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11-06-2012, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by cagney View Post
Almost a completely different team for the US as only 3 players from the Ivan Hlinka tournament are on this team. That's by design though as this tournament is the first tournament of the year for the NTDP U18 team. There are a few guys that would certainly strengthen the squad, especially Adam Erne, but overall this team is certainly stronger than the Hlinka team.
USA usually dominates this tournament, I guess that's the plan this year too. But Sweden is much better this year. Last year they played in the WJAC at the same time, where they sent the best team. This year they only got this tournament, so I'm really looking forward to the USA-Sweden game(s).

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