Thread: Denmark: Denmark WC2012 team
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02-12-2012, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
Think Oliver Lauridsen will make the team? I don't think the Phantoms are going to make the AHL playoffs.
I don't know. I just think that he'd have to show up early at the National Team camp leading up to the WC in order to get a shot. I would not be comfortable bringing him to the Worlds if he doesn't get a long look beforehand. His strengths and weaknesses don't seem very well suited for the European rules and the big ice surface.

Philip Larsen
Mads Bødker
Jesper Jensen
Stefan Lassen
Kasper Jensen
Daniel Nielsen

All of the above should be locks if healthy (and in Larsen's case available). I am not comfortable with Hersby or Lauridsen at this point, but with Mads Bech Christensen out of the picture, there aren't too many options for the last D-man spot(s). I suspect Hersby will get a spot if he rebounds well after returning to Denmark. Other options would be Grønvaldt, if he too rebounds upon returning home. Or Eskesen, or maybe even Bruggisser.

Knowing NT Coach Bäckman, I expect him to play it safe and go with Hersby.

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