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    HUN-RUS B highlights

    For the game highlights of the Hungary-Russia B test match (2-3 PS) click here

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    Denmark Denmark - Final Roster

    Goaltenders:
    Simon Nielsen - Herning
    Sebastian Dahm – Graz 99ers (EBEL)
    George Sørensen - Frederikshavn *

    Defencemen:
    Mads Bødker - SønderjyskE
    Daniel Nielsen - Herning
    Stefan Lassen - Pelicans (Liiga)
    Markus Lauridsen - AIK (Allsvenskan)
    Oliver Lauridsen - Frölunda (SHL)
    Emil Kristensen – Oskarshamn (Allsvenskan)
    Jesper B. Jensen – Jokerit (KHL)
    Nicholas B. Jensen - Esbjerg

    Forwards:
    Frederik Storm - Malmö Redhawks (SHL)
    Patrick Bjorkstrand - Medvescak Zagreb (KHL)
    Mads Christensen - EHC München (DEL)
    Morten Green - Rungsted
    Kirill Starkov - Red Ice (NLB)
    Nicklas Jensen - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
    Mathias From – Rögle (SHL) *
    Nikolaj Ehlers - Winnipeg Jets (NHL) *
    Morten Madsen - Hamburg Freezers (DEL)
    Jannik Hansen - Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
    Morten Poulsen - Graz 99’ers (EBEL)
    Mikkel Aagaard - Sudbury Wolves (OHL) *
    Mathias Bau Hansen - Frederikshavn
    Lars Eller - Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

    * First IHWC

    Comments:

    This year’s team is an improvement over what Denmark played with last year (arguably one of the most depleted Danish rosters in years), however as in other years it’s also a Danish team without several key players most notable Colorado Avalanche forward Mikkel Bødker, Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen, Peter Regin & Philip Larsen from Jokerit, depth forwards Nichlas Hardt, Jesper Jensen & Julian Jakobsen while, Frans Nielsen and Oliver Bjorkstrand still are involved in the NHL/AHL playoffs.

    Since earning promotion to the Top Division back in 2002, Denmark’s goal has always been to avoid being relegated and it has been achieved, but with 2010 as the sole exception, Denmark has usually been found in the lower end of the standings.

    For this year the goal remains the same and with Denmark hosting the 2018 IHWC, it would for a lot of reasons be a step back for Danish Hockey, if Denmark come next year won’t be playing at the top level.

    Based on recent IHWC’s Denmark’s best chance for points is in the games against Latvia, Norway and Kazakhstan. That being said, if the EHC matches played this April are any indication it’s going to be a difficult tournament for Denmark and with Kazakhstan also looking to stay, the Danish players will need to step up, otherwise it most likely will be DIV.1A next year.

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    Finland Finland - Final Roster

    Goaltenders
    Niklas Bäckström, Calgary Flames
    Mikko Koskinen, SKA St. Petersburg
    Juuse Saros, Milwaukee Admirals

    Defensemen
    Juuso Hietanen, Dynamo Moscow
    Topi Jaakola, Jokerit Helsinki
    Tommi Kivistö, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
    Lasse Kukkonen, Kärpät Oulu
    Esa Lindell, Texas Stars
    Atte Ohtamaa, Jokerit Helsinki
    Ville Pokka, Rockford IceHogs
    Anssi Salmela, Brynäs IF

    Forwards
    Sebastian Aho, Kärpät Oulu
    Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
    Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
    Jussi Jokinen, Florida Panthers
    Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
    Leo Komarov, Toronto Maple Leafs
    Jarno Koskiranta, SKA St. Petersburg
    Patrik Laine, Tappara Tampere
    Jani Lajunen, Tappara Tampere
    Antti Pihlström, CSKA Moscow
    Teemu Pulkkinen, Detroit Red Wings
    Mika Pyörälä, Kärpät Oulu
    Mikko Rantanen, San Antonio Rampage
    Tomi Sallinen, Djurgårdens IF

    I must say, I really, really LOVE this team Finland's icing. It's got all we need. Good goalies. The defense, while a little nameless overall, still holds all of our best Euro workhorses save for Sami Lepistö, and has two excellent up-and-coming additions in Esa Lindell who already dazzled everyone last year, and Ville Pokka, who could be a regular NHLer next season.

