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

    S E P H @SEPH_WHL

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    Bender and I both had him fairly high if I remember correctly, he reminds me a lot of Aho 2.0 even if he doesn't possess all the dynamic talent that Aho has. Still a fantastic player though.

    You want to know who has a crazy record? Look at the San Jose Sharks drafted team. They have more 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th rounders on their team than 1st rounders that they drafted. They have to be one of the worst 1st round and best 7th round drafting teams ever seen in any sports. It is simply crazy and it seems they got another fantastic sixth rounder in Chmelevski. Not only that, but their other 7th rounder Blichfield currently leads the WHL in points.

    Just look for yourself here...
    Elite Prospects - Players drafted by San Jose Sharks

    That tells me their regional scouts are simply unbelievable while their head scout/GM is terrible. If they were able to hit some of their 1st rounds like Rantanen over Meier along with others, we're seeing a Detroit Red Wings type of empire here. Not saying they would've won Cups, but would've been able to stay competitive for decades'.

    Love him and he's a genuine centre which Kakko ultimately couldn't accomplish (doesn't mean he's bad, but should be a winger in the NHL). Easily top 5 along with Lafreniere, Byfield, Rossi, and Gunler. Finland has another pretty good one for next year too in Simontaival, however, 2020 is Sweden's time to shine with the triple headed-monster in Gunler, Holtz, and Raymond. There could be a good chance that all three could find themselves in the top 10 when everything is said and done.

    This Finland's team would've single-handily smoked out this competition if they had their two NHLers too. Not sure if it was "their year", there really wasn't one standout nation and showed that it was a dud in terms of overall talent. Don't get me wrong because there was some fantastic underager talent, but holy smokes the 1999 year wasn't very good except for Russia (who lost due to depth).
     
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    Lol.
     
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    Loser of losers?
     
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    Who hurt you?
     
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    BleedWell Registered User

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    Relax maaan.
    If you're hurt doesn't mean everybody else is too.
     
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    Foppberg Registered User Sponsor

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    Your trolling game has really petered out the past few months. Unsustainable PDO.
     
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    Thanks for the review.
    Other thing that I'm glad about is that you finally also joined Kakko>Hughes club.
     
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    Nah, Kakko is the next Puljujarvi.
     
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    CobraAcesS De Opresso Liber Sponsor

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    Quick, someone video tape him eating Pizza so we can be sure that is not the case.

    Kakko steps into the Avs interview; "Look we got you some pizza."
     
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    Hughes is the next Yakupov Bust wise. I'd rather have Pulju.
     
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    Someone had to challenge you to up your troll game didn't they?
     
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    I just hope we stay as far as possible from Hughes. He will play and look like a fifteen year old five years from now. Even Peter Pan has no chance against this kiddie league toddler.
     
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    Like this guy?
     
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    If you didn't know he is not a C.
    But that is a funny picture:DD

    I'd rather have
    Landy-Mac-Rants
    X-Compher-Kakko
    than
    Landy-Mac-Rants
    X-Hughes-Compher

    The latter one would be a turnover machine. Five goals to opponents every night guaranteed.
     
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    Looking at Hughes, I'm scared he gets battered badly in the NHL. I prefer Kakko, because of the size and strength. He will be similar to Barkov/Rantanen. That's fine by me..
     
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    I really don't care who we get, Kakko or Hughes. Both will be elite talents, whether it be at centre or wing. It's free so I'm happy.
     
  17. BleedWell

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    At the end of the day, same here.
     
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    Most likely we will get 4th pick anyway. (Even If Ottawa finishes LAST).
     
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    Exactly when other posters start to catch on you have to re-evaluate your trolling system..
     
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    Same here but even that skeleton dwarf would make a big boost to that miserable second line of ours.
     
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    Just can't help yourself eh? Lol.
     
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    Lol.
    I'd rather have Kakko but Hughes would be almost just as fine.
     
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    Not sure I understand. The last place team has the highest odds to get the 1st pick in the draft lottery. Am I missing something who has higher odds to get it?
     
  24. Pierce Hawthorne

    Pierce Hawthorne Formerly Avsare1

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    I get closer and closer to using the ignore feature for the first time ever with every passing day. :laugh:
     
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    Everyone not in the playoffs has a chance to win but at 18.5% AVs have the greatest chance to win the lottery.
     

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