Thread: WJC: Canada 2014 team
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12-18-2012, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by wally31 View Post
Ekblad would more than likely make the team.
I doubt Athansiou makes the team. I would assume Rychel would play a bigger role than the 13th forward.
And bring on the jokes/laughs but if Jankowski finishes his season strong, and starts the year off well he should be in the mix. 6'4 - 179lbs now... I could see him adding 8-10lbs before camp. Looked absolutely amazing at development camp this summer.
I also think (from what I've read/seen) Monahan will make the NHL after the draft. I know that idea probably won't be shared, but I believe he's ready to make that transition.

So assuming MacKinnon, Monahan, Rielly, & Reinhart are playing in the NHL
My top 9 & top 4 prediction:

Mantha - Drouin - Hudon (size and skill)
Rychel - Jank - Shinkaruk (decent size, some grit, lots of skill)
Wilson - Lazar - Duclair (lots of grit, size, physicality, and able to score)

Pulock - Ekblad
Ceci - Finn
I forgot about Ekblad I think he'll be there. Disagree on Athanasiou if he keeps putting up a tonne of offense with his speed. He doesnt even get PP time and hes producing quite a bit, I think he'll be there.

Canada needs skilled forwards and like it or not HC isnt going to take a bunch of young guys to the tournament

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