World Championship 2018

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World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:06 am

Getting a little worried about Sweden's chances...

Markström and Lundqvist are apparently taking care of injuries. Lehner has turned them down. As has Läck.
It now seems Anders Nilsson may tend goal for Sweden at the World Championships! :but: :cry:

Markström, the Sedins and Loui Eriksson have all said no.
Haven't heard about Edler yet. He may get the call, depending on who else is available.
Klingberg and Ekman-Larsson have already reported they will come, so at least we have a pretty decent first pairing. 8-)

Most people expect that Elias Pettersson may get a shot.
Again, depending on what NHLers may report for duty, of course, but there should be at least a handful of SHLers on the team and I think it would be great to let him measure himself against the competition on the international stage.
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:27 am

The rosters are beginning to form, even though there are still some missing links.
These players have commited to playing so far:

Canada:
Josh Bailey (Islanders)
Mathew Barzal (Islanders)
Anthony Beauvillier (Islanders)
Thomas Chabot (Senators)
Jordan Eberle (Islanders)
Joel Edmundson (Blues)
Aaron Ekblad (Panthers)
Bo Horvat (Canucks)
Darcy Kuemper (Coyotes)
Connor McDavid (Oilers)
Darnell Nurse (Oilers)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Oilers)
Ryan O'Reilly (Sabres)
Colton Parayko (Blues)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Senators)
Ryan Pulock (Islanders)
Brayden Schenn (Blues)
Jaden Schwartz (Blues)

Sweden:
Mikael Backlund (Flames)
Jacob De La Rose (Canadiens)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Coyotes)
Mika Zibanejad (Rangers)
Anders Nilsson (Canucks)
John Klingberg (Stars)
Erik Gustafsson (Blackhawks)
Adam Larsson (Oilers)
Johan Larsson (Sabres)
Magnus Paajarvi (Senators)
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:01 pm

Sweden's preliminary roster:

Goalies
Anders Nilsson, Vancouver Canucks
Magnus Hellberg, Kunlun
Filip Gustavsson, Ottawa

Defence
Erik Gustafsson, Chicago Blackhawks
Adam Larsson, Edmonton Oilers
Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
Lawrence Pilut, HV71
Mikael Wikstrand, Färjestad
Adam Almqvist, Frölunda

Forwards
Rikard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Mattias Janmark, Dallas Stars
Adrian Kempe, Los Angeles Kings
Gustav Nyquist, Detroit Red Wings
Mika Zibanejad, New York Rangers
Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
Jacob de la Rose, Montreal Canadiens
Johan Larsson, Buffalo Sabres
Magnus Pääjärvi, Ottawa Senators
Elias Pettersson, Växjö
Lias Andersson, New York Rangers
John Norman, Jokerit
Dennis Everberg, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Carl Klingberg, Zug

These players will travel to the tournament, but a handful will not be registered at once and may be replaced by second round eliminations from the NHL.
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Reefer2 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:09 am

Would have been sweet if the Sedin's played for Sweden.

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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Topper » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:44 am

Reefer2 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:09 am
Would have been sweet if the Sedin's played for Sweden.
Reefer2 wrote:
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Agree 1,000% and something I strongly believe in. I do not care for the name on the back anymore
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by 5thhorseman » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Summer is almost here, let the nitpicking begin!

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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Reefer2 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:10 pm

5thhorseman wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:09 pm
Summer is almost here, let the nitpicking begin!
Nah - Topper just sobers up now and then to post something.

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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by BladesofSteel » Tue May 01, 2018 8:16 am

Tryamkin makes the final 8 for Team Russia

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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Wed May 02, 2018 10:35 pm

Danes get an NHL calibre goalie as Toronto is eliminated.

Good for them, they need it.
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Mon May 07, 2018 11:49 am

Pettersson gets his first point in this tournament as he assists Backlund on the 2-0 goal against France! 8-)
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Mon May 07, 2018 1:29 pm

And there it is! Pettersson's first goal for the Three Crowns! 4-0!
Top shelf, as per usual.

Both points on the powerplay.
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Mon May 07, 2018 1:35 pm

Final score 4-0.
Nilsson with the shutout!
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Cornuck » Mon May 07, 2018 4:10 pm



Petterson's goal at about 1:50
His assist at about 0:50
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Per » Thu May 10, 2018 2:15 am

Two games for Nilsson = two shutouts! :o

Sure, against France and Austria, but still.

Maybe it's not really a goaltending problem in Vancouver?

We just need to make sure the blue line consists of players like Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Adam Larsson, John Klingberg, Hampus Lindholm and Erik Gustafsson, and then the goaltending automatically falls into place. :drink:

But sure. It helps playing teams like France and Austria. :wink:
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Re: World Championship 2018

Post by Puck » Thu May 10, 2018 9:14 am

Hey Per,

Pettersson didn't play versus Austria and there are rumours of flu, mononucleosis, etc. Local radio this morning was having a tantrum about the lack of information coming out of the World' Championships, so I say ask our man on the ground in Sweden... any news?

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