Canada U23 Team

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  1. Bravid Nonahan

    Bravid Nonahan carlylol = القسوة

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    Here's my take:

    Duchene (91)-Stamkos (90)-Giroux (88)
    Benn (89)-Toews (88)-Tavares (90)
    Lucic (88)-Staal (88)-Simmonds (88)
    Kane (91)-Couture (89)-Sutter (88)
    Perron (89)

    Doughty (89)-Myers (90)
    Subban (89)-Schenn (89)
    Alzner (89)-Pietrangelo (90)
    Demers (88)

    Mason (88)
    Reimer (88)
    Bernier (88)

    Obviously some players are playing out of their natural positions.

    Feel free to post other countries' rosters too.
     
  2. cheerupmurray

    cheerupmurray Registered User

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    Swedens team are not that amazing. Probably some good player missing.

    Goalies
    Anders Lindbäck (1988)
    Jhonas Enroth (1988)
    Eddie Läck (1988)
    HM: Markström, Lehner

    Defensemen
    Erik Karlsson (1990)
    Victor Hedman (1990)
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson (1991)
    Mattias Ekholm (1990)
    David Rundblad (1990)
    Tim Erixon (1991)
    Sebastian Erixon (1989)
    HM: A. Larsson, Urbom, Berglund, Erik Gustafsson

    Forwards:
    Patrik Berglund (1988)
    Mikael Backlund (1989)
    Oscar Möller (1989)
    Magnus Pääjärvi (1991)
    Mattias Tedenby (1990)
    Jacob Josefson (1991)
    Marcus Johansson (1990)
    Marcus Krüger (1990)
    Jakob Silfverberg (1990)
    Simon Hjalmarsson (1989)
    Anton Rödin (1990)
    Gustav Nyquist (1989)

    HM: Lander, Petersson, Ullström, Järnkrok, Lundh, J.Andersson, Hagelin
     
  3. Nullus Reverentia

    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    Steven Stamkos ('90) - John Tavares A ('90) -Claude Giroux ('88)
    Jamie Benn ('89) - Jonathan Toews C ('88) - Jeff Skinner ('92)
    David Perron ('89) - Jordan Staal ('88) - Evander Kane ('91)
    Milan Lucic ('88) - Matt Duchene ('91) - Logan Couture ('89)
    Taylor Hall ('91)

    Drew Doughty A ('89) - Luke Schenn ('89)
    Tyler Myers ('90) - Karl Alzner ('89)
    P.K Subban ('89) - Alex Pietrangelo ('90)
    Ryan Ellis ('91)

    Steve Mason ('88)
    Jonathan Bernier ('88)
    Mark Visentin ('92)

    *(Anyone who hadn't turned 23 by Dec 31st 2010)
     
  4. William H Bonney

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    Team USA:

    Forwards (x13):

    James van Reimsdyk ('89) - Derek Stepan ('90) - Patrick Kane ('88)
    Max Pacioretty ('88) - Colin Wilson ('89) - Kyle Okposo ('88)
    Chris Kreider ('91) - Blake Geoffrion ('88) - Rhett Rakhshani ('88)
    Jeremy Morin ('91) - Kyle Palmieri ('91) - Nick Palmieri ('89)
    Andy Miele ('88)

    Defense (x8):

    Cam Fowler ('91) - John Carlson ('90)
    Ryan McDonagh ('89) - Erik Johnson('88)
    Kevin Shattenkirk ('89) - Jamie McBain ('88)
    Zach Bogosian ('90) - Jonathon Blum ('89)

    HM: Nick Leddy ('91)

    Goalies (x3):

    Jeremy Smith ('89)
    Thomas McCollum ('89)
    John Muse ('88)

    HM: Jack Campbell ('92)

    ....Great, great defense. Goalies suck. Forwards will look good probably against everyone but Canada's group. I'm sure I could tweak this a bit if I really investigated it but this seems close enough. The '87 class for American players was a pretty big one though and they're just outside the cutoff.
     
  5. LeafsFan4281

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    lol @ Mark Visentin
     
  6. Juzmo

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    All I can say is that team Finland would pretty pathetic. Decent goaltending, but then it gets bad.

    Edit. I'll see if I am brave enough to post the roster.
     
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  7. Nullus Reverentia

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    Shake things up.
     
