U-18 WJC Day Two games
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04-14-2012, 02:32 AM
21st c schizoid man
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It's a great year for us as concerns forwards. Defensemen maybe not so much....
But we have great forwards for our level of play. There are couple other promising years coming up, 95, 96, 97 look good too so it's safe to say we'll continue to improve. Future looks bright.
At this point even our top guns haven't spoken, like Bļugers, Lipsbergs and Bukarts... Golovkovs (95) has come from nowhere (Latvian U18 league) and has scored 2 nice goals... Really good forwards with potential. We don't even have Girgensons but still can beat Swiss. Don't know much about Germany but they should be weaker than Swiss... at least in theory, doesn't look like they have a good year so anything's possible.
Golovkov, Lavrov - I'm pleasantly surprised with their performance. A win in regulation against Germans almost guarantees us a berth in 1/4. Not expecting much versus Sweden (a pair of goals would be nice).
And Tambiev misinformed the journalist of Championat.com when he said that Punnenovs will be #1 keeper. Merzlikins is playing great; I have big hopes for him.
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