Kinda surprised they kept cat over monahan but I'm happy
Very tough for draft-eligible players to make it. But I was hoping a couple of the draft studs would make it, have marginal tournaments and then slip down draft boards a la Couturier. I'd love Monahan on the Sabres!
It'll be interesting to see how many of MacKinnon, Shinkaruk and Drouin make the team. If Canada only brings one draft-eligible, Catenacci has a reasonable shot of making it. If they bring two, I think he may be on the outside looking in.
If we have prospects on 4 of the top 5 teams, this tournament well be as good as it's ever been for me. Any word on McCabe's chances for USA? I haven't been following him as closely.
Most of the speculated lineups in the Team USA thread have him on the 2nd or 3rd pairing, playing with either Trouba, S. Jones, or Connor Murphy (20th overall, PHX, 2011 Draft), all of whom are righties.
I think Monahan would have stayed longer if he had been in game shape.
He hadn't played in about three weeks thanks to a ridiculous suspension.
Yeah that 10 game suspension was a joke. I could have seen a game or two, but 10 games to me implies an intent to injure and I just didn't see that on that Macdonald hit. Hopefully he'll get the chance to play for Canada next year.
Is there an actual date for the US team camp or are they just going to show up on the 26th? Just noticed that Galchenyuk played tonight and find it amusing that they haven't even had their camp yet.
December 4, 2012 -
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today unveiled its preliminary roster for the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. The 27 players will attend training camp Dec. 16-18 at the New York Rangers' Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. An additional camp will follow in Helsinki, Finland, with the final 23-man roster announcement scheduled for Dec. 23. The 2013 U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.