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World Junior Championship Discuss international tournaments such as the World Juniors, Olympic hockey, and Ice Hockey World Championships, as they take place; or discuss past tournaments.

Who are you favorite players to watch so far?

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12-29-2012, 12:25 PM
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Morgan Rielly, Seth Jones and Mikhail Grigorenko have all been a treat to watch.

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12-29-2012, 12:31 PM
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Tomas Hertl.

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12-29-2012, 12:43 PM
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Simple enough question. We all watch our countries out of national pride and other countries out of...well lack of professional hockey and to get glimpses of other prospects.

My list of guys that have really impressed me are

Rasmus Ristolainen
Leon Draisatl
Jonathan Drouin
Ryan Nugent Hopkins
Tobias Reider
Andrey Makarov
Valeri Nicushkin
Mikhail Grigorenko
Alex Galchenyuk
John Gibson
Jacob Trouba
Alex Wennberg
Oliver Wikstrand

Other players have impressed me as well but so far these guys have impressed me.

EDIT: oh and if at all possible try not to just come in here and say your team's representative has looked good. While I'm on that note Rakell needs to be a little less selfish with the puck and Karlsson needs to play more like he has been in Sweden. This is not the best he can be at all.
Oliver or Mikael?

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12-29-2012, 01:04 PM
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The 3 teams I'm watching closest are Russia, USA, and Finland, so mostly guys from those teams, especially Russia. (There's just so much talent on that roster.)

RUS:
Grigorenko
Kucherov
Vasilevsky
Nichushkin
Makarov

USA:
Trouba
Jones
Galchenyuk
Hartman
Reilly

FIN:
Maatta
Ristolainen
Armia

GER:
Reider

Kind of a long list, but I've really enjoyed watching all of them.


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12-29-2012, 04:46 PM
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Galchenyuk and RNH have impressed me the most so far.

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12-29-2012, 05:04 PM
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For me, favourite players to watch ≠ most impressive players.

Drouin - Canada
Draissatl - Germany
Galchenyuk - USA
Armia - Finland
Rielly - Canada
Harrington - Canada (not exciting at all, just love watching him play defense)
Hertl - Czech

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12-29-2012, 05:06 PM
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The fact that Canada has Reilly and US has Rielly makes the spelling mistakes mean that much more in this thread.

Edit: Including the one I made.

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12-29-2012, 05:09 PM
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I have only paid attention to Swedish players.

Filip Sandberg such a fun player to watch. Big surprice.

Mikael Wikstrand, Swedens best D, he is not a 7th rounder.

Elias Lindholm, as expected a good player.

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12-29-2012, 05:16 PM
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Pretty awesome that Galchenyuk has been imoressed just about everybody except the coach

Felipe Forsberg has impressed me a lot, I though that Collberg would end up better because
Forsberg didn't have a lot of hustle in his game, I was wrong. Trouba has more offense in his game that I previously thought as well.

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12-29-2012, 05:19 PM
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Leon Dreisatl
Kucherov, Grigorenko, Nichuskin
Grimaldi, Galchenyuk
Filip Forsberg

And I need to watch more Finland and Canada games

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12-29-2012, 05:20 PM
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I only saw one game (SUI-SWE) and I liked these players most:

Mirco Müller
Christoph Bertschy
Mike Künzle
Tanner Richard
Filip Sandberg
Mikael Wikstrand

But that's just from 1 game so

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12-29-2012, 06:34 PM
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I'd say Filip Sandberg!

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12-29-2012, 06:39 PM
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Drouin, Rielly, Galchenyuk.

If the Maple Leafs end up with Drouin somehow, I'd be the happiest guy on earth. I think he's going to end up having a better career than MacKinnon. I maybe speaking out of turn though. But he's just so talented. Drouin should really be in the mix for first overall.
Galchenyuk is magical, I still believe Burke would have picked him had he been available. However Morgan Rielly is still a favourable pick for me.
You have to be careful about what makes a great 17 year old player at the WJC and what makes a great pro. There have been a lot of World Junior standouts that have gone onto amazing careers at Dairy Queen.

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12-29-2012, 06:43 PM
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Draisaitl, Collberg, Wennberg, Grigorenko, Makarov, Drouin, Nugent-Hopkins, Scheifele, Galchenyuk, Gibson, Ristolainen

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Jones
Hartman
Trouba
de la rose
Colberg
Dano
Yarullin
Muller
Hertl

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12-29-2012, 07:16 PM
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So pissed that TSN never airs the Swedes and Fins games. So much draft eligible talent.

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12-29-2012, 07:21 PM
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When I think about Xavier Ouellet all I can manage to express is: damn Red Wings!

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12-29-2012, 07:26 PM
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Shayne Gostisbehere and Filip Sandberg for me so far.

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12-29-2012, 08:14 PM
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Never heard of him before the tournament but I've been impressed by 'Joel Armia' from Finland.

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I was in Mexico until today so I'm behind in watching the games...
So far I've only watched Can vs Ger and Can vs Slv... need to watch some of the USA, Fin, Swe and Rus ASAP

That said, so far:
CAN F: RNH, Scheif, Strome
CAN D: Oullete, Harrington
GER F: Draisaitl
SLV F: Dano, Makus

(keep in mind: favourite =/= best or flashy or exceptional or exceeding expectations)

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Shayne Gostisbehere
His name sounds like a toothless man calling the Ghostbusters.

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Draisaitl for sure. His vision and hockey sense at that age is unreal.

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How has a moderator not fixed the title of the thread yet?

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