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09-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
At Junior level the differences in talent are often magnified. So this team does look deeper (Weaker Goaltending) however, the percieved 5 teams above you all will have very strong rosters this year, and i suspect their greater depth will simply be too strong for the Czech team over 60 minutes. You'll rely on a team game and good Goaltending, but overall still not enough talent to truely compete game after game (As in, beat good teams consecutively)
This team is one of the first Czech teams in recent years to actually have a lot of depth, talent wise. This team will boast two first round picks in Faksa and Hertl and three second round picks in Musil, Jaskin and Frk. This is easily the deepest Czech team since they last medaled in 2005. I really can't see this team finishing below 5th in the tournament.

Sure, they may be without Mrazek who was arguably the best player in last years tournament, but they still have strong goaltending with whoever they decide to pick.

They will also have a defense with size who can play a shutdown game and move the puck to the forwards to create offense. Musil was great last year and ate up huge minutes, Hrbas will be back as the puck mover, Nedomlel will bring two-way ability along with a massive frame, physicality and toughness; etc.

Up front they have so much talent, speed and size in their top 9 that they'll really be tough to stop.

Jaskin-Hertl-Frk
Stransky-Faksa-Hyka
Beran-Sedlak-Kubalik

That is a pretty damn good top 9 and should be able to compete with the Canada's, Sweden's and Russia's of the tournament.

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