Ducks Prospects at the WJCs

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    A handful of future Ducks figure to play prominent roles on their respective teams at this year's WJCs...

    Perttu Lindgren - As the result of an injury (tendonitis) to fellow Ducks prospect Petteri Nokelainen, the Tampere native figures to center Finland's top line at the WJCs, with Lauri Korpikoski and Lauri Tukonen on the wings. Lindgren has enjoyed a successful first season in the SM-Liiga, with 15 points in 31 games for hometown Ilves.

    Teemu Laakso - The second-youngest member of this year's Team Finland (the youngest being Jesse Joensuu). Laakso has been taking a regular shift for HIFK this season, and figures to be the Finns' top defenseman in Vancouver.

    Jack Johnson - The guy drafted after Sidney Crosby. After his highly controversial omission from last year's WJC roster, Johnson figures to anchor the Americans' blueline in 2006. In the midst of his freshman campaign at the University of Michigan, Johnson is currently second in scoring to Phil Kessel among NCAA freshmen.

    Kevin Porter - Another pupil of Red Berenson's at Michigan, Porter played a vital role for Team USA at last year's WJCs, playing on the first line alongside Patrick O'Sullivan and Phil Kessel. Porter will once again be counted on for his effort and leadership, and figures to be wearing a 'C' or an 'A' for the Americans in 2006.

    Magnus Akerlund - After being left off of last year's roster, Akerlund appears to have the edge on the starting spot in net for Team Sweden at this year's WJCs. Although Akerlund has seen spot duty for HV71 over the past couple of seasons, he has yet to earn a full-time job in the Elitserien.
     
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    Thats Bobby Ryan :eek:
     
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    Not in our draft! ;)

    What does that Brian Burke guy know, anyhow? This GM would've gotten more for Sergei Fedorov than a bag of pucks!
     
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    One of those pucks was a steal though:

    Francois Beauchemin, a defenceman, has nine points in 13 games since the trade and plays on their top pairing. On the other hand, Fedorov has five points in 14 games since the deal.

    It's no coincidence that I point this out because Beauchemin belongs to me in the HFNHL. ;)
     
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    :innocent: it's a shame i wasn't around for the entry draft :(
     
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