GDT: 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships

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Who are you looking forward to the most if they represent their country?

  1. Canada: Shane Bowers, C [Avs - Trade]

    17.7%
  2. Canada: Alexis Lafreniere, LW [2020 Draft]

    4.4%
  3. Czechia: Martin Kaut, RW [Avs - 16th overall in 2018]

    31.9%
  4. Denmark: Mads Sogaard, G [2019 Draft]

    3.5%
  5. Finland: Kaapo Kakko, RW [2019 Draft]

    19.5%
  6. Finland: Sampo Ranta, LW [Avs - 78th overall in 2018]

    0.9%
  7. Russia: Nikolai Kovalenko, RW [Avs - 171st overall in 2018]

    6.2%
  8. Russia: Vitali Kravtsov, RW [Rags - 9th overall in 2018]

    2.7%
  9. Slovakia: Maxim Cajovic, RW [2019 Draft]

    1.8%
  10. Suisse: Valentinn Nussbaumer, C [2019 Draft]

    0.9%
  11. Sweden: Philip Broberg, D [2019 Draft]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Sweden: Erik Brannstrom, D [VGK - 15th overall in 2017]

    0.9%
  13. USA: Evan Barratt, C [Blackhawks - 90th overall in 2017]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. USA: Jack Hughes, C [2019 Draft]

    9.7%
  1. S E P H

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    Welcome to the 2019 IIHF Under 20 World Junior Championship Thread for us Avs fans!
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    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship Main
    Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia [Dec 26th through Jan 5th]

    Group A
    Canada: 9 points
    Czechia: 5 points
    Denmark: 0 points
    Russia: 12 points
    Switzerland: 4 points

    Group B

    Finland: 6 points
    Kazakhstan: 0 points
    Sweden: 11 points
    Slovakia: 3 points
    USA: 10 points

    Links

    IIHF - Home 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
    IIHF - Schedule and Results 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
    Elite Prospects - U20 World Junior Championship (WJC-20)
    NHL Network World Junior Championship Game Schedule

    Avs Players
    CAN: Shane Bowers, C [GP: 5 | 0 - 2 - 2p]
    CZE: Martin Kaut, RW [GP: 5 | 3 - 1 - 4p]
    RUS: Nikolai Kovalenko, RW [GP: 5 | 1 - 2 -3p]
    RUS: Danila Zhuravlyov, D [GP: 6 | 0 - 1 - 1p]


    Draft Eligible Players
    CAN: Alexis Lafrenière at eliteprospects.com (2020 Draft)
    DEN: Mads Søgaard at eliteprospects.com
    FIN: Ville Heinola at eliteprospects.com
    FIN: Kaapo Kakko at eliteprospects.com
    FIN: Anton Lundell at eliteprospects.com (2020 Draft)
    RUS: Vasili Podkolzin at eliteprospects.com
    SVK: Samuel Hlavaj at eliteprospects.com
    SWE: Philip Broberg at eliteprospects.com
    SWE: Samuel Fagemo at eliteprospects.com (OA)
    SUI: Nando Eggenberger at eliteprospects.com (OA)
    SUI: Valentin Nussbaumer at eliteprospects.com
    USA: Spencer Knight at eliteprospects.com
    USA: Jack Hughes at eliteprospects.com

    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship: Division 1 - Group A
    Location: Fussen, Germany
    Date: December 19th to 15th
    1. Germany: 14 points [PROMOTED]
    2. Belarus: 9 points
    3. Norway: 8 points
    4. Austria: 5 points
    5. France: 3 points [Relegated]

    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship: Division 1 - Group B
    Location: Tychy, Polska
    Date: December 8th to 14th
    1. Slovenia: 13 points [PROMOTED]
    2. Polska: 10 points
    3. Hungary: 10 points
    4. Italia: 6 points
    5. Ukraine: 5 points [Relegated]

    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship: Division 2 - Group A
    Location: Tallinn, Estonia
    Date: January 13th to 19th
    - Espana
    - Estonia
    - Great Britain
    - Korea
    - Lithuania
    - Romania

    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship: Division 2 - Group B
    Location: Zagreb, Croatia
    Date: January 15th to 21st
    - Belgium
    - Croatia
    - Israel
    - Mexico
    - Nederlands
    - Serbia

    U20 World Junior Hockey Championship: Division 3
    Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Date: January 14th to 20th
    - Australia
    - Bulgaria
    - China
    - Chinese Taipei
    - Iceland
    - New Zealand
    - South Africa
    - Turkey
     
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  2. AllAboutAvs

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    Kaut for me. I hope this tournament helps him take the next step like it did for Rants.
     
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    UncleRisto Not Great, Bob!

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    Kristian Vesalainen left NA for the KHL, and now he won't come over for the WJC, despite being a top-end player on the team.
     
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    Im looking forward to seeing how bright the future is going be for us in Kaapo Kakko
     
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    This guy gets it
     
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    I'd like to see Lafreniere make the team and play but not at the expense of Bowers.
     
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    Bower is still on the team?
     
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    Masters says Bowers is expected to be pretty safe and the final cut could be between Lafreniere, Entwistle, and Veleno.

    Yes.
     
  10. Makar to MacK

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    Can someone please tell me why Makar is not on team Canada? Are they saying he wouldn't make the team or is it cause he's in the NCAA?
     
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    Too old
     
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    He is older the 20? I thought he was only 19
     
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    You have to turn 20 in the year the tournament ends. Makar turned 20 this year.
     
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    AvsFanInMichigan “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

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    He just turned 20 in October
     
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    Oh thank you for clarifying that for me.
     
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    This will be the year Sweden loses their 44 games- and 11 year win streak in the group stages.
     
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    We should try and trade him. 20 years old, and not even in the NHL. Trade him while he still has some value.




    Seriously. Pretty crazy to think Girard is the same age. What a tank.
     
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    Kovalenko on the Russian 1st line, Denisenko-Kravtsov-Kovalenko.

    Not too bad for a 2018 6th rounder.
     
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    I'll preface this with saying I really, really like the Kovalenko pick and think highly of him as a prospect. That said, his dad and his power within Russian hockey has a ton to do with the opportunities Nikolai has.
     
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    No doubt about that, I love the WJC, but this year is looking like a dud for me (hope I am wrong). Just not a lot of talent to go around in certain European nations like Sweden and Finland (who are going to miss a ****ton of players due to playing in the NHL). Then you have USA and Russia who look extremely top heavy and a gap between the rest. At least Czechia on paper look decent and absolutely can grab a medal this year if coaching won't let them down. I thought Canada looked to be the deepest on paper in all three positions, but they too have made some questionable cuts (especially on defence) - Phillips and McIssac over PO Joseph is LOL-worthy to me. They should be favourites though, Dobson with Bouchard and Ian Scott in net is deadly.
     
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    Is Zhuravlyov effectively practicing on Russia's second pairing?

    Bowers seems to be penciled in as Canada's 4th line defensive center. I would expect that he will receive some PK time as well.
     
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    For fellow bluenosers
     
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    Shane Bowers looks like a crew member on a fishing boat. I can tell by looking at his face that hes a hard worker haha.
     
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    henchman24 Mr. Meeseeks

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    You have to start wondering if Vilardi is ever gonna be fully healthy again. At his age, he shouldn't have nearly the back issues he does... I can't imagine it being a pretty picture in 5 or 10 years.
     

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