    And the forwards... well, I'll just let that list speak for itself. Best one Finland's sent in many, many years. And it has everything we need, solid playmaking, good two-way players, and even a couple of scorers in Teemu Pulkkinen and the young phenom who will no doubt be one of the most followed players on this tournament, Patrik Laine.

    Can't wait for the games to start.
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    Finland wining whole thing is odd 11. I will try my luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapshot View Post
    Finland wining whole thing is odd 11. I will try my luck.
    Those are very advantageous odds, since in my book Finland looks to be the 3rd strongest team in this tournament, behind only Russia and Canada. Not that anything's ever on won paper, I must add, but still.
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    Germany Team Germany FINAL ROSTER

    Last 2 game results in euro hockey challenge for team germany:

    Germany - Belarus 5:3 (2:0, 2:3, 1:0)
    1:0 Patrick Reimer (0:33)
    2:0 Jerome Flaake (16:22)
    3:0 Tobias Rieder (28:01)
    3:1 Sergej Kostizyn (28:20)
    3:2 Charles Linglet (30:29)
    3:3 Igor Usenko (33:17)
    4:3 Tobias Rieder (34:42)
    5:3 Dominik Kahun (59:48) [Empty Net Goal]


    Second game:

    Germany - Belarus 3:4 (1:2, 0:1, 2:1)
    1:0 (5:09) Brooks Macek (Gogulla, Goc)
    1:1 (6:52) Alexei Kalyuzhny (Ustinenko)
    1:2 (13:20) Andrei Stepanov (Kovyrshin, Korobov)
    1:3 (30:58) Andrei Stepanov (Linglet, Kovyrshin)
    2:3 (45:13) Felix Schütz Schütz (Gogulla, Braun)
    2:4 (53:34) Alexander Pavlovich (Penalty Shot, 4-5)
    3:4 (56:19) Jerome Flaake (Kahun, Ullmann/5-4)



    DEB head coach Marco Sturm anounced today his final roster for the ice hockey world cup 2016 in russia.

    IN: Korbinian Holzer (Anaheim Ducks/NHL)



    OUT:
    Felix Blick (Düsseldorfer EG)
    Nicolai Goc (Adler Mannheim)
    Marcel Brandt (Düsseldorfer EG)
    Benedikt Brückner (Schwenniger Wild Wings)
    Benedikt Kohl (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Kai Hospelt (Adler Mannheim)
    Christoph Ullmann (Adler Mannheim)
    Nicolas Krämmer (Hamburg Freezers)
    Simon Danner (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Leo Pförderl (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Frank Mauer (Red Bulls München)



    Team Germany FINAL ROSTER:

    Goaltenders:
    Mathias Niederberger (Düsseldorfer EG)
    Timo Pielmeier (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Felix Brückmann (Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg)

    Defencemen:
    Denis Reul (Adler Mannheim)
    Sinan Akdag (Adler Mannheim)
    Constantin Braun (Eisbären Berlin)
    Torsten Ankert (Kölner Haie)
    Moritz Müller (Kölner Haie)
    Daryle Boyle (Red Bulls München)
    Christian Erhoff (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL)
    Korbinian Holzer (Anaheim Ducks/NHL)


    Forwards:
    Marcel Goc (Adler Mannheim)
    Marcus Kink (Adler Mannheim)
    Jerome Flaake (Hamburg Freezers)
    Brooks Macek (Iserlohn Roosters)
    Felix Schütz (Rögle BK/SWE)
    Tobias Rieder (Arizona Coyotes/NHL)
    Marcel Noebels (Eisbären Berlin)
    Philip Gogulla (Kölner Haie)
    Patrick Hager (Kölner Haie)
    Patrick Reimer (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers/NHL)
    Gerrit Fauser (Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg)
    Dominik Kahun (Red Bulls München)
    Yannic Seidenberg (Red Bulls München)

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    Finland roster is looking good

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    Norway Norway - Final Roster

    Goaltenders:
    Lars Haugen – Färjestad (SHL)
    Lars Volden – Rögle (SHL)
    Steffen Søberg - Vålerenga

    Defencemen:
    Jonas Holøs – Färjestad (SHL)
    Johannes Johannessen – Stavanger*
    Mattias Nørstebø – Brynäs (SHL)
    Dennis Sveum – Stavanger
    Ole-Kristian Tollefsen – Färjestad (SHL)
    Mats Trygg – Lørenskog
    Henrik Ødegaard - Lørenskog

