WJC Impact players???

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    Hey Guys,

    With the WJC tournament quickly approaching, I was wondering what players we should be keeping an eye on. Of course there are some obvious choices: FLEURY, OVECHKIN, CROSBY, etc. But...who else do you think have a chance to make some noise?

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  3. I wouldn't list Crosby as an "obvious choice". I remember when Spezza made it as a 16 year-old....he scored a bunch of points at the selection camp, and was the focus of all the hype (along with Bouwmeester) and expected to lead the team.....he played on the 4th line.

    I'm not saying Crosby won't have an impact on this tournament, because it could happen. He just is not an "obvious choice" for an impact player.

    Personally, I was going to say Kyle Brodziak as a surprise...but we all know what happened there.

    If I have to take one, I am going to say Nigel Dawes. This guy's offensive abilities are so underrated it's not funny.
     
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    Parise and Tambellini could make some noise on the bigger ice surface.
     
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    I believe that Parise, Stewart, and Olesz all have the potential to be tournament MVPs in addition to the early favourites.
     
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    Good call. Other players from the U.S. squad I consider potential "impact" players for this tourney:


    Ryan Suter
    Danny Richmond
    Zach Parise
    Al Montoya
    Ryan Kesler
     
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    I would say Malkin and Schwarz
     
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    Robert Nilsson.
    Hopefully the WJC is a turning point to a poor SEL season.
     
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    I'd say that James Wisniewski will probably have a bigger chance to be an impact defenseman than Danny Richmond. He's been better than Richmond in the OHL this year and he has a lot more experience in the international arena and more experience with the other players on Team USA.

    Outside of that, I expect big things from Pat Eaves. He is often the best player on any US team he plays for in international competition. Him and O'Sullivan are dynamite together.
     
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    Good call on Dawes


    Great call on Dawes. The guy gets knocked because of his size all the time. He has so much talent and he's so fun to watch play. I hope he has a good tourney and finally gets some respect that he deserves.
     
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    I agree, this guy has overcome so much the only thing that will eventually stop him from the NHL is the Rangers inability to develop players.
     
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    Not to mention that TSN usually angles itself to "the little guy" in order to market that one player to keep an eye on.

    Tootoo last year, Brandon Reid a few years ago off the top of my head.

    Dawes is an excellent choice for someone to get a lot of exposure due to this tournament.

    Another for Canada that I think will really show what he's worth is Mike Richards.

    And a choice for outside team Canada would be Hannu Toivonen.
     
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    Finland = Hannu Toivonen
    Sweden = Alexander Steen
    Czech = Petr Vrana
    Swiss = Tim Ramholt
    USA = Dan Fritsche
    Austria = Mathias Lange
    Canada = Jeff Tambellini
     
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