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World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:34 am

Well, no more Canucks game this season, so we might as well start the countdown to the world championship that will be held in Minsk this year and starts on May 9th. Good thing it's not in the Ukraine.

So, Bieksa will be going.
The Sedins won't, and neither will Edler.
Läck has expressed an interst, but there is a plethora of Swedish NHL goalies available (Enroth, Lehner, Fasth, Markström, Läck), especially if they want to hold on to a slot for Lundqvist, should the Rangers go own against Philly, so we'll see if he gets the call.

Who else? Jensen? Any of the Americans?
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Re: World Championship 2014

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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:17 pm

Reimer picked for Team Canada. You gotta be kidding. I wonder if Luongo gets asked?
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby BladesofSteel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:23 am

Based on the players named to Team Canada thus far: Turris, Ellis, Ward, Brouwer, Gudbranson, Reilly, I'd say KB3 has a good shot at wearing the 'C' leading this youthful bunch next month.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Topper » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:37 am

Hockey Widow wrote:Reimer picked for Team Canada. You gotta be kidding. I wonder if Luongo gets asked?

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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Soooo...... in sticking with Canada's reluctance to have undisciplined players playing for the national squad Zack Kassian is overlooked despite displaying a bit more talent and touch than Alex Burrows who was chosen to the team. God knows 14 showed great judgement and discipline over the years balling about a referee, biting people, pulling their hair etc. Who picked this team Mike Farnworth ?
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:07 am

Now confirmed that Eddie will play for Sweden! 8-)
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Cornuck » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:45 pm

Team Canada roster announced:
http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/sho ... son=153007

Garrison, Bieksa, Burrows from the Canucks.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Island Nucklehead » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:07 pm

I don't like our chances.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:53 am

Island Nucklehead wrote:I don't like our chances.

A lot of youth, but not looking very impressive.
They get to add six more though.
Probably waiting for first round eliminations.

Mind you, in an Olympic year most teams will have problems getting their best players to go to the world championships. It will mostly be the Olympic rejects wanting to prove they should have been on the Olympic team.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:12 pm

Seems like Hansen and Jensen will both be playing for Denmark.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:59 pm

Damn! Läck won't go. Some minor injury, he feels he could play anyway,but the Canucks' medical staff does not want to take any chances. :(

Too bad. I think it would have been a valuable experience for him.
Especially when you get to the elimination games.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby ClamRussel » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:59 pm

Ya bummer. Apparently he was healthy enough to start 19 straight w/o the medical staff saying anything. Too bad there wasn't someone else in town who could've spelled him off the odd game here & there...

Could this be yet another Torts fuelled injuries from overusing players beyond reason?
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby herb » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:15 pm

Nice to see Reimer and Scrivens are back together.

I agree, too bad Kassian wasn't invited. He could certainly use the playing time.

You have to assume Bieksa will be captain. :thumbs:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Postby Per » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:00 pm

There will be a Canucks goalie playing for Sweden. Joacim Ericsson will be going.
It's him, Nilsson from the Islanders and Linus Ullmark from Modo. Not the goalies I was hoping for, but on the upside it means that Joacim may get some quality ice time.

Nyqvist will also be joining the Three Crowns and Ovechkin will be playing for Russia.
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