View Single Post
Old
12-11-2012, 04:37 PM
  #29
PhilaFlyers
Registered User
 
PhilaFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 8,235
vCash: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
Since the main boards seem impossible, I'll ask you kind objective folks. Do the Americans stand a chance to win this thing? Other than that, who looks to be the favorite going into the tournament? Apologies, I don't follow junior hockey as closely as I used to.
I think the Americans have a good shot at a medal and possibly getting the gold. A lot of people are saying it could depend on their goaltending and John Gibson has been playing really well coming into the tourney. They have some elite goal scorers in Galchenyuk and NJ native John Gaudreau. Also having potential number 1 pick Seth Jones on defense doesn't hurt.

Here's a look at the potential roster, taken from the WJC board
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmericanDream View Post
Forwards

1. Gaudreau - Galchenyuk - Barber
2. Miller -[ A] - Grimaldi -[ A] - Noesen
3. Lucia - Trocheck - Biggs
4. Matteau - Kuraly - Hartman

Extra Forward

Jimmy Vesey

Defense

1. Murphy - Jones
2. McCabe - Trouba - [C]
3. Gostisbehere - Sieloff

extra defenseman

Brady Skjei

Goalies

1. Gibson
2. Gillies
3. Sparks


Last edited by PhilaFlyers: 12-11-2012 at 04:54 PM.
PhilaFlyers is offline   Reply With Quote