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Postby willeyeam » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:39 pm

No thread? USA looks great thus far. Who are the top prospects here? Paging @mikey. Strome is the only name I know.

I went to Toronto ten years ago this time of year and watched the USA/Canada game at a bar. Ever since seeing how big it was there I've tried to watch it each year. Was bummed when Buffalo won the bid over Pittsburgh

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Postby mikey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:44 pm

Yeah, last year there wasn't much interest...so I skipped out on it. USA is off to a good start for sure. Denmark is a great story. The Finns going from gold to the relegation round for the first time ever for any team...firing their coaching staff halfway through the tournament...

It's been a fun one for sure...

To address your question re: top prospects...are we talking draft eligibles? Already drafteds? Undrafteds?

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Postby willeyeam » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:53 pm

Let's say drafted players. Ha I saw the Finns had 0 points, didn't know they fired their staff. That's something

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Postby mikey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:05 pm

With permission, I am just going to copy a text I sent the other day when asked the same question...

I guess Alexander Nylander, Dylan Strome, Matt Barzal, Kirill Kaprizov, Tyson Jost, Colin White, Olli Juolevi, Clayton Keller, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Mikhail Sergachev, Vili Saarijarvi, Jeremy Bracco would be a good launching point I guess at a glance.

Of those, it has been rough (rough I tell ya) for Dubois and Sergachev in this round robin stage. Strome has been a little sleepy too for the player that probably should be burning down villages in this thing, he's been mostly throwing centering passes around but he's the center...

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Postby willeyeam » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:07 pm

:thumb:

Dubois hasn't looked great

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Postby mikey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:13 pm

He is a long trajectory player. Columbus went for the upper deck shot at this one. People will over react now because Puljujarvi will be better for the next few years (for the record, I have been all about Pulju for a couple years now...when he was 16 I said he would go 1st overall in 2016) but CBJ just wasn't feeling it and went with the long con...I can see it, but I don't agree with it...we'll see in 2020-ish where they're at on that...

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Postby willeyeam » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:29 pm

Scenario sounds like when the Pirates took Gerrit Cole 1st overall and his UCLA teammate Trevor Bauer beat him to the majors. Coles had much more success

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:12 pm

We have ourselves a game

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Postby crusherstasiak » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:21 pm

We have ourselves a game
Is that steve mears with the call?

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:19 pm

We have ourselves a game
Is that steve mears with the call?
While I didn't think he did play by play, it does sound a little like him. And he works for NHL network.. But I haven't been paying enough attention to them to tell you

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Postby crusherstasiak » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:29 pm

We have ourselves a game
Is that steve mears with the call?
While I didn't think he did play by play, it does sound a little like him. And he works for NHL network.. But I haven't been paying enough attention to them to tell you
It's him.

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Postby mikey » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:34 pm

Yeah, he did it last year as well...pretty brutal at it, I had to watch about 9 minutes of NHLN coverage of this tournament and it sucked...Dennis Beyak and Craig Button / Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro always do a great job for TSN...

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:56 pm

Sloppy OT for the US so far

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Postby crusherstasiak » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:08 pm

high drama

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Postby MR25 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Shame it's going to a shootout

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:20 pm

This game deserves more overtime

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Postby willeyeam » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:31 pm

That was fun. Thought Parsons deserved player of the game but McAvoy played great as well. Oh and Chabot is going to be a stud for a long time

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Postby llipgh2 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:12 pm

On a side note: Leafs fans are flipping out because Auston Matthews had the audacity to congratulate Team USA, and for tweeing out American Flag emojis.

Phil Kessel part 2...

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Postby columbia » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:15 pm

On a side note: Leafs fans are flipping out because Auston Matthews had the audacity to congratulate Team USA, and for tweeing out American Flag emojis.

Phil Kessel part 2...
Toronto sucks.

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Postby willeyeam » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Looking forward to Matthews winning his first cup with the Pens

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:17 pm

Hey @mikey what prospects are we watching this year besides Jack Hughes?

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Postby mikey » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:26 pm

Watch the Finn Kaapo Kakko if we're talking about eligibles...

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Kaapo Kalsarikännit Kakko

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm

Watch the Finn Kaapo Kakko if we're talking about eligibles...
Nice. Might now be my second favorite current hockey name behind Nino Niederreiter

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Postby meow » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:14 am

Read this entire thread thinking it was all about this year and was severely confused

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