World Juniors 2015

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Benjo » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:25 pm

I don't think it will be long before teams really start regretting their 7th round picks instead of taking a flyer on Joe Hicketts.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:37 pm

Virtanen scores on a solo rush with nice power move in Canada's final exhibition game vs. the Swiss.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Topper » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:22 pm

Virtanen with a strong 4th line game, power move to the net, a couple of big clean well timed hits, one leading to a goal and penalty for sticking up for Moran. Bad move was a lazy backcheck leading to a post for the Swiss late in the third. All in all, not bad. One of the few Canadians to impose.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:55 pm

Topper wrote: Jake Virtanen will be one of the few things anyone remembers from New Years Eve.
I get that feeling too. Still can't figure out why Richie is on the McDavid line. Yep, he's a big body, but he looks slow. Virtanen could end up there by the end of the tourney.

Domi, like his dad, has a very punchable face.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Topper » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:28 am

For now he is carrying the 4th line. You just know he'll star in some role against the Americans. Ritchie has got himself some soft hands. 3rd line is a bit of a train wreck.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Chef Boi RD » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:56 am

Topper wrote:For now he is carrying the 4th line. You just know he'll star in some role against the Americans. Ritchie has got himself some soft hands. 3rd line is a bit of a train wreck.

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I like Ritchie and Virtanen. Ritchie could use the body more. A little concerned about the small line - Point, Petan and Fabbri. Crowse and Paul were quiet last night
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Chef Boi RD » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:26 am

So Cassels was let go. Booooo. The U.S. are stacked at centre Eichel, Matthews, Larkin, so Cassels was in tough for that 4th line centre role

It's the Americans Gold to lose, they are a strong team. If we had Ekblad, Drouin, McKinnon, Horvat and Bennett (isn't Monahan eligible too?) it would be our medal to lose but as usual our best WJC eligible are always in the NHL

Replace Gauthier with Horvat and replace Fabbri, Point and Petan with Drouin, McKinnon and Bennett and replace Hicketts with Ekblad and that's a team
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Topper » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:55 am

Bump Peten up the line up and put Ritchie-Paul-Virtanen together for a N-S in your face and into the boards you go ground and pound thirdline no one wants to play against.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by The Brown Wizard » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:13 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
Domi, like his dad, has a very punchable face.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Per » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:55 pm

Cool to see Denmark take the lead against Russia and hold them to 2-2 in regulation. Sure, Russia won the penalty shootout, but who had had even an inkling of a thought that the Danes would be able to steal a point in that game?

Impressed by the Finns as well, who lost 2-1 on penalties against the US team that must be considered favourites to win this tournament. Stacked team. Sure, Canada also has a decent team, plus home court advantage, but most experts seem to believe in the Yanks this year.

Sweden has a 2-0 lead against the Czechs after the first period. Will we be the first team to get the full three points for a regulation time win?
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Per » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:08 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:The tournament Canada's best U-18's go to is the Ivan Hlinka, and Canada has won 8-straight Gold medals there. Canada has more gold at that tournament (19) than any other single nation has medals (Russia has 13 medals total, the USA 12).
Seven straight, to nitpick, or are you assuming the 2015 title is already in the bag?
Point taken though. The tournament has been held 24 times, and Canada has won it 19 times.
Impressive. That's some serious dominance.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Per » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Per wrote: Sweden has a 2-0 lead against the Czechs after the first period. Will we be the first team to get the full three points for a regulation time win?
Shit! May have spoken too early! Two goals by Vrana. Swedish defence looks like Swiss cheese. :|

Goal by Nylander and Sweden has the lead again, but damn, this is some shitty hockey.
Nowhere near the exciting game played by the US and the Finns. :hmmm:

Edit: the third period looked a bit better though, Sweden wins 5-2.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Cornuck » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Sweet goal to start the tourney! :D
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by SKYO » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:35 pm

Right on Virtanen! rollin' over peeps.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Chef Boi RD » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:21 pm

The Finns are impressive. If this Rantanin(sp?) is available when the Canucks are drafting we have to take him. He's been ranked in that mid teen area of the 2015 draft. Big skilled winger.
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