    Forward:
    Morten Ask – Vålerenga
    Anders Bastiansen - Frisk Asker
    Robin Dahlstrøm – Lørenskog
    Kristian Forsberg – Stavanger
    Michael Haga - Almtuna (Allsvenskan)*
    Andreas Martinsen - Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
    Ken Andre Olimb – Düsseldorf (DEL)
    Mathis Olimb – Kloten (NLA)
    Mats Rosseli Olsen – Frölunda (SHL)
    Thomas Valkvæ Olsen - Frisk Asker*
    Niklas Roest - Sparta
    Martin Røymark - Färjestad (SHL)
    Andreas Stene – Mora (Allsvenskan)
    Mathias Trettenes – Stavanger
    Mats Zuccarello - New York Rangers (NHL)

    * First IHWC

    Cuts:
    Alexander Bonsaksen (D) – Tappara (Liiga) *Injury
    Erlend Lesund (D)- Mora (Allsvenskan)
    Stefan Espeland (D) – Lørenskog
    Sondre Olden (F) – Brynäs (SHL)

    Key Players missing from the roster:
    Alexander Bonsaksen (D) - Tappara (Liiga) - Injury
    Daniel Sørvik (D) - GCK Lions (NLB) - Injury
    Patrick Thoresen (F) - Djurgården (SHL) – Injury

    Norway has 20 returnees from the 2015 IHWC.

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    What about Markus Granlund ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    What about Markus Granlund ?
    Cut. Bit of a shocker since the coach said a couple of weeks ago already that he should have room in the team. Well, that was before Koivu, Barkov and his brother showed up.

    He was going to be the 3rd line C at best, and was seemingly directly battling Koskiranta for the job. And from what I saw of these last preliminary games, Koskiranta outplayed him. I feel for MaG, but who would've guessed that this turns out to be an exceptionally deep year with the offense?
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    I see the point but another remark regarding Bäckström seems he played very few with Calgary and in the team there are 2 other Finnish goalies if I'm correct who look to be rather good !!!! isn't it another goalie available ? had been better with Rinne amor Rask

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    Switzerland Update Team Roster Switzerland

    Goaltender (3)
    20 Berra Reto 03.01. 87 G L 194 89 Colorado Avalanche / NHL 62
    29 Mayer Robert 09.10. 89 G L 186 89 Genève-Servette HC 7
    39 Zurkirchen Sandro 25.02. 90 G R 178 75 HC Ambri-Piotta 12

    Defender (8)
    58 Blum Eric 13.06. 86 D L 178 82 SC Bern 68
    16 Diaz Raphael 09.01.86 D R 180 89 New York Rangers NHL 66 - NEW
    13 DuBois Félicien 18.10. 83 D R 187 84 HC Davos 108
    4 Geering Patrick 12.02. 90 D L 178 88 ZSC Lions 39
    77 Grossmann Robin 17.08. 87 D L 180 85 EV Zug 88
    53 Marti Christian 29.03. 93 D L 192 95 Lehigh Valley Phantoms / AHL 2
    35 Schneeberger Noah 23.05. 88 D R 187 85 HC Davos 7
    6 Weber Yannick 23.09. 88 D R 179 89 Vancouver Canucks / NHL 27

    Forward (14)
    85 Andrighetto Sven 21.03. 93 F L 175 83 Montreal Canadiens / NHL 2
    10 Ambühl Andres 14.09. 83 F R 176 82 HC Davos 219
    92 Haas Gaëtan 31.01. 92 F R 181 80 EHC Biel 18
    15 Hofmann Gregory 13.11. 92 F L 182 80 HC Lugano 17
    70 Hollenstein Denis 15.10. 89 F L 183 90 EHC Kloten 77
    93 Martschini Lino 21.01. 93 F R 168 65 EV Zug 26
    22 Niederreiter Nino 08.09.92 F L 195 95 Minnesota Wild / NHL - NEW
    82 Moser Simon 10.03. 89 F L 187 95 SC Bern 65
    19 Schäppi Reto 27.01. 91 F L 193 94 ZSC Lions 35
    43 Trachsler Morris 15.07. 84 F L 183 90 ZSC Lions 90
    94 Walser Samuel 05.06. 92 F L 190 95 HC Davos 13
    56 Wieser Dino 13.06. 89 F L 180 83 HC Davos 26
    65 Wieser Marc 13.10. 87 F R 181 83 HC Davos 5
    95 Walker Julian 10.09. 86 F R 187 94 HC Lugano 44

