Looks like its gonna be a battle to avoid relegation this year.
Frans Nielsen (NYI) and Peter Regin (OTT) are both out with injuries.
Lars Eller (MTL), Mikkel Boedker (PHX) and Jannik Hansen (VAN) are all in the playoffs and unavailable (assuming they progress past the first round).
Philip Larsen (DAL/AHL) has been suffering from an injury in resent weeks and will most likely not be allowed to play at the World Champ. if Texas Stars were to lose in round one.
Players to be added:
Mads Christensen, C/W, (currently Playing semifinal for Eisbären Berlin in the DEL)
Kim Staal, W, (Herning)
Daniel Nielsen, D, (Herning)
Frederik Andersen, G, (Frederikshavn)
Jesper Jensen, C, (Frederikshavn)
what about nick jensen? Oshawa is tied with niagra 1-1 but tonight's game is 4-1 niagra in the 3rd. If Oshawa is eliminated, i'd assume he plays in the WC?
Not sure if he'd be called upon. He is still young and Im not sure if there's room for him in the top six. He obviously hasn't been able to take part in the training camp, and he is coming of his first season in NA with an increased game schedule. Would be a good learning experience though.
Looking at the current group of fowards Morten Lie and Morten Poulsen could also become relevant...
Team Denmarks issues isn't just the lack of NHLers. Two veteran D-men(Duus and Damgaard) has said no and Oliver Lauridsen(Who was recently brought up to the AHL) is injured. All D-men. Not our strongest part of the team to begin with.
Something along the lines of:
Stefan Lassen-Mads Boedker
Daniel Nielsen-Jesper Jensen
Morten Madsen-Mads Christensen-Julian Jakobsen
Nicklas Hardt-Morten Green-Kiril Starkov
Kasper Degn-Jesper Jensen-Morten Poulsen
Lasse Lassen-Thor Dresler-Morten Lie
* Dark horse(Coach doesn't like bringing in juniors): Nicklas Jensen
I expect Frederik Andersen to be 1. keeper. His form is currently a lot better than Galbraiths.
Hopefully Lars Eller and Mikkel Bødker will be available so we will have a decent 1. line.
The form-thing has been said before every series the last couple of years. Can't see it to be honest. Think it will something like last year, where FA is being used a lot, but when it comes down to buisness it's Galbraith.