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12-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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On paper this team is the weakest in WJC.
Well games aren't won on paper but I agree... It will be a struggle.

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12-09-2012, 04:25 AM
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On paper this team is the weakest in WJC.
Do you mean the weakest Slovak team in WJC history? If you do, IMO its not true.
I think, that team of 2008 was worse.

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12-09-2012, 04:36 AM
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Do you mean the weakest Slovak team in WJC history? If you do, IMO its not true.
I think, that team of 2008 was worse.
He means the weakest team out of those participating at 2013 WJC.

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12-09-2012, 05:01 AM
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On a related note why is it that Slovakian junior hockey is not doing great these days?

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12-09-2012, 05:44 AM
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Do you mean the weakest Slovak team in WJC history? If you do, IMO its not true.
I think, that team of 2008 was worse.
The 2008 team had hudáček in goal though, who was asides from Janus our best WJC goalie in recent years. That can be a big difference maker.

It will be really tough.

Bokroš seems to prefer Orange guys over guys who can get playing times on men´s teams... I really wonder whether unter would have been electe dif not for his injury.

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12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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The 2008 team had hudáček in goal though, who was asides from Janus our best WJC goalie in recent years. That can be a big difference maker.

It will be really tough.

Bokroš seems to prefer Orange guys over guys who can get playing times on men´s teams... I really wonder whether unter would have been electe dif not for his injury.
I remember Hudacek, he was good... Where is he these days ?

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12-09-2012, 10:05 PM
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Well hopefully some players surprise, Tomas Tatar wasn't exactly known before the WJC but no player on this current team has had a dominant season close to Tatar's in the Slovak leagues so I don't expect the same kind of heroics.

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12-09-2012, 10:09 PM
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I remember Hudacek, he was good... Where is he these days ?
Plays for my hometown team of Frölunda Indians, Sweden. We're waiting for Lundqvist but before that happens Hudacek is our man.

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12-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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Well hopefully some players surprise, Tomas Tatar wasn't exactly known before the WJC but no player on this current team has had a dominant season close to Tatar's in the Slovak leagues so I don't expect the same kind of heroics.
Marko Dano is playing really well with Slovan in the KHL. He should be the top player for this team. He had 3 pts last year as a 17 year old, I expect improvement on that this year. They'll likely need big production out of him and Tomas Mikus on the top line in order to have a chance, and those guys can certainly produce. But they will still be very hard pressed to make quarters, at best.

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12-10-2012, 12:00 AM
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Gernat is injured and will not play it seems.
The oilers are having crappy luck, both Klefa and Gernat were poised to play big roles for their respective teams this winter but both are injured. Brutal luck.

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12-10-2012, 01:14 AM
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Well hopefully some players surprise, Tomas Tatar wasn't exactly known before the WJC but no player on this current team has had a dominant season close to Tatar's in the Slovak leagues so I don't expect the same kind of heroics.
Tatar might not have been known internationally, but he was well known between Slovak league fans. Though his season in the Slovak league was hardly dominant back then... Actually statswise he was doing similarly in the Slovak eague as Daňo is in the KHL...


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12-10-2012, 02:53 AM
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Marko Dano is playing really well with Slovan in the KHL. He should be the top player for this team. He had 3 pts last year as a 17 year old, I expect improvement on that this year. They'll likely need big production out of him and Tomas Mikus on the top line in order to have a chance, and those guys can certainly produce. But they will still be very hard pressed to make quarters, at best.
The question is, how will they fight with the pressure to be the leaders.

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12-10-2012, 04:04 AM
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Wow Tomas Jurco is 3 days away from being eligible for this tournament. I know rules are rules, but for the sake of all of us it'd be nice if he found a fake birth certificate for this one. I still can't believe Slovakia's luck that two of their three NHL drafted players are hurt this year.