    Out:
    Christoph Bertschy (Iowa Wild / AHL)
    Matthias Bieber (EHC Kloten)
    Romain Loeffel (Servette-Genève HC)
    Tristan Scherwey (SC Bern)
    Ramon Untersander (SC Bern)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    I see the point but another remark regarding Bäckström seems he played very few with Calgary and in the team there are 2 other Finnish goalies if I'm correct who look to be rather good !!!! isn't it another goalie available ? had been better with Rinne amor Rask
    Well, Rinne is still in the SC playoffs and obviously not available. As are Lehtonen and Niemi. Rask declined because his wife is about to give birth one of these days. Of the other goalies, Raanta and Ortio elected to skip due to contract issues, and Rämö is injured. Korpisalo was sent to the AHL playoffs and is there still. And... I think that's it.

    And Bäckström's not exactly the (designated) starter of this team. Per the management's words, that's going to be Koskinen, who is one of the best goalies in the KHL. And Bäckström may not be the backup either, since they brought in Saros practically at the last minute. You don't haul in third strings from overseas like that, when there are about 20 or more goalies in Europe you could have for that job (and most of those could be starters, or at least backups in most of the other teams).
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    Thanks for all your information. Just hope for the best for TF. Actually Predators are close to be soon out. Would it still be possible to bring him in TF?

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    Latvia

    Final roster is clear. (Hasn't been OFFICIALLY announced)

    Final roster:
    G Janis Kalnins (MOL)
    G Edgars Masalskis (KHL)
    G Elvis Merzlikins (NLA)

    D Janis Andersons (SVK)
    D Oskars Cibulskis (KHL)
    D Ralfs Freibergs (ECHL)
    D Guntis Galvins (KHL)
    D Aleksandrs Jerofejevs (KHL)
    D Edgars Siksna (VHL)
    D Maksims Sirokovs (Italy)
    D Kristaps Sotnieks (KHL)

    F Rodrigo Abols (WHL)
    F Maris Bicevskis (KHL)
    F Roberts Bukarts (CZE)
    F Kaspars Daugavins (KHL)
    F Andris Dzerins (KHL)
    F Zemgus Girgensons (NHL)
    F Miks Indrasis (KHL)
    F Ronalds Kenins (NHL)
    F Edgars Kulda (KHL)
    F Gints Meija (KHL)
    F Vitalijs Pavlovs (KHL)
    F Mikelis Redlihs (KHL)
    F Aleksejs Sirokovs (VHL)
    F Gunars Skvorcovs (KHL)

    No K.Redlihs, Kulda, Bartulis, not even J.Redlihs, Pujacs, Rekis. Our D looks terrific. Other lines are quite solid on the other hand and quite a lot of key players of the NT are rather well motivated for this tournament. It is going to be interesting.

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    Germany

    Last testing game for team germany before the World Cup in russia:

    Switzerland - Germany 4:3 (0:2, 2:1, 1:0, 1:0) n.V.
    0:1 Leon Draisaitl (11:21)
    0:2 Marcel Noebels (17:48)
    0:3 Leon Draisaitl (21:23)
    1:3 Felicien Du Bois (33:45)
    2:3 Lino Martschini (39:18)
    3:3 Lino Martschini (43:29)
    4:3 Denis Hollenstein (63:31)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    Thanks for all your information. Just hope for the best for TF. Actually Predators are close to be soon out. Would it still be possible to bring him in TF?
    It's a bit of a mathematician's answer, but I wouldn't call it impossible yet. After all, no goalie (or any other player) has been officially registered to the tournament yet. Guess we'll know on Friday. If they only add two goalies from get-go, could be they're still holding out hope. Though I wouldn't call a 2-1 series anything that's a done deal.

    But looking at the schedules, it's not unthinkable. Possible game seven of the SJS vs. NSH series is on May 12th, meaning even if it drags on that long, Rinne would still have time to dress for the final two games of the group stage (or three, in theory, but vs. FRA on May 14th could be too soon).

