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12-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Well what's the projected lines?

I'd say Zharkov in a non offensive role is a bad idea.

Nicushkin I don't see being a great grinder. Good going to the net, everywhere else he's underwhelming.

The only spot I think Russia has us beat is at 2nd line center, but Mackinnon has outplayed Grigorenko in the past.

I have visions of mackinnon taking that spot from Strome as the tournament goes on anyways.

Man for man Canada's team is as deep/better.

Vasilevski may or may not be better than Subban, we've seen Subban out play him before.
Sigaryov-Khokhlachyov-Ya​kupov; Slepyshev-Grigorenko-Kucherov; Nichushkin-Tkachyov-Shal​unov; Mozer-Kapustin-Kosov; Zharkov

Yarullin-Nesterov; Dyblenko-Dyakov; Mironov-Koledov

Zharkov is a 13th forward and rightfully so. This team is solid and well built. I also completely disagree with you about Nichushkin. He is the ideal 3rd line player on this ice. He is a top line talent that plays a 3rd line game.

Originally Posted by Royal Canuck View Post
So their forwards backcheck, I'm talking about the defensemen.
That's what I meant. Their defensemen are the strongest part of this team. Not sure what you're talking about.

Edit: Just watched a TSN preview. Ray Ferarro said that he thinks Russia is the favourite to win.

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