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12-12-2012, 08:57 AM
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So who on this team is worth noting besides Dano, Reway, Ceresnak and Mikus?

http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/306/IHM3060SVK_32E_2_0.pdf

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12-12-2012, 12:56 PM
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So who on this team is worth noting besides Dano, Reway, Ceresnak and Mikus?
Richard Mraz had a solid WjC last year in the first line with Chovan and Jurco. He has serious health problems during spring/summer, not a good start into season in OHL, but I hope he will be in form right during WjC.
Milan Kolena could suprise, if Bokros choose him into TOP 6 forwards.
And of course Denis Hudec is worth noting, son of Zigmund Palffy

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12-13-2012, 03:10 AM
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And of course Denis Hudec is worth noting, son of Zigmund Palffy
At now it is the only one reason, he should be followed.

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12-13-2012, 06:28 AM
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At now it is the only one reason, he should be followed.
Agreed, he is nothing special from what I have seen.
Michal Krištof might bring something to the table though.

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12-13-2012, 09:02 PM
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Best of luck to Martin Reway!!!

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12-14-2012, 01:04 PM
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Patrik Romancik is gonna be the next Jaroslav Janus

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12-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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Patrik Romancik is gonna be the next Jaroslav Janus
I wish I had your optimism. No offense to Patrik, but he has to avoid his typical performance fluctuations. Then we can talk about him as the next Janus.

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12-14-2012, 07:09 PM
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The best team was when you guys had Janus in net who was just stellar and Panik and Tatar at forward and beat the United States for the bronze medal. Ill never forget that game, Tatar and Panik made Mccollum the us goalie look silly in net.

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12-17-2012, 12:23 AM
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Can't wait to see Dano. I think this kid's going to be a great NHLer one day.

Really upset that I won't get to see Gernat and Tvrdon. These two guys would be huge pieces for this team in the tournament and could be the difference between relegation round and the quarter finals. Really sucks, but hopefully the Slovak's will do well on the big ice.

Who will be captain? My guess would be Ceresnak as he's the best defenseman on this squad and has captained the national team before.

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The best team was when you guys had Janus in net who was just stellar and Panik and Tatar at forward and beat the United States for the bronze medal. Ill never forget that game, Tatar and Panik made Mccollum the us goalie look silly in net.
That was a good team. Not the best, but the best showing in recent years for sure. I'd argue that the team they ran with last year was equally as good. Lot's of good talent with Jurco, Tvrdon, Marincin, Gernat, Ceresnak, Chovan, Janosik, Cajkovsky, Matousek and Mraz. Really weak goaltending sunk that team.

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12-17-2012, 03:09 AM
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IMO, the best Slovak team was on 1999/2000 WJC. Unfortunately, only on paper. The final result was bad. No, it was horribly bad. The relegation to lower group was really close. In the last game, they won after shootouts and that saved Slovakia.

Here is the roster

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Dušan Devečka

René Vydarený (Vancouver Canucks, 1999, 3. round, 69.)

Vladimír Urban

Tomáš Starosta

Marek Kolba

Branislav Mezei (New York Islanders, 1999, 1. round, 10.)

Ladislav Harabin

Kristián Kudroč (New York Islanders, 1999, 1. round, 28.)



Forwards

Marián Gáborík (Minnesota Wild, 2000, 1. round, 3.)

Marcel Hossa (Montreal Canadiens, 2000, 1. round, 16.)

Tomáš Kopecký (Detroit Red Wings, 2000, 2. round, 32.)

Milan Bartovič (Buffalo Sabres, 1999, 2. round, 35.)

Branko Radivojevič (Colorado Avalanche, 1999, 3. round, 93.)

Juraj Kolník (New York Islanders, 1999, 4. round, 101.)

Miroslav Zálešák (San Jose Sharks, 1998, 4. round, 104.)

Roman Kukumberg (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2004, 4. round, 113)

Tomáš Surový (Pittsburgh Penguins, 2001, 4. round, 120.)

Ľubomír Pištek (Philadelphia Flyers, 1998, 8. round, 222.)

Martin Cibák (Tampa Bay Lightning, 1998, 9. round, 252.)

Jozef Mrena



Goalies

Rastislav Staňa (Washington Capitals, 1998, 7. round, 193.)

Karol Križan

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Looking at that roster makes me remember how bad the 1999 draft was. The Sedins and Havlat is about it.

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