    And then there's Raanta, who actually just signed an extension, so they could call him anytime and ask again. In my book he too would be an upgrade to our current trio, but I'm not certain if the management sees it the same way.
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    Sweden Sweden - preliminary roster

    #PPNameClubCountryBornPlace of BirthHtWtL/R
    25GKMarkström JacobVancouver CanucksCAN31.01.90Gävle19889L
    30GKFasth ViktorCSKA MoscowRUS08.08.82Kalix18387L
    35GKLassinantti JoelLuleå HFSWE08.01.93Luleå17580L
    3DBurström NiclasSkellefteå AIKSWE25.01.91Skellefteå17970L
    5DLarsson AdamNew Jersey DevilsUSA12.11.92Skellefteå19193R
    6DFantenberg OscarFrölunda HCSWE07.10.91Ljungby18492L
    10DFransson JohanGenève-Servette HCSUI18.02.85Kalix18790L
    29DGustafsson ErikKloten FlyersSUI15.12.88Sundsvall18082L
    32DNygren MagnusFärjestads BKSWE07.06.90Karlstad18587R
    54DLindholm AntonSkellefteå AIKSWE29.11.94Skellefteå18088L
    56DGustafsson ErikChicago BlackhawksUSA14.03.92Nynäshamn18480L
    7FCehlin PatrickRögle BKSWE27.07.91Stockholm18076R
    13FRitola MattiasSkellefteå AIKSWE14.03.87Borlänge18289L
    14FNyquist GustavDetroit Red WingsUSA01.09.89Halmstad18283L
    15FSjögren MattiasAK Bars KazanRUS27.11.87Landskrona18997L
    18FBacklund MikaelCalgary FlamesCAN17.03.89Västerås18490L
    21FEricsson JimmieSkellefteå AIKSWE22.02.80Skellefteå18794L
    23FWallmark LucasLuleå HFSWE05.09.95Umeå18379L
    27FLundberg MartinSkellefteå AIKSWE07.06.90Skellefteå18495L
    28FSundström JohanFrölunda HCSWE21.09.92Göteborg18991R
    37FNorman JohnSkellefteå AIKSWE06.01.91Stockholm18080L
    41FWennberg AlexanderColumbus Blue JacketsUSA22.09.94Stockholm18685L
    67FOmark LinusSalavat Yulaev UfaRUS05.02.87Övertorneå18082L
    86FKlasen LinusHC LuganoSUI19.02.86Stockholm17682L
    87FRosén RobertVäxjö Lakers HCSWE25.06.87Alvesta18080R
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    Once again talks a lot for your valuable information. Seen TF defeated USA 4-3 if correct. So keep fingers crossed for TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    Once again talks a lot for your valuable information. Seen TF defeated USA 4-3 if correct. So keep fingers crossed for TF
    You're welcome. And I take it you mean that last preliminary. It was 3-2, actually. Pulkkinen two goals in regulation, then Komarov sealed the deal it in OT.
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    It would've been really nice to see Regin, Larsen and Kulda to play for their nations, but it's better that they come up quick from injuries. Regin and Kulda has something in shoulders and Larsen hurt his knee. Altough, Larsen could play already, but he doesn't want to danger his possible NHL-contract.
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    Yes correct 3-2 OT. I sincerely wish TF get a 3rd title they deserve it. Must say I'm such a fan of TF that cannot wait for them to get it. I was already pleased with gold in U20 and U18 and it would be great to get it also with TF. If you have further info for me you may also send me PM I accept it. Best regards and look forward to the tournament starting tomorrow. Will you go to watch ? TF plays at about 5-600 km of Helsinki. Bye for now

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    Belarus Belarus - Roster

    Goaltenders:
    Vitali Koval - VIK Västerås HK (Allsvenskan)
    Dmitri Milchakov - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Kevin Lalande - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)

    Defencemen:
    Nikita Ustinenko - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Ilya Shinkevich - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Yevgeni Lisovets - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Dmitri Korobov - Spartak Moskva (KHL)
    Kristian Khenkel – HC Yunost-Minsk
    Roman Dyukov - HC Yunost-Minsk
    Oleg Yevenko - Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
    Kirill Gotovets - Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

    Forwards:
    Sergei Drozd - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Nikita Komarov - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Alexei Kalyuzhny - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Charles Linglet - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Andrei Stepanov - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Alexander Pavlovich - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Artur Gavrus - HC Dinamo-Minsk (KHL)
    Alexander Kitarov - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL)
    Andrei Stas - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL)
    Sergei Kostitsyn - Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL)
    Andrei Kostitsyn - HK Sochi (KHL)
    Yevgeni Kovyrshin - Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)
    Geoff Platt - CSKA Moskva (KHL)
    Artyom Demkov - Shakhter Soligorsk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    Will you go to watch? TF plays at about 5-600 km of Helsinki.
    Unfortunately there are some things that will keep me on the soil of the home country, but I sure will be glued to the screen whenever Finland plays.

