Who caught your eye?

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  1. andersej

    andersej Registered User

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    Hockeys Future has an article on standout players at the WJC, bringing up names like Schenn, Tarasenko, Ellis and Campbell.

    While there's no arguing these players were standouts, I'm wondering who caught your eye at the tournament. Perhaps players that you didn't know much if anything about before the tournament. It could be just little things that you noticed that makes you think the kid is going to be a good player.

    To get things started I would like to mention Czech Antonin Honejsek who looked like a creative player to me and Swede Jesper Fasth who was effective as a hard working forward. And Russian Nikita Dvurechensky - for his goal in the final alone.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch nearly as many games as I would have liked so I would like to hear your oppinion.
     
  2. The Vinstar

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    Patrick Cehlin was impressive.

    I went and saw a Swiss vs Slovaks game and despite cheering for Nino and Sven all game, this Panik kid on the Slovaks was impressive.
     
  3. I second Patrick Celin.

    Ryan Johansen and Justin Faulk were also pretty good.
     
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    Joel Armia and Pulkkinen really impressed me. Faulk and Vatanen as well.
     
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    Panarin scored two in the final, returned to Russia and played really really good in the KHL.
     
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    Cehlen for sweden
    panerin and kuznetsov for russia
    bartchi for switzerland
     
  7. FinHockey

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    Miikka Salomäki. I didn't think much of him before the tournament but he ended up with more points than Armia.
     
  8. WTFetus

    WTFetus Marlov

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    Ryan Johansen
    Charlie Coyle
    Kyle Palmieri
     
  9. Juxtaposer

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    Agreed on Cehlin, completely agreed on Panik, he was fun to watch.
     
  10. Gorgeous George

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    Foligno was outstanding for Canada. Won't be long before we see him playing in Buffalo.

    Also, C. Klingberg for Sweden was fantastic. Showed bursts of speed, great hits, and was always an offensive threat.
     
  11. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Kuznetsov. I've seen he has talent. didn't know he had this much. Pretty crazy.
     
  12. fly4apuckguy

    fly4apuckguy Mr. Old School

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    Orlov, the Russian defensman. Impressive player.
     
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    Conz, Pulkinnen, Batrschi, Pestoni, Campbell, Ortio and Schenn.

    Love that Conz proved to everyone that last year he wasen't lucky, it's just skill :D ;)
     
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    Definitely. A game-breaking offensive defenceman with great poise.

    Will make a huge impact in Washington.
     
  15. Darrelle Lundqvist

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    I thought that line of Kreider Coyle and Palmieri was usa's best line by far. I didn't know of Fasth before the tournament and i thought both Kuznetsov and Tarensenko we unreal.
     

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