My top 10 U20 2011 forward

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  1. Bibeen

    Bibeen Registered User

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    It's my opinion about the performance of the best player of the U20 2011 tournament.

    1) Brayden Schenn
    2) Ryan Johansen
    3) Jesper Fasth
    4) Maxim Kitsyn
    5) Joonas Donskoi
    6) Yevgeni Kuznetsov
    7) Vladimir Tarasenko
    8) Teemu Pulkkinen
    9) Patrick Cehlin
    10) Nick Bjugstad

    What do you think about it?
     
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    Torts Dont Doubt the Trout

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    ill do a quick top 5 forwards

    1. Schenn
    2. Kuznetsov
    3. Johansen
    4. Coyle
    5. Ashton/Cizikas

    first 3 are given

    but i feel Coyle played well when he had to, the whole team struggled against canada so who can blame him if he had an off game, seemed like their best forward tho

    and for Ashton/Cizikas, i feel these guys were the 2 most underrated forwards for Canada coming into the tourny. Everytime they are out there they take time and space away from opposition and control the boards
     
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    I like you pointing out Fasth for a 6th round pick he played exceptionally well but, wasn't there best forward. Cehlin and Lander were clearly Sweden's two best forwards and then you could argue Larsson or Klingberg for the 3rd spot. However Fasth played really good, showed lots of speed and decent hands but, he wasn't on Sweden's top line, in overtime agaisnt Russia he only got one shift. I assume he played a 3rd line role but, he was good enough to be a top 6 forward for Sweden, don't think he got played like one.
     
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    I think you have Tarasenko several spots too low...
     
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    Yeah, that was the other beef I had with the rankings Tarasenko played better then, Kuznetsov and Kitsyn for most the tournament.

    Here is my top 10:

    1)Schenn
    2)Johansen
    3)Tarasenko
    4)Lander
    5)Kuznetsov
    6)Kitsyn
    7)Cehlin
    8)Coyle
    9)Pulkkinen
    10)Bjugstad/Panik
     
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    Well, Fasth wasn't the best of Sweden team, but I prefer his style than Lander and Cehlin and it's why i putted him higher than Cehlin but yes, Cehlin was maybe the best. Lander was a deception, according to me...
     
  7. 4Isles4*

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    I Knew Schenn was good but Johanson impressed the hell out of me...
     
  8. Bibeen

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    Yea, he's a big guys who know how to use his body to his advantage. According to me, he's the next Jeff Carter.
     
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    Wow, no mention of Richard Panik? The kid was great for the Slovak's and had 7 goals and 9 points in 6 games.
     
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    Yeah but he scored 4 goals agaisnt Norway...
     
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    It also doesn't help Panik that he was on the relegation side.
     
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    Yep, that's right
     
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    I like to think Howden will be the next Carter.
     
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    Actually, i prefer Johansen than Howden...
     
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    From what I saw Tarasenko was the best player in the tournament by a landslide.

    The only forward I noticed with genuine super star ability.
     
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    Sorry but with that U20 final, Kuznetsov is way better than him... Kitsyn impressed me alot too and can be ahead of Tarasenko...
     
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    Agree.
     

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