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12-26-2011, 12:18 AM
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2012 WJC Discussion

Group A: Latvia, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia and Switzerland
Group B: Canada, USA, Denmark, Finland and Czech Republic

Kings Prospects playing
USA: Forbort and Gravel
Finland: Gibson

Finland plays Cananda tmrw although I'm not sure if Gibson will be playing, the US also plays tomorrow agaisnt Denmark.

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12-26-2011, 08:21 AM
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Can't wait for this tourney to start!

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Looks like Gibson is starting for Finland today against Canada. Should be a good test for him, hopefully he plays well.

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Looks like Gibson is starting for Finland today against Canada. Should be a good test for him, hopefully he plays well.
Pulling for him. He has all the talent in the world.

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12-26-2011, 03:37 PM
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Any reason why NHL Live is still on NHL Network when the Canada-Finland game is supposed to be on right now?

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Gibson didn't have much of a chance on either of those goals.

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12-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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Gibson is being left out to dry. Hopefully Finland can regain some confidence, they look rattled.

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12-26-2011, 04:52 PM
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Gibson is being lit up like a Christmas tree. Not his fault though, the Finns are terrible.

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Gibson is being lit up like a Christmas tree. Not his fault though, the Finns are terrible.
Yeah he's not getting much help. There was nothing he could do on the first 3. The last two were stoppable, but he's pretty much on his own out there. He's made some nice saves, too.

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12-26-2011, 05:07 PM
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Gibson has been very average today. Finns are not playing real well in front of him, but he has looked shaky and at very least the Huberdeau goal was stoppable. He will rebound though, I am sure. Finns have blueline is very very young and they depend heavily upfront on the Granlund line with Armia line helping only slightly. The real test for them comes up later in their last two round robin games versus Czech and Denmark.

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12-26-2011, 05:47 PM
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Off to the DEN-USA game right away I am going to keep an eye on Forbort and Gravel, will have a scouting report for you all after the game. Not really cheering for either team since the USA has Kings prospects but I played the DEN U-18 team a few years back (with my club team team, also played LA AAA Jr. Kings in that tourney ), so I kinda like them (of course my attempt to shadow Lars Eller was woefully inadequate).

Should be fun anyways.

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Off to the DEN-USA game right away I am going to keep an eye on Forbort and Gravel, will have a scouting report for you all after the game. Not really cheering for either team since the USA has Kings prospects but I played the DEN U-18 team a few years back (with my club team team, also played LA AAA Jr. Kings in that tourney ), so I kinda like them (of course my attempt to shadow Lars Eller was woefully inadequate).

Should be fun anyways.
You play Beau Bennett and Shane McColgan in that tourny? (and Gaspar )

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12-26-2011, 07:07 PM
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Finland's first line is just sick. If only they had a defense and some balance up front.

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12-26-2011, 08:18 PM
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Kinda hard to say (cause PBP guys didn't say) but look like Forbort just got a nice assist on a outlet blueline2blueline pass to send in Zucker.

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The US needs to learn to clean up in front of the net, don't want to look like that Finnish defense.

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I've seen more attacking play/offensive aggression by Forbort in the first period of this game, then I did in the few ND games I've seen. How much of that is Blias coaching vs ND's coach or playing vs Denmark or playing with a great offensive line-up IDK, but hope it continues.

Also should note, Forbort is paired with the only 17 yo on the team. And seems to be getting good amounts of PK time, but won't be getting PP as US is running 1 Dman on the point with Merril/Clendening running it.

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Good lord is Etem talented.

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Oh no, Gravel just got drilled in the corner, elbow to the head. Ugly, dirty hit.

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Oi Gravel put himself in a bad spot there.

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Glad to see Gravel is back on the ice.

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Forbort looks pretty decent out there. Not outstanding, but he made some good plays.

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That was a very nice flip pass by Forbort which led to Coyle's third goal.

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Great first game by the US, got the nervousness out early.

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The US PK needs a lot of help. Hopefully this type of offense shows up against the bigger teams in the tournament.

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Just back from the game, US was dominate in every aspect. Coyle is awesome, he was too big, too strong for the Danes, and Zucker has unreal hands and speed. Both great players.

Forbort was solid if unspectacular in the game. He was dominate in the corners, but Danes program is still not there yet so hard to say whether that was his development or just the weakness of the Denmark team. The hit on Gravel looked like a solid bodycheck to me, was it that bad? I was a little far up to see if the elbow was up or it was to the head.

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