Players i U-20 World Championschip

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  1. dwightkurt

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    Wich player should we keep a oye one in the U-20 World Championschip this year.
    Nicklas Bäckström from Sweden is one. But who else?

    Is Sidney Crosby going to play for Canada?
    And i also wounder, is Nicklas Bergfors, New Jersey Devils going to avablie for the swedish team?

    Sorry for my bad english.
     
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    Crosby is a little busy with the NHL so he obviously wont be there. As far as drafted players go, for Canada the defense is where i think i would focus with Bourdon, Staal, Parent etc. For USA i would pay special attention to the Johnsons and Okposo. Frolik and Tlusty are two czech's to keep an eye on.
     
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    Off the top of my head.....

    Canada --- Staal, Toews, Brassard, Bourdon, Parent, Cogliano
    Czech Republic --- Hanzal, Tlusty, Frolik, Kindl, Pavalec, Kana
    Finland --- Rask, Laakso, Lindgren, Joensuu,
    Russia --- Varlamov, Zubov, Krysanov, Buravchikov, Makarov
    Slovakia --- Bartanus, Mihalik, Simek, Skokan
    Sweden --- Backstrom, Bergfors, Hjalmarsson, Berglund, Pettersson
    USA --- Johnson & Johnson, Ryan, Mueller, Skille, Lee
     
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    My top 3 favorites have to be Sweden Canada and USA...Sweden ran over Czech, Russia and Finland at the u20 four nations tourney this past weekend without Bergfors or Backstrom.
     
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    Agreed on all three.

    I have it like this right now:

    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Sweden
     
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    For the U.S. I'd keep an eye on Pat Kane, who could have a big role offensively-especially if Phil Kessel stays with Boston.
     
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    I think the Czechs are being overlooked.
    They've got some serious depth at forward (Frolik, Hanzal, Tlusty, Kana, Kalus, Voracek, Pospisil, Sobotka, Repik, Fiala). Pavalec is good in goal too.
     
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    Germany's roster should be the best they had in years, if not a decade. Even though they lost the best goalie prospect this country had in the recent past (Thomas Greiss).

    Not that they have any real chance, but if they can surprise someone it would be this time, because the following age-groups aren't quite as good.
     
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    Ran over? Finland lost by one goal to the Czechs and Sweden and on penalties to Russia. Finland was without Rask and Lindgren and Laakso got injured in the Sweden game so he missed a part of that game and the last game against Russia.

    And it's a fact that those one goal games could've easily gone the other way had Rask been in net.

    Lindgren would've helped the scoring.


    I didn't think Sweden was that impressive. Russia disappointed me, I don't know who they are missing from their possible WJC team, but if they aren't missing anyone, I think Russia might not even finish in the top 4 this year.
     
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    While we finnished second in the tournament, there we no trully significant absences. The roster will be tweaked for the World Juniors with some forwards making room for other "on the bubble" forwards, but that was basically it. Hopefully Bumagin and Trukhno are included, and make a difference... but team Russia is definitely not a favourite.
     
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    Brassard won't be there since he's out for almost all the season due to an injury. And you forgot Okposo for team USA!;)
    Oh! And Simek play for the Swiss team not Slovakia.
     
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