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12-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
Kuznetsov and Tarasenko were the reason Russia won that year. Russia had a relatively weak team depth wise IMO that year, but had two outstanding talents that teams could not contain. Of course there were other good players on that team, and the team played well for each other. However, they wern't the most talented Russian junior team overall.
Relatively weak depth? Are you serious?? What are you talking about?? That year turned out to be one of the best in the last 5 years, depth wise. Almost all of those guys are regular and good KHL players now. A lot of these guys are candidates for 1st and 2nd NT. They showed how great they were throughout the tournament.

Other than Kuz and Tarasenko,

Orlov - Upcoming NHL Defenseman
Berezin - Solid in Neftekhimik
Pivtsakin - good in Avangard Omsk
Panarin - Probably best Vityaz forward
Burdasov - Solid Power Forward on star studded SKA
Berdnikov - Solid Player in KHL
Zaitsev- Solid Sibir Defense
Kalinin- Solid/ Very Good Avangard Player
Sergeev- Solid CSKA defenseman
Golubev- Good Power forward on a good team - Ak Bars
Bocharov- Solid KHL forward for Yugra
And pretty sure Sobchenko and Urychev were destined to be good players for Lokomotiv, RIP.

Yes, Tarasenko and Kuznetsov were leaders, but who scored the winning goal against Sweden? Who scored the tying goal against Finland? What about Panarin scoring 2 in the finals?

Hockey is a team sport, like I said those 2 leaders couldn't do it without the team.

If you really believe 1 or 2 players can win the whole tournament without a team, you have no idea what you're talking about.

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