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08-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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Do you know whether this Swiss selection was the best you have available? Looking over the names on the roster it seems that way to me, but I don´t know enough about the Swiss players at this level to be sure.
It should be said that the Czech team that played at this tournament was what the Czech federation calls U19 NT, though since there are usually also older players in it, it might be better to call it the U20 B selection. But definitely not the top team as the Czech U20 was actually busy getting their ass kicked in Sweden during this tourney. Slovak team was also missing the top players as Slovak coaches are currently preparing the team that will play in Slovak league and therefore no players who will play elsewhere (for example CHL) were there. Not sure about the Germans.
I thought that the squads of the Czechs and the Slovaks weren't their top ones... Well the Swiss tested a few 94-born in Füssen, but I believe the core of the WJC will look pretty much the same...
The big name missing in Füssen was Dean Kukan...
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