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11-26-2004, 12:07 AM
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Team USA Line up/Roster Predictions

I don't know American players half as well as Canadians but I'll throw out some names I think will have a chance. I might pick some of the right players but my lines will likely be horrible.

I think 12 players were already named, I'll mark them with a (*).
LW - C - RW
Hensick* O'Sullivan* Stafford*
Earl Schremp Callahan*
Bourque Fritsche* Pineault*
Dowell* Hennessy M. Brown*

xtra: Wheeler

Thelen J. Johnson
Suter* Hunwick*
Likens* Lewis

xtra: Sparrow

Montoya*
Schneider/Holt

Thoughts?

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good to see you have our boy Earl in there

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This is the roster prediction I posted on the international board:

Alvaro Montoya
Cory Schneider

Matt Hunwick
Jack Johnson
Jeff Likens
Grant Lewis
Matt Nickerson
Ryan Suter
A.J. Thelen

Chris Bourque
Mike Brown
Ryan Callahan
Jake Dowell
Robbie Earl
Dan Fritsche
Tom Fritsche
Josh Hennessy
T.J. Hensick
Phil Kessel
Patrick O'Sullivan
Adam Pineault
Robbie Schremp
Drew Stafford

As for lines and D pairings, who knows. But I can say that Schremp really only clicked with Earl and Hensick at the evaluation camp. A line of those three would do a lot of damage, as they're all very creative offensively.

IMO, Wheeler has little chance of making the team this year. He's just too raw at this point. I also don't think Sparrow deserves a spot.

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A couple goalies.

A few defensemen.

Robbie Earl.
The rest of the forwards.

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Earls defensive game has come along way and you put a playmaker on his line like Pavelski in Wisconsin and big things can happen. I wouldn't be surprised if Eaves gives him a shot.

That would be awesome if Hennessy made it ! but I have a gut fealing he'll get screwed because of were he plays. Schremp deserves to be there as well.

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If Schremp isn't there i'll laugh soooooooo hard. He deserves to be there, IMO he's their 2nd or 3rd best all around player.

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Are these 2 related Dan Fritsche Tom Fritsche

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Are these 2 related Dan Fritsche Tom Fritsche
Yeah I'm pretty sure they're related (both born in Ohio).

I never knew Dan was WJC material for this year but then again I'm not very knowledgable on NCAA on hockey players.

Could someone give us some info on Dan Fritsche? Maybe one of you guys with those weird Jack Johnson avatars?

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Yeah I'm pretty sure they're related (both born in Ohio).

I never knew Dan was WJC material for this year but then again I'm not very knowledgable on NCAA on hockey players.

Could someone give us some info on Dan Fritsche? Maybe one of you guys with those weird Jack Johnson avatars?

Are you referring to Dan or Tom? Dan played for the Sarnia Sting in the OHL, and actually will return to them now that his injury is healed. He is definately WJC material, and has already been named to the team. Tom is his younger brother, and has a long history with USA Hockey, and is one of top playmakers in the NCAA. I can see him making the squad as well.

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A couple goalies.

A few defensemen.

Robbie Earl.
The rest of the forwards.

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Tom is his younger brother, and has a long history with USA Hockey, and is one of top playmakers in the NCAA. I can see him making the squad as well.
That's exactly why I think he'll make the squad. Plus he was one of the better, more energized forwards at the evaluation camp. I really don't think guys like Auffrey or Weller have done enough to make the team, and I wasn't particularly impressed by them overall. Tom is a very gritty kid though, and they could at least use him as an extra forward.

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Earls defensive game has come along way and you put a playmaker on his line like Pavelski in Wisconsin and big things can happen. I wouldn't be surprised if Eaves gives him a shot.

That would be awesome if Hennessy made it ! but I have a gut fealing he'll get screwed because of were he plays. Schremp deserves to be there as well.
Eaves isn't coaching the team.

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Eaves isn't coaching the team.

Does anyone know if Eaves and Sandelin have similar coaching philosophies?

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This was posted over on the Wild board: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...0273136.htm?1c

It's possible Thelen won't be named to the team, which could mean Johnson is even more of a probability. It could also mean a guy that's under the radar could get more serious consideration, perhaps someone from the CHL.

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Yes they are-I was just reading an article about that. Toms Dannys younger brother

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This was posted over on the Wild board: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...0273136.htm?1c

It's possible Thelen won't be named to the team, which could mean Johnson is even more of a probability. It could also mean a guy that's under the radar could get more serious consideration, perhaps someone from the CHL.
Or maybe a guy like Goligoski, who wasn't at the evaluation camp. Or Nate Hagemo, who is solid, and a longtime USA Hockey favorite.

Thelen was pretty good at the evaluation camp, but you can tell he needs to work on his defensive game. I would think that if he's struggling that much this year, they'd probably take someone else, and as you said, it could mean Johnson has an even better shot to make the team.

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Or maybe a guy like Goligoski, who wasn't at the evaluation camp. Or Nate Hagemo, who is solid, and a longtime USA Hockey favorite.

Thelen was pretty good at the evaluation camp, but you can tell he needs to work on his defensive game. I would think that if he's struggling that much this year, they'd probably take someone else, and as you said, it could mean Johnson has an even better shot to make the team.

Yeah, those two guys could get a shot, although if I had a say I'd give a long look to Lashoff. He's playing pretty well these days and is starting to put up some points.

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Yeah, those two guys could get a shot, although if I had a say I'd give a long look to Lashoff. He's playing pretty well these days and is starting to put up some points.
Only 5 less points than Kindl in about 14 fewer games. He's solid and at least worth a look.

I wonder if Jordan Lavallee will get a look for the team.

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Only 5 less points than Kindl in about 14 fewer games. He's solid and at least worth a look.

I wonder if Jordan Lavallee will get a look for the team.

Woodlief was really talking him up. He and Hennessey would make a nice combo.

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Schremp with four more points tonight (including the hat-trick). He's now 2nd in the league scoring. If he doesn't get named to the team something is really wrong.

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i think Hagemo is a good bet. I think Chris Bourque won't be named but Schremp will.

mike eaves and scott sandelin are nothing alike. sandelin is an in-your-face kind of coach and not exactly a thrill to play for, from what i understand from a few of the boys at eval camp.

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i think Hagemo is a good bet. I think Chris Bourque won't be named but Schremp will.

mike eaves and scott sandelin are nothing alike. sandelin is an in-your-face kind of coach and not exactly a thrill to play for, from what i understand from a few of the boys at eval camp.

That's what I thought-thanks for the info.

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Schremp with four more points tonight (including the hat-trick). He's now 2nd in the league scoring. If he doesn't get named to the team something is really wrong.
He's still third, since Hunter picked up a pair of assists. However, he's now first in the league in goals.

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Im gonna predict that Wheeler DOES get selected. A previous post said he was "raw" but I think many will see adding him to the team as a building process. If they dont, oh well, but I think he deserves a chance to show his stuff. He's a great player when his game is on.

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He's still third, since Hunter picked up a pair of assists. However, he's now first in the league in goals.

My bad. Thanks for pointing that out.

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