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  • World Junior Championships -- 2021

    It speaks volumes about the decline of participation on this board that nobody has yet started a thread for the 2020-21 World Juniors, which is now underway in Edmonton. Plenty of things to interest college hockey fans, what with 20 NCAA players on the US roster (9 B1G; 7 HEA; 3 NCHC; 1 WCHA) and three more on the Canadian roster (2 HEA; 1 B1G). Even Russia (2 HEA).

    Hopefully, discussions on this thread stick to hockey.
    Last edited by Split-N; 12-25-2020, 08:17 AM.
    "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

  • #2
    Oooooops.....Change the thread title to 2020-21 (Too much egg nog)
    Last edited by Split-N; 12-24-2020, 10:45 AM.
    "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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    • #3
      Which team is favored to win Gold?
      Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

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      • #4
        Your guess is as good as anybody's. Usual training and preparations disrupted by COVID factors, especially on the other side of the pond. Germany still has some players in quarantine and will play its first game with a reduced roster. USA and Canada appear to have had the smoothest workups but Canada's captain went down in last night's exhibition and won't be playing.
        "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Split-N View Post
          Your guess is as good as anybody's. Usual training and preparations disrupted by COVID factors, especially on the other side of the pond. Germany still has some players in quarantine and will play its first game with a reduced roster. USA and Canada appear to have had the smoothest workups but Canada's captain went down in last night's exhibition and won't be playing.
          Other than the USA winning it my other hope is for our three D to return to our team 100% healthy!
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          • #6
            FWIW, USA has a much tougher draw: vs Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, and Austria; Canada gets it much easier: vs Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia, and Germany. IMO, only Finland has a chance to get past the Canadians. US will be in a dogfight against all except the Austrians.
            "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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            • #7
              NCAA players/commits on non-US teams:

              Canada - Dylan Holloway (UW), Alex Newhook (BC), Devon Levi (NU)
              Germany - Tommy Pasanen (Clarkson), Luca Münzenberger (UVM commit, literally just committed today)
              Switzerland - Cedric Fiedler (WMU), Ray Fust (Omaha commit)
              Russia - Vladislav Firstov, Yan Kuznetsov (both UConn)

              LMK if i'm missing any.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by D2D View Post
                Which team is favored to win Gold?
                Canada.

                Even with the loss of Dach. They are loaded.

                USA/Russia/Sweden/Finland next tier.

                USA going to need better goaltending if they are going to have any prayer. Spencer Knight’s WJC struggles continue.
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                • #9
                  Might be time for Leaman to give the goaltending job to Wolf until he loses it.
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                  • #10
                    On the tube tonight (Saturday 12/26) 9:30 pm EST vs. Austria on NHLTV
                    Section 3 (formerly 6, before that "F")
                    Row 1
                    Seats 6 & 7
                    Same seats since '93 - at the blue line on the glass


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JoeZ View Post
                      On the tube tonight (Saturday 12/26) 9:30 pm EST vs. Austria on NHLTV
                      Also, Canada vs Germany 6 p.m.
                      "Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"

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                      • #12
                        Canada continuing to pound a depleted German squad. 11-1 after 2.

                        Feel so bad for Germany. Never had a chance tonight against a completely rested Canadian team and playing it’s 2nd game short 7 or 8 skaters in 24 hours.

                        Canada probably keeps the gas pedal on in the 3rd with goal differential.
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                        "The Prezidential Three - Elmira, Oswego, Norwich" © Joecct
                        GO EAGLES!!! R.I.P. L.H. #4 In our hearts forever
                        GO LAKERS!!!
                        GO CADETS!!! R.I.P. Charlie Crosby '63
                        "Reisweber trying to circle in front of the net, he does, HE SCORES! that's it! Oswego State has done it!! The Lakers take home the first NCAA title of any kind in school history. It's celebration time in Upstate New York!"
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post

                          Canada.

                          Even with the loss of Dach. They are loaded.
                          Dach had surgery today. Out 4-6 months. As a lifelong Blackhawks fan, I'm not happy. Add to that the fact that Toews is out with some mystery illness (apparently not covid, because he says it's something he's had for a couple of months) and a team that likely wasn't going to be all that good to begin with is really in trouble.
                          My guy is a hard-nosed hockey player who is not afraid to crash the net. Your guy is a goon who runs the goalie.

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                          • #14
                            You got three titles in the Kane/Toews/Keith era. You'll get over it.

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                            • #15
                              Russia vs Sweden very entertaining tonight, some serious talent on display. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS7nNjMdSI4
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