WJC: 2020 Team USA Roster Talk

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  1. Pavel Buchnevich

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    Knight, Rowe, York, Thrun, Turcotte, Zegras, Caufield, Boldy, Beecher. I think thats the most players from the U18 squad that could make it. There's a chance 2-3 of those players don't make it. Thats 9 players, so it won't be mostly players from this year's U18 squad.
     
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    Knight
    Wolf
    Saville

    Samuelsson-Wilde
    Miller-Emberson
    Vlasic-York
    Demin

    Farabee-Zegras-Wahlstrom
    Caufield-Turcotte-Kaliyev
    Boldy-Drury-McLaughlin
    Gruden-Pivonka-Brink
    Jenkins
     
  3. AmericanDream

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    a lot of options here, a number of players will enter the mix that we haven't even included, always happens. this is one of the deeper goups I have seen at nearly every position. not having Hughes is definitely a let down, but we need a few others to step up and take some big roles here. so much skill at the forward level, I think we can get by with not a lot 00's there as long as we go with skill.

    Farabee, Wall-E and Drury will be dominating NCAA players by then, they will make this group look even deeper. McLaughlin, Hall and Wise are prime targets for players rising up the ranks and earning spots here.

    just so much overall talent hard to f*** this up lol
     
  4. Dodospice

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    Obviously I’m banking on Wise having a better season next year, he probably won’t but for now I’ll roll the dice on him. 3rd goalie doesn’t matter, maybe you bring Commesso to give him experience but he’d be the 3rd goalie for 2 years most likely.

    Farabee- Turcotte- Wahlstrom
    Boldy- Zegras- Caufield
    Kaliyev- Drury- Brink
    McLaughlin- Jenkins- Janicke
    Wise

    Miller- Emberson
    Samuelsson- Wilde
    Demin- Regula
    York

    Knight
    Wolf
    Saville
     
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    U18 squad is rolling.

     
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    Got to be the favorites right?
     
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    Farabee and Wahlstrom have the option of playing in the AHL next year
     
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    Blake McLaughlin has started to figure out the college game recently. Hope he keeps it up and makes a strong push for this team next year.
     
  9. Pavel Buchnevich

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    AHL teams can't refuse to release players to the WJC anymore.
     
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    Stranges (02 Forward) and Regula(00 D man) from London may have a shot to crack the US lineup...more likely Regula though....Solid two way D man Detroit 3rd rounder
     
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    I don't think Stranges does. Draft-eligibles almost never make the roster. Two did this year, but Hughes is projected 1OA and Knight is equivalent level for a goalie. Top 5-10 projected picks like Turcotte, Zegras, Boldy didn't even get called into the final camp. I doubt Stranges will make it next year, although he might be our best 2020 draft prospect.

    I think Regula has a good chance. We don't return any right shots, so there will definitely be spots open. I tend to think Emberson and Wilde are ahead of him for a spot, but if we take three right-shots, he should be next. To me, the defense seems pretty straight-forward. A lot of good candidates, but it doesn't seem to be as wide open as this year was. Samuelsson, Miller, Emberson, Wilde, York, Regula and Thrun. Shouldn't be much more to it than that.

    However, Regula's situation almost reminds me of Joey Keane's, the player London just acquired. Should've made the team, but a few NCAA guys who aren't currently better than him have really good starts to the season, and he gets left off. USA Hockey prefers the NCAA guys. If its between a gamble in the NCAA's having a good season and a CHL guy, they'll take the gamble in the NCAA's. I hope USA Hockey learns from that when choosing the roster next year. St. Ivany over Keane was an awful decision, and I would've also picked Keane over Miller. Miller is the better prospect, but Keane was more likely to help the team this year.
     
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    Farabee - Turcotte - Wahlstrom
    Boldy - Zegras - Wise
    Caufield - Drury - Brink
    Gruden - Beecher - Kaliyev

    McLaughlin/Donovan/Robertson
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    York - Samuelsson
    Miller - Wilde
    Thrun - Emberson
    Regula
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    Knight
    Wolf
    Saville/Rowe
     
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    I dont know anymore, thankfully all those videos in the Jack Hughes is a bum thread has really excited me that he will be here next year not dominating as usual.
     
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    good looking group, I will say this - Sean Farrell has been impressing me more and more.. a late 01 but the kid can play it any way you like and IMO has a serious chance at this team..I would put him here over Gruden thought I understand why you have Gruden there..
     
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    He's impressed me too. Small player but isn't afraid to go to the dirty areas and has pretty good skill and IQ. With this team in particular, it really is anyone's guess after the first couple lines. USA usually takes older players so I figured Gruden will have a good shot over Farrell but who knows at this point.
     
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    Defensemen I want are York, Miller, Samuelsson, Wilde, Thrun, Regula and Demin.
     
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    Nobody that actually matters agrees. Every NHL level evaluator has him as a runaway #1 still, he will be in the show. Hopefully in Detroit in my case.:laugh::naughty:

    I still think we have a gold medal caliber team next year. I love our one two punch at center even without Hughes.
     
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    Anyone think Farabee will go pro after his college season ends?
     
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    I hope not...
     
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    Leave Samuelsson home.
     
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    Not including the greatest line ever Farabee, Hughes, Wahlstrom:

    Caufield Tourcotte Kaliyev
    Boldy Zegras Brink
    Robertson Farinacci Mastrosimone
    Checking Line: Drury Beecher Moynihan
    Donovan/Wise

    Regula Johnson
    Helleson York
    Demin Vlasic
    Wilde

    Knight

    idk if the defensive pairings are right I just picked a bunch of names from the mock draft honestly
     
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    I have a hard time seeing why he wouldn't.
     
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    Yeah he's having a better year than Tkachuk did, and Tkachuk has adjusted to the NHL just fine. If i were to bet I'd say he's in the NHL, but I sure hope not.
     
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    Two words, college girls.
     
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