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07-29-2012, 11:44 PM
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i recall reading a story on tsn about some loophole in the regulation of the tournament making him ineligible, never really understood it.
He is too young. Had to be 17 by a certain date, and was still 16.

Stupid rule

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07-29-2012, 11:59 PM
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So is this the same sort of thing as the super series from '07?
Kinda, it's to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 72 Summit Series. It's only half as many games as the original and the '07 though.

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Is it me? Or does Canada not have a lot of recognizable offensive 'names' on their forward units?

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07-30-2012, 09:08 AM
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Is it me? Or does Canada not have a lot of recognizable offensive 'names' on their forward units?
It's not just you. I noticed that as well.

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07-30-2012, 09:21 AM
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Yakupov better learn to not get killed by Dumba.
Kid likes to hit and we will be seeing him 6 times a year in the future.

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07-30-2012, 09:43 AM
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Yakupov better learn to not get killed by Dumba.
Kid likes to hit and we will be seeing him 6 times a year in the future.
I like what Dumba projects to be but, this summer, the odds are he misses Yakupov in the open ice and gives up an odd man rush.

Yakupov has been dealing with kids trying to take his head off for the past two years, there is nothing particularly scary about Dumba trying it.

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07-30-2012, 09:50 AM
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why no Mackinnon?
No Mackinnon because Hockey Canada has a rule stating, no underage player can participate in an U20 event before he has participated in an U18 event. Thus Mackinnon will be playing with the U18 team in the Ivan Hlinka tournament. It is a stupid rule, but Hockey Canada lives by its stupid rules.

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07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
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Yakupov better be able to handle himself at this tournament. In 2-3 months (hopefully) he will be playing full grown men that will more than likely be targeting him all game. Better get used to it kid.

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07-30-2012, 10:33 AM
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I hope Yak's physical game comes out. I hope Yak cranks Rielly.

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07-30-2012, 11:26 AM
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Russia's roster looks much younger. I don't like their chances.
I'm guessing most of their silver medal WJC squad is now too old to participate.

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Russia's roster looks much younger. I don't like their chances.
I'm guessing most of their silver medal WJC squad is now too old to participate.

Actually Canada's roster is younger on average. Canada is bringing I believe 8 players born in 94 whereas Russia roster includes only 3 players born in 94 and 1 player born in 95.

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Dumba, Wilson, and Jenner. Yak better be alert out there.

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07-30-2012, 02:59 PM
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Actually Canada's roster is younger on average. Canada is bringing I believe 8 players born in 94 whereas Russia roster includes only 3 players born in 94 and 1 player born in 95.
My mistake. I was fooled by draft year eligibility column. I suppose all the '93 birth year Russians on the team listed as eligible in '13 draft were just passed over this year in the draft?

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07-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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Dumba, Wilson, and Jenner. Yak better be alert out there.
Don't forget about Sutter, he'll probably run around like an idiot.

I'm also pumped for the Olympic level diving Liepsic will provide, ugh.

Should be entertaining.

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Don't forget about Sutter, he'll probably run around like an idiot.

I'm also pumped for the Olympic level diving Liepsic will provide, ugh.

Should be entertaining.
Between Liepsic and Huberdeau...it could get pretty embarrassing.

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07-31-2012, 02:14 AM
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looks like canada will have a top notch defense, a little lacking on the offense, though look forward to seeing strome and scheifle

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Is Yak the obvious choice for captain? I think he is.

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Not sure if they've had many of these events before, Russia did get worked over by Sam Gagner in the '07 Super Series though.
Gagner was absolutely incredible. I miss watching that gagner play, where did he go?

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Is Yak the obvious choice for captain? I think he is.
you'd think, but as a CHLer they might not show him that respect.

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Gagner was absolutely incredible. I miss watching that gagner play, where did he go?
That was a pretty weak draft class and he was the cream of that poor yielding crop in that series. He then followed it up with a tremendous stretch to finish his rookie year, besides that short stretch last year I haven't seen much of that Gagner since.

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My mistake. I was fooled by draft year eligibility column. I suppose all the '93 birth year Russians on the team listed as eligible in '13 draft were just passed over this year in the draft?
Made the same mistake when I first looked at the rosters too.

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That was a pretty weak draft class and he was the cream of that poor yielding crop in that series. He then followed it up with a tremendous stretch to finish his rookie year, besides that short stretch last year I haven't seen much of that Gagner since.
Familiarity breeds contempt

Gagner is a significantly better NHL player now compared to his rookie season(even including the late run), and is on a much less accomplished team compared to that season as well.

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Familiarity breeds contempt

Gagner is a significantly better NHL player now compared to his rookie season(even including the late run), and is on a much less accomplished team compared to that season as well.
Better defensively and in faceoffs? Sure. Offensively and confidence wise? I don't think so.

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Better defensively and in faceoffs? Sure. Offensively and confidence wise? I don't think so.
He wasn't very good in his rookie season, looked overwhelmed and ineffective the majority of the season, and a rut in the ice probably provided better defensive coverage. When the team finally went on a run, it had the depth to make not only Gagner look like an NHLer, but also noted offensive dynamos Cogliano and Nilsson as well. It was just an unsustainable hot streak, kind of like Horcoff's 40 goal pace season that earned him that contract - it happens.

He's gotten faster, better defensively, and treaded water offensively on a team that went from a veteran team that pushed for the playoffs, to terrible enough to be in position to tie a record for being a bad hockey team.

I know this isn't the place to discuss this, sometimes feel compelled to respond due to bad memories from watching fans turn on players like Arnott, Stoll, and Poti(just to name a few).

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