Germany at the WJC
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10-27-2012, 06:08 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
I wouldn't say that Latvia is a favourite to stay up, yeah we will have our best ever U20 roster but the Germans also have Rieder and the young Draisaitl kid and DEL guys... It will be tough in any case. This year at the U18 we thought we can win Germany and we did, but still didn't get into TOP 6...
Team Latvia will be much better than last year, that's for sure. And not only for Girgensons and Blugers but also 1993 guys stepping up like Klavins now playing in Elitserien and other guys getting more points in Russian junior MHL, also young 2014 draft prospect Rihards Bukarts, but still the German team shouldn't be bad at all. It will be fun cause, as I think, either Germany or Latvia can upset Slovaks or any other of non top 5 teams.
As regards goalies we will probably have Merzlikins who occasionally sits as the 2nd goalie for NLA team but how good is he in Swiss juniors???
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