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World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:29 am
by Per
Looks like Canada may get a pretty good team to represent them at the World Championship in the Czech Republic this spring.

The following players have already agreed to play:
Mike Smith (Arizona)
Matt Duchene (Colorado)
Tyler Seguin (Dallas)
Jason Spezza (Dallas)
Jordan Eberle (Edmonton)
Taylor Hall (Edmonton)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton)
Aaron Ekblad (Florida)
Claude Giroux (Philadelphia)

Jamie Benn, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are other players that are expected to play but who have not confirmed yet.
They're also trying to get Connor McDavid to join, but it depends on how his Otters fare in the OHL playoffs.

Canada's first game will be against Latvia on May 1st.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:05 am
by Per
The following NHL players may be available for Sweden:

Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
Oscar Klefbom, Edmonton Oilers
Jhonas Enroth, Dallas Stars
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins
Elias Lindholm, Carolina Hurricanes
Joakim Lindström, Toronto Maples Leaves
Adam Larsson, New Jersey Devils
Anton Lander, Edmonton Oilers
Melker Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
Jacob Josefson, New Jersey Devils
Nicklas Grossman, Philadelphia Flyers
Anders Lindbäck, Buffalo Sabres
Alexander Wennberg, Columbus Blue Jackets
Tim Erixon, Toronto Maple Leaves
Johan Larsson, Buffalo Sabres
Klas Dahlbeck, Arizona Coyotes
Patrik Nemeth, Dallas Stars
Niklas Svedberg, Boston Bruins
Carl Söderberg, Boston Bruins

Only a handful have been confirmed yet, and at the World Championship Sweden tends to use a fair amount of SHL and KHL players as well, since they are used to the larger Surface and do not need to travel as far, so it remains to be seen what the final roster will look like.

Sweden's first game will be against the Czechs on May 1st.
Sounds like Jagr has confirmed that he is coming.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:12 am
by Per
Official IIHF website: http://www.iihfworlds2015.com/

France and Denmark have the nicest jerseys imho, which is nice for them, as they probably won't have a lot else going for them at this tournament. Norway are attempting to look like Canada.

Also a special mention for the Slovenia Bobcats for having the closest resemblance to the Canucks.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:36 am
by Aaronp18
Per wrote: Jamie Benn, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are other players that are expected to play but who have not confirmed yet.
Benn done for 4-5 months with hip surgery, which is probably why he didn't commit like his teammates.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:26 pm
by Rumsfeld
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Oh hey, Canucks are in the playoffs! Let's talk some tier-2 international hockey!

You guys know who won the Worlds last time?

Me neither! Cuz it doesn't mean a fucking thing!

Maybe there's a Swedish women's soccer game on somewhere too. Watch that and DVR the Canucks game, eh Per?

Thank the lord for box scores!

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:35 pm
by Strangelove
I hope Russia DESTROYS Sweden this year!!!

As for the World Championship, well... Go Canada Go... I guess? :?

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:38 pm
by rats19
He must believe we care I spose

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:44 pm
by Strangelove
Russia is gonna have an awesome team after they conquer Europe...

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:12 pm
by Rumsfeld
Strangelove wrote:Russia is gonna have an awesome team after they conquer Europe...
Yeah, and then who's annexed on their list? :drink:

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:26 pm
by Strangelove
Well let's not get ahead of ourselves...

... but if there was ever a man fit to be World Dictator it's my man Putin.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:42 am
by SKYO
Crosby joins TC.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/cros ... mpionship/

Our forward depth is stacked! http://www.tsn.ca/team-canada-men-s-ros ... p-1.256965

only weakness is goaltending, but if we're scoring prolifically it should help offset that.

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And Bonino added to team USA.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:12 pm
by Per
The Sedins are not coming. Apparently because they are injured. :o

Can't be anything serious though, considering they were probably our best players against the Flames.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:40 am
by Per
And the game is on. Canada leads 1-0 against Latvia.
The first goal of the game scored by McKinnon.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:45 am
by SKYO
FINAL: Canada beats Latvia 6-1.
Jason Spezza, Sidney Crosby with a pair of goals, while Dan Hamhuis also found the back of the net. #TSN1410

Hammer with a goal and a assist.

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Bonino scores for USA.

Re: World Championship 2015

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:05 pm
by Per
USA beat Finland 5-1. Surprised that Rinne would let in that many goals, but sure, the fifth was EN. Still.

Sweden relying on brothers of the stars. Ahead 2-1 against the Czechs after the first period.
1-0 EQ Joel Lundqvist
2-0 PP Staffan Kronwall
2-1 PP Jaromir Jagr