    By the way, I have some "bad" news: Adding Rinne became factually impossible today, even if Nashville was eliminated. They added all three of our current goalies to the official roster from the get-go, meaning there's no more room for replacements. Bit of an odd solution, but... oh well. That's what it is then, I guess.
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    Speculation that this tourny will get more exposure in Canada this year with no Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs and no original 6.
    Time of the games isn't the most convenient but not too bad for the afternoon games. 21:30 start if you're on eastern (EST).

    I'll be curious to see how Marchand fares without Bergeron since those 2 have had great chemistry over the years. Same with Perry playing without Getzlaf. Biggest question mark is the goalies. It's certainly an adjustment to International Ice and also non-NHL style and neither of our guys have much of a resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post

    Biggest question mark is the goalies. It's certainly an adjustment to International Ice and also non-NHL style and neither of our guys have much of a resume.
    If you think that's bad for Canada, this has the potential to get very ugly for Team USA. Not a lot of experience at all.
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    Raanta definitely would have been a significant upgrade in goal over the three goalies Finland has for this event. They still have a good team for this level tournament though.

    As for the USA, they've tended to pleasantly surprise me the past few years after I always complain that they send a relatively weak squad. This year's squad looks especially weak though. Most of the guys listed as "NHL" players have literally played a handful of NHL games and have very little pro experience of any kind. They have a bunch of guys from NCAA D.I Michigan, but Michigan wasn't a strong NCAA D.I team this year. Plus, although both goalies are NHL backups, neither is particularly strong by NHL standards.

    Frankly, I wish that the USA would throw together a squad of Americans playing in various European pro leagues who are used to the big ice over a team of guys who essentially have no pro experience of any type and don't play on the big ice. I'd also be fine with an NCAA D.I all-star team of top NCAA players from top NCAA teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    As for the USA, they've tended to pleasantly surprise me the past few years after I always complain that they send a relatively weak squad. This year's squad looks especially weak though. Most of the guys listed as "NHL" players have literally played a handful of NHL games and have very little pro experience of any kind. They have a bunch of guys from NCAA D.I Michigan, but Michigan wasn't a strong NCAA D.I team this year. Plus, although both goalies are NHL backups, neither is particularly strong by NHL standards.

    Frankly, I wish that the USA would throw together a squad of Americans playing in various European pro leagues who are used to the big ice over a team of guys who essentially have no pro experience of any type and don't play on the big ice. I'd also be fine with an NCAA D.I all-star team of top NCAA players from top NCAA teams.
    I actually like how the Americans make up their squad. It seems like a hungry group that really wants to play. Good chance for many to see some up and coming players.

    Last year, I found my self tuning into a lot of the US games and rooting for the Americans. Eichel playing definitely helped

    Not sure how many games I can see this year (being on the road) but If I can I'll be tuning in to see Matthews and Fasching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    They have a bunch of guys from NCAA D.I Michigan, but Michigan wasn't a strong NCAA D.I team this year.
    The Connor-Motte-Compher line was one of the best lines NCAA hockey has seen in years. It's hard to say just how effective they'll be in the tournament or if they'll remain playing together as they did in the game against Finland but it does make for an interesting element on the team. Connor in particular is a player I'm very interested in seeing here as he's always defied my expectations of him and looks like a potential star going forward (He should have won the Hobey this year, though I understand there are other elements in play with that award).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    As for the USA, they've tended to pleasantly surprise me the past few years after I always complain that they send a relatively weak squad. This year's squad looks especially weak though.
    ...
    Frankly, I wish that the USA would throw together a squad of Americans playing in various European pro leagues who are used to the big ice over a team of guys who essentially have no pro experience of any type and don't play on the big ice. I'd also be fine with an NCAA D.I all-star team of top NCAA players from top NCAA teams.
    There's the secret for the US. If you slag them off from the very beginning, they have expectations to beat.

