Thread: Switzerland: Swiss young guns
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02-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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duga
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They just released the prelimary roster for the U-18 WC.... and they put all the underagers on the roster I expected (hoped), minus Schmidli.

On attack, it's an intersting situation, cause the 95borns are lacking top-end talent as well as depth. Unlike the 96ers and 97ers, when it comes to elite talent.

96ers: Fjala is a lock. And the combination of size, skill and toughness of N.Rod is intriguing. Guys like Suter and T.Meier have convinced both with the NT (u-17 or U-18) as well as with their play in swiss U-20 championship.

97ers: Malgin. He may won't make the team yet (with guys like Hischier, Rod and Fuchs on C) , but with his performance-level he showed on any level this year, they just had to invite him. Look out!


On D: 95ers have both very good talent and depth as well. So the underagers will have a tough time to make the final roster.

96ers might don't have the elite talent like the 95ers or 97ers but beside Maurer, the top talent is untypically big (Harlacher, Schmutz, Kindschi, Heldner)

97ers: I'm sure most have heard of Siegenthaler. And Karrer while not as big or strong as Siegenthaler is a nice offensive talent.

GK: Can't say much about them. But it's been a while since Switzerland has produced anybody close to elite.

Coach: Last chance for Celio, I hope. And if he still can't coach... get rid of him. (May Gaydoul got some more work for Ex-Chlotener...)

My prediction:

(If Mueller comes over)

GK:?

D: Müller Büsser
Baltisperger Dufner
Kindschi Rathgeb (who can play forward as well)
Grossniklaus

F: Wieser Hischier Högger
Fazzini Fuchs Fjala
Suter Rod T.Meier
Aeschlimann Brändli Hügli

(M.Marchon)

Thoughts?

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