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12-15-2012, 02:30 PM
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It would be
Koivu
Barkov Granlund(wing)

for a couple years then a few later

Barkov
Koivu Granlund
I agree and am drooling over the possibility.

adding to fantasy land. We get the #1, trade it to whoever at #2 or #3 for future picks / additional picks / whatever... and then take Jones or Barkov.... I would believe in Jesus Christ if that happened! Not sure why I want us to get the #1 and then not take Mackinnon, just like the idea of more picks (take the ransom) and then go after Jones or Barkov.

Okay, I just pinched myself, turned on the tv and now I am watching Miracle on AMC... is this an omen ????!!!!!

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12-15-2012, 02:33 PM
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Will be an interesting tournament for sure. Canada and Russia are clear favourites, they have very strong teams. I think our team is the strongest we've had in years with players like Barkov, Teräväinen, Ristolainen, Armia etc.

I don't know a lot about Team USA. Could you tell me who are the guys to follow on that team?

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Players to watch on team USA (Most players on team USA were drafted in 2012 or 2011)

1. Seth Jones- expected to go 1 or 2 in 2013 draft.
2. Alex Galchenyuk
3. Jacob Trouba
Other notables: Tyler Biggs, John Gaudreau, Rocco Grimaldi, Mario Lucia, Stefan Noesen, Stefan Matteau, J.T. Miller

USA has a very solid team but I just don't see Canada losing this year. They are wicked deep with the lockout.

USA is looking like a 3rd-5th place squad unless Galchenyuk and Jones carry this squad on their backs.

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12-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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Yep. Got tickets already.
I seriously considered going there too, but probably cannot afford it. I tried to get some of my friends to come with me so we could share the fuel expenses and all, but junior hockey doesn't really attract "normal" people...

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12-17-2012, 11:07 AM
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No more stefan noesen for team usa. thats a big chunk of the team gone

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2012/12/...or-hockey-2013

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12-17-2012, 06:52 PM
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The Noesen news is a bummer but I'm getting really excited for this, had to switch to the Lucia WJC avi in time for the tourney.

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12-19-2012, 07:23 AM
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Team Finland top line.



Barkov, Teräväinen & Armia

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12-19-2012, 08:07 AM
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Might be the angle, but to me Barkov looks even taller than Armia, and he's 6'3".

And might also be the angle, but he looks like young Mikko Koivu, standing next to young Valtteri Filppula there.

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12-19-2012, 09:27 AM
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Might be the angle, but to me Barkov looks even taller than Armia, and he's 6'3".

And might also be the angle, but he looks like young Mikko Koivu, standing next to young Valtteri Filppula there.

http://leijonat.fi/maajoukkueet/u20/...npanoihin.html

Barkov is already bigger than Mikko Koivu.

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that should be good line

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TT-Barkov-Armia is a great line individually but I'm not sure if it's dynamic. Kinda makes sense that Barkov cleans up Armia's mess and TT is the neutral guy in there.

2nd line forwards? Lehkonen, Salomäki and Granlund?

3rd should be the Blues youngsters; Aaltonen and Ikonen. Who's with them? E: Henri Ikonen?

4rd I don't care. Lamberg is one of them I'd guess.



1st pairing should be Määttä-Ristolainen, right?

2nd is Vainio and Lindell?

3rd no idea...

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12-20-2012, 12:35 PM
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Lucia with a "monster shift" and a great assist in the prelim against Sweden.

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12-21-2012, 08:17 AM
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Welp, Dumba's last cut.
Like most I'm not suprised by this ... saw one game of the WHL-Russia series on television and Dumba's play was just brutal. I think he will need a quality mentor who can teach him the blueline game. I'm thinking of someone like Phil Housley ... wish the Wild had him on their staff.

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Like most I'm not suprised by this ... saw one game of the WHL-Russia series on television and Dumba's play was just brutal. I think he will need a quality mentor who can teach him the blueline game. I'm thinking of someone like Phil Housley ... wish the Wild had him on their staff.
or just not drafted a guy who can't play defense and is supposed to be a defensman

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12-22-2012, 12:14 PM
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Watched Finland - USA and Canada - Sweden live today. Didn't expect Team Finland to have such a puck possessive game against Team USA. Canada or Sweden were lazy today and didn't show anything impressive, apart from individual skills time to time.