  8. joe89

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    Looking at Cheerupmurrays' list which I agree with, our lack of -88 and -89 born players hurt us in making a "competitive" U23 team. But give us two years when -90 is the cutoff and it will look really good.
     
  9. Pajicz

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    I'll try Finland, maybe you can have some changes then?

    Player (NHL team/rights owner)

    Goaltenders:
    Mikko Koskinen (1988) (New York Islanders)
    Riku Helenius (1988) (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    Atte Engren (1988) (Nashville Predators)

    Defensemen:
    Sami Vatanen (1991) (Anaheim Ducks)
    Jyri Niemi (1990) (New York Rangers)
    Joonas Lehtivuori (1988) (Philadelphia Flyers)
    Mikko Kousa (1988)
    Joonas Jalvanti (1988)
    Veli-Matti Vittasmäki (1990)
    Jesse Jyrkkiö (1989)

    Forwards:
    Teemu Hartikainen (1990) (Edmonton Oilers)
    Teemu Pulkkinen (1992) (Detroit Red Wings)
    Mikael Granlund (1992) (Minnesota Wild)
    Joel Armia (1993) (2011 draft eligible)
    Joonas Donskoi (1992) (Florida Panthers)
    Erik Haula (1991) (Minnesota Wild)
    Eero Elo (1990) (Former Wild prospect)
    Niclas Lucenius (1989) (Former Thrashers prospect)
    Juuso Puustinen (1988) (Former Flames prospect)
    Toni Rajala (1991) (Edmonton Oilers)
    Antti Tyrväinen (1989)
    Julius Junttila (1991)

    Only two (Koskinen and Hartikainen) eligible Finns playing in NHL at the moment. Finland's situation is similar to Sweden, because we don't have many (good) 88 and 89-born prospects.
     
  10. Juzmo

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    Changes in bold.

    Though about what kind of a team it would make and made some decision by that. Hopefully noone really good is missing.

    Ps. A U24 would be so much better for Finland.
     
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  11. Pajicz

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    Agreed. Following players, which are born in 1987, would be available:

    Tuukka Rask
    Mikko Lehtonen
    Jori Lehterä
    Leo Komarov
    Jonas Enlund
    Jesse Joensuu
    Teemu Laakso
    Perttu Lindgren
    ...and probably many more.
     
  12. QMJHLfollower

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    Solid team, but why Visentin over Reimer?
     
  13. 23 is a really odd age..
     
  14. Nullus Reverentia

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    Third string goalie doesn't play anyway, so why not.
     
  15. joe89

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    Not really, many sports use U23 as the last young age before seniors.
     
  16. The Saw Is the Law

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    Our -88, -89, -90 and -91 sucks. This is not fair thread for Finland!!! :sarcasm:

    -87 is pretty good group but only NHL'er is Tuukka Rask. :help:
    -92 and later looks promising but you never know...
     
  17. cheerupmurray

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    Sweden would also love to include 87's. Probably missing some players but here goes:

    NHL
    Niklas Bäckström
    Patric Hörnqvist
    Niklas Hjalmarsson
    Niclas Bergfors
    Tom Wandell
    Linus Omark
    Mattias Ritola

    AHL
    Andreas Enqvist (some NHL-games)
    Fredrik Petterson
    Andreas Thuresson (played 20+ NHL-games)

    SEL
    Lots of good forwards born this year like:
    Patrik Zackrisson
    Mattias Sjögren

    That's a pretty awesome year for swedish forwards
     
  18. cheerupmurray

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    Yeah the -88 and -89 born don't appear in big numbers in SEL and SEL-2 either. Even though they did very well in u-20 wjc they are not really strong year groups. (well they are superstrong compared to the dark times of swedish hockey development like the -82 or -83 crop).
     
  19. Juzmo

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    Plus Joensuu.
     
  20. B Boarding

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    I guess Hat Trick Dick is the most prominent missing. On defense Junland and Ahnelov are worth mentioning.
     
  21. ronnyweed

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    I think excluding '87 was to make it fair by having no crosby

    honest question, how often in the NHL are the players assigned to shut down crosby younger than him, and more importantly do they succeed?
     
  22. Hanji

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    1987 is excluded is because there's really no U-24 tournament in any large sport.
     

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