring D of the tournament. His +6 +/- is fifth best of the tournament with only Brett Leason (C), Barrett Hayton (C), Evan Bouchard (D) and Morgan Frost (C) have +7.

    Russia vs Canada tomorrow.
     
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    Alexeyev doing a strong Volchenkov impersonation so far.
     
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    I know many aren't watching but man was Alexeyev good tonight. Uses the body when necessary, smart first pass every time, lots of poise. His work on that final Canadian PP was epic.

    Only issue I have so far is his positioning could be better. That will come.
     

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