None of the next top draftees stood out. Jones wasn't bad but not good either. MacKinnon had little time on ice so can't say about much about him, but nothing special in his shifts. Barkov was alright, 1+2 and a few nice plays but still pretty quiet out there.

Artturi Lehkonen 1+1. Still my fave. Was at the right place in at the right time and overall solid performance.

E: Oh and NexwallBronzeshidaw was there too, or what was it..?


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Watched Finland - USA and Canada - Sweden live today. Didn't expect Team Finland to have such a puck possessive game against Team USA. Canada or Sweden were lazy today and didn't show anything impressive, apart from individual skills time to time.

None of the next top draftees stood out. Jones wasn't bad but not good either. MacKinnon had little time on ice so can't say about much about him, but nothing special in his shifts. Barkov was alright, 1+2 and a few nice plays but still pretty quiet out there.

Artturi Lehkonen 1+1. Still my fave. Was at the right place in at the right time and overall solid performance.

E: Oh and NexwallBronzeshidaw was there too, or what was it..?
MacKinnon really stunned me with his speed, but he didn't stand out otherwise. Jones was really disappointing, and Barkov was a bit too timid on the 1st but then he found his game. 1+2 is really good for someone who is playing on the WJC in his draft year. The kid's going to be a stud. Nykopp impressed me, I really started paying attention to him because of his hair and wearing #46 but he made great plays out there. Not bad at all. He's a big kid, too (6'3") and it shows. The downside is that he's a '93 born, so he's turning 20 next year. I assume he could be signed as a free agent on an ECHL/AHL contract? His style of play would suit the small ice better, I'd imagine.

Lucia didn't seem to get much ice time at all, but he was strangely used on the PK a couple of times and he was solid there, didn't make any mistakes and covered the passing lanes well.

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12-22-2012, 01:26 PM
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MacKinnon really stunned me with his speed, but he didn't stand out otherwise. Jones was really disappointing, and Barkov was a bit too timid on the 1st but then he found his game. 1+2 is really good for someone who is playing on the WJC in his draft year. The kid's going to be a stud. Nykopp impressed me, I really started paying attention to him because of his hair and wearing #46 but he made great plays out there. Not bad at all. He's a big kid, too (6'3") and it shows. The downside is that he's a '93 born, so he's turning 20 next year. I assume he could be signed as a free agent on an ECHL/AHL contract? His style of play would suit the small ice better, I'd imagine.

Lucia didn't seem to get much ice time at all, but he was strangely used on the PK a couple of times and he was solid there, didn't make any mistakes and covered the passing lanes well.

probably because its exhibition and he's made the team. and one of his strengths is his all around game, he isn't just a scorer, he plays both ends of the ice and his effort level is just there every game.

really love this pick by the wild, i think he'll be a big part of US squad this year.

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12-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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A quick and dirty WJC primer...even though the tournament started earlier this Boxing Day morning. No worries though because neither Lucia nor Bertschy begin play until tomorrow (US plays Germany at 8 AM CT).

So like Boxing Day in America, today doesn't exist.

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Can't wait to see Bertschy play.

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US vs. Germany highlights

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Trouba with the Burns-esque wrist shot goal from the point.

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Anyone else staying up or waking up early to watch the CAN/USA game?

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12-30-2012, 12:10 AM
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i'm still at a wedding. why bother sleeping?
it's at 3:30 right?

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i'm still at a wedding. why bother sleeping?
it's at 3:30 right?
CST, yes.

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12-30-2012, 12:17 AM
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Isn't NHLN going to reair it later in the day? I'll probably catch it then and refuse to look at the bottom of the screen at the score and info scroll.

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I believe NHLN will re-air it. I am not sure if NHL.com will stream that, though. Who knows, I just woke up. Should have just stayed up.

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