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Mr Writer 12-03-2012 04:24 AM

Barkov v Jones v Mackinnon
 
These 3 seem to be on a collision course for the number 1 pick in the 2013 NHL draft and the 19 year old pro-players notwithstanding, it seems as though these 3 will be the stars of the show in Ufa this Christmas, any other names from other teams that could perhaps steal some of the glitz and glamour from these 3?

BLASPHEMOUS 12-03-2012 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Writer (Post 56204091)
These 3 seem to be on a collision course for the number 1 pick in the 2013 NHL draft and the 19 year old pro-players notwithstanding, it seems as though these 3 will be the stars of the show in Ufa this Christmas, any other names from other teams that could perhaps steal some of the glitz and glamour from these 3?

Perhaps Monahan could overtake Barkov with a great tourney. He will likely be used in a two-way capacity, but depending on circumstances he could move his way into the top six and put up some numbers.

Aside from him, not really anyone else worth mentioning ATM. I do not think Drouin will make the team.

Mr Writer 12-03-2012 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Endersoldier (Post 56204827)
Perhaps Monahan could overtake Barkov with a great tourney. He will likely be used in a two-way capacity, but depending on circumstances he could move his way into the top six and put up some numbers.

Aside from him, not really anyone else worth mentioning ATM. I do not think Drouin will make the team.

I'd like to see Drouin make the team... If it were me picking the team he'd be on it. I don't buy in to HC's argument that this is a tournament for 19 year old players with a few exceptions to the rule. I'd be much more open minded and would not have any concerns about Drouin being ready to compete.

YARR123 12-03-2012 12:08 PM

Lindholm perhaps? From what I've heard he'll likely play in a big role.

bigbadbruins7 12-03-2012 01:56 PM

i cannot wait for the Jones v. Mackinnon matchup

Kulluminati 12-03-2012 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Writer (Post 56205433)
I'd like to see Drouin make the team... If it were me picking the team he'd be on it. I don't buy in to HC's argument that this is a tournament for 19 year old players with a few exceptions to the rule. I'd be much more open minded and would not have any concerns about Drouin being ready to compete.

I agree. Actually, I can only hope that the people who pick the roster for Team Canada pick the players whom they deem to be the best at the training camp regardless of their age.

RJQuack 12-03-2012 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbadbruins7 (Post 56212007)
i cannot wait for the Jones v. Mackinnon matchup

Only reason I'm staying up for CAN-US on the 29th (for me) lol.Assuming Nate makes it...

Should the match-up to watch.

JetsHomer 12-03-2012 03:38 PM

I think MacKinnon will be more of the 13th forward. Barkov and Jones are gonna get a lot of ice time so will be given more opportunity to impress

JayKing 12-03-2012 04:38 PM

I"ll be watching Barkov and Lindholm very closely. I'm also intrigued to see if Grigorenko will perform this year.

Jabba11 12-03-2012 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jmdubois585 (Post 56215931)
I"ll be watching Barkov and Lindholm very closely. I'm also intrigued to see if Grigorenko will perform this year.

Grigorenko performed last year...with a sprained ankle..give him a break. He's going to dominate.

tony d 12-04-2012 09:26 AM

I think Monahan and Drouin can up their draft placements with a good WJC.

joe89 12-04-2012 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Writer (Post 56205433)
I'd like to see Drouin make the team... If it were me picking the team he'd be on it. I don't buy in to HC's argument that this is a tournament for 19 year old players with a few exceptions to the rule. I'd be much more open minded and would not have any concerns about Drouin being ready to compete.

I'd say it's a perfectly healthy approach to have reasonable expectations for U18 players in the WJC, or let them wait one year. Even for the very best. With very few exceptions the top scorers are U19 or U20 players. And if you're looking for checking liners, the older the better is a general rule of thumb.

U18 players top20 in tournament scoring lately:
11/12 only Collberg.
10/11 only Frk.
09/10 only Niederreiter.
In the last lockout tournament only Crosby(was 7th & 4th on Canada) and Kessel were top20 in tournament scoring.

Royal Canuck 12-05-2012 03:46 AM

I'm going to be watching out for Barkov especially. He's torn up the Finnish league at a men's level, let's see how he transfers that to the WJC's.

BLASPHEMOUS 12-05-2012 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Writer (Post 56205433)
I'd like to see Drouin make the team... If it were me picking the team he'd be on it. I don't buy in to HC's argument that this is a tournament for 19 year old players with a few exceptions to the rule. I'd be much more open minded and would not have any concerns about Drouin being ready to compete.

I completely agree with your position on all counts. This tourney should be open to the best, regardless of age. Hockey Canada.......well, they haven't always thought that way.

Smallz 12-06-2012 03:25 AM

Would be nice if Drouin and/or Monahan were able to play in the tournament as well

RJQuack 12-06-2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Endersoldier (Post 56257811)
I completely agree with your position on all counts. This tourney should be open to the best, regardless of age. Hockey Canada.......well, they haven't always thought that way.

It's also a lot to do with how mature a players game is... Drouin fits that, and doesn't play like his age indicates. This gives him a better chance.

BLASPHEMOUS 12-06-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by HalifaxDucks (Post 56313537)
It's also a lot to do with how mature a players game is... Drouin fits that, and doesn't play like his age indicates. This gives him a better chance.

I hope you're right, cause that reasoning didn't help RNH in 2010/11.

rt 12-09-2012 09:30 PM

Would've been nice to see Adam Erne make the USA camp.


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