    I would also like to see the US select players from European leagues but I can see why they use the players they do. The college kids are young and determined to prove their value to prospective employers and the inexperienced professionals are there to show that they can compete at a seriously high level. That said, when the USA, and Canada for that matter, would select European-based players, they generally didn't do terribly well. When the top group expanded to 16 nations, the USA only played for a medal twice between 1998 and 2005, the 2004 squad the only one to secure a bronze medal. In those years, the US finished outside the top 10 on two occasions ('98 and '03). From 2006 onwards, the USA would send North American players and have two bronze medals and one finish outside the top 10 (2010).
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    Yes too bad don't understand why they were such in a hurry to announce the,m as official. Will have to do with it......I suppose that all the rest of the team is already given as official ? Good luck TF for today's first game. Bellarus is not always a easy team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suomi95 View Post
    Yes too bad don't understand why they were such in a hurry to announce the,m as official. Will have to do with it......I suppose that all the rest of the team is already given as official ? Good luck TF for today's first game. Bellarus is not always a easy team
    Rantanen, Lajunen and Kivistö have not been registered yet, so they could still add three skaters from overseas.
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    Canada start off with a crushing 5-1 victory over the USA. Canada was seldom challenged by the USA who had a few chances but will need to improve if they want to reach the semifinals. Goaltending, as Marc said, looks problematic as Kinkaid allowed a few that he probably could have stopped.
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    Latvia selects a point in the Swedish national team, a mini sensation!

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    No surprise in the USA-Canada game for me. I expected this. I was wrong about one thing though - I confused this year's Michigan NCAA D.I squad (which was very good) with this year's Michigan State NCAA D.I squad (which was very bad). Still, when your NHL'ers are all rookies with less than one pro year of experience, or are guys like Matt Hendricks who are barely fourth liners in the NHL (and are in the NHL solely to play a grinding game on NHL sized ice as opposed to a skill game that translates to big ice), mixed with some average AHL players and several NCAA players, you're in trouble when you face a Canadian squad stacked with legitimate NHL talent and several NHL stars.

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    Nice job by Latvia grabbing a point against Sweden. That being said, this isn't exactly the strongest Swedish squad available. Still, a good result and they got some great goaltending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laho View Post
    Rantanen, Lajunen and Kivistö have not been registered yet, so they could still add three skaters from overseas.
    Thanks good news as one never know how could be free in the days to come. and good luck for TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Nice job by Latvia grabbing a point against Sweden. That being said, this isn't exactly the strongest Swedish squad available. Still, a good result and they got some great goaltending.
    Elvis Merzļikins was fantastic in this game.

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    These early games are pretty much meaningless but........good job by Latvia....... and Russia gets shut-out in front of the home crowd ?? WTH. Nerves ? Chemistry ? Bored with a meaningless prelim match ?? Credit to CZE regardless.

    Canada has a good start and they often stumble early. Offense looks to be there and if they can keep the play at the right end their chances might be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laho View Post
    Rantanen, Lajunen and Kivistö have not been registered yet, so they could still add three skaters from overseas.
    For years I haven't seen TF with such a good start 6-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    These early games are pretty much meaningless but........good job by Latvia....... and Russia gets shut-out in front of the home crowd ?? WTH. Nerves ? Chemistry ? Bored with a meaningless prelim match ?? Credit to CZE regardless.

    Canada has a good start and they often stumble early. Offense looks to be there and if they can keep the play at the right end their chances might be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fikret View Post
    If you bored, dont watch
    I'd say that was the problem Russia had. Too much watching, not enough playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    No surprise in the USA-Canada game for me. I expected this. I was wrong about one thing though - I confused this year's Michigan NCAA D.I squad (which was very good) with this year's Michigan State NCAA D.I squad (which was very bad). Still, when your NHL'ers are all rookies with less than one pro year of experience, or are guys like Matt Hendricks who are barely fourth liners in the NHL (and are in the NHL solely to play a grinding game on NHL sized ice as opposed to a skill game that translates to big ice), mixed with some average AHL players and several NCAA players, you're in trouble when you face a Canadian squad stacked with legitimate NHL talent and several NHL stars.
    Canada's team is obviously a lot different than the team that won the championship last year.
    But there is still a lot of of high-end A team talent here, especially with the forwards.
    When you have the likes of Corey Perry, Connor McDavid and Matt Duchene you'll be a contender.
    As for Team USA, they might be a bit too young and inexperienced with not enough depth to contend for a medal.
    But the good news for the Americans is that they probably got their toughest match out of the way and it can only get better.

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