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Postby Per » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:53 am

Anyone else starting to get anxious for this to start?

The tournament starts on boxing day and ends January 5th.

Group A (Calgary)
Russia
Sweden
Switzerland
Slovakia
Latvia

Group B (Edmonton)
Canada
USA
Finland
Czech Rep
Denmark

I expect Sweden to win Group A, but I hear there are some really talented Russians on this years roster, so we'll have to watch out for them. Sweden is missing Landeskog and Larson who are not let go by their NHL teams. Then again, Canada is missing Nugent-Hopkins and a few others, so... :P
I find it sad that there isn't a rule in place that forces teams to let all the best juniors participate, but I guess it is the way it is. :(

Strange development in recent years is that the Czechs and Slovaks no longer seem to be able to bring truly competitive teams, whereas Switzerland has gradually been starting to catch up with the real hockey nations.

Hoping for a Sweden vs Canada final! 8-)
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:22 am

The Swedish roster:

GOALKEEPERS

1. ANTON FORSBERG
Born: Stockholm Nov 27 1992
Length: 190 cm Weight: 83 kg
Position: Goalkeeper Catches: Left
Club: MODO Hockey First club: AIK-Hockey Härnösand
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 3 junior games

1. JOHAN MATTSSON
Born: Stockholm Apr 25 1992
Length: 192 cm Weight: 91 kg
Position: Goalkeeper Catches: Left
Club: Sudbury Wolves, OHL, Canada
Latest Swedish club: Södertälje SK First club: Huddinge IK
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 15 junior games
Chicago Blackhawks 11th choice, 211th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

30. JOHAN GUSTAFSSON
Born: Köping Feb 28 1992
Length: 188 cm Weight: 94 kg
Position: Goalkeeper Catches: Left
Club: Luleå HF First club: Köping HC
National games: 4 A, 0 B, 51 junior games
JWC U18 Fifth Place 2009, JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010
Minnesota Wilds 7th choice, 159th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010


DEFENCEMEN

5. MATTIAS BÄCKMAN
Born: Linköping Oct 3 1992
Length: 188 cm Weight: 77 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Linköpings HC First club: Linköpings HC
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 19 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 2 juniors goals
Detroit Red Wings 7th choice, 146th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

6. OSKAR KLEFBOM
Born: Karlstad Jul 20 1993
Height: 192 cm Weight: 91 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Left
Club: Färjestads BK First club: Hammarö HC
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 36 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden: 0 A, 0 B, 5 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011
Edmonton Oilers 2nd choice, 19th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

7. FREDRIK CLAESSON
Born: Stockholm Nov 24 1992
Length: 184 cm Weight: 90 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Left
Club: Djurgårdens IF First club: Haninge HF
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 36 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 1 junior goal
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010
Ottawa Senators 6th choice, 126th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

8. PETTER GRANBERG
Born: Gällivare Aug 27 1992
Height: 190 cm Weight: 93 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Right
Club: Skellefteå AIK First club: Malmbergets AIF
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 29 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden: 0 A, 0 B, 1 junior goal
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010
Toronto Maple Leafs 4th choice, 116th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010

9. JOHN KLINGBERG
Born: Göteborg Aug 14 1992
Height: 185 cm Weight: 78 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Right
Club: Jokerit, Finland Latest Swedish club: Frölunda HC First club: Lerums BK
National games: 1 A, 0 B, 28 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden: 0 A, 0 B, 9 junior goals
Swedish champion with Frölunda HC U20 2010/2011
JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
Dallas Stars 5th choice, 131st overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010

12. PATRIK NEMETH
Born: Stockholm Feb 8 1992
Height: 192 cm Weight: 98 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Left
Club: AIK First club: AIK
National games: 0 A, 0 B, 46 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden: 0 A, 0 B, 3 junior goals
Swedish U18 Champion with AIK IF 2008/2009
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010, JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
Dallas Stars 2nd choice, 41st overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010

25. JONAS BRODIN
Born: Karlstad Jul 12 1993
Height: 185 cm Weight: 82 kg
Position: Defenceman Shoots: Left
Club: Färjestads BK First club: Nor IK
National games: 3 A, 0 B, 44 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden: 0 A, 0 B, 11 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010, JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011
Minnesota Wilds 1st choice, 10th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011


FORWARDS

10. JOHAN LARSSON
Born: Lau Jul 25 1992
Length: 182 cm Weight: 92 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: Brynäs IF First club: Sudrets HC
National games totally: 4 A, 0 B, 59 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 29 junior goals
Swedish U20 Champion with Brynäs IF 2008/2009, Swedish U18 Champion with Brynäs IF
2009/2010
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010, JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
Minnesota Wilds 3rd choice, 56th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010

13. JOHAN SUNDSTRÖM
Born: Gothenburg Sep 21 1992
Length: 190 cm Weight: 91 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Frölunda HC First club: Frölunda HC
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 46 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 18 junior goals
Swedish champion with Frölunda HC U20 season 2010/2011
JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
New York Islanders 3rd choice, 50th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

14. MAX FRIBERG
Born: Skövde Nov 20 1992
Length: 180 cm Weight: 88 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Timrå IK First club: Skövde IK
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 44 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 18 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010, JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
Anaheim Ducks 6th choice, 143rd overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

16. FILIP FORSBERG
Born: Östervåla Aug 13 1994
Length: 187 cm Weight: 82 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Leksands IF First club: Leksands IF
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 33 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 23 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011

17. WILLIAM KARLSSON
Born: Märsta Jan 8 1993
Length: 183 cm Weight: 79 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: VIK Västerås HK First club: Arlanda Wings HC
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 21 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 5 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011
Anaheim Ducks 3rd choice, 53rd overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

18. VICTOR RASK
Born: Leksand Mar 1 1993
Length: 186 cm Weight: 88 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: Calgary Hitmen, WHL Latest Swedish club: Leksands IF First club: Leksands IF
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 60 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 10 junior goals
Swedish champion for U20 with Leksands IF 2009/2010
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010, JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011
Carolina Hurricanes 2nd choice, 42nd overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

19. JOAKIM NORDSTRÖM
Born: Stockholm Feb 25 1992
Length: 188 cm Weight: 82 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: AIK First club: Hanvikens SK
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 40 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 7 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010
Swedish U18 Champion with AIK IF 2008/2009
Chicago Blackhawks 6th choice, 90th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2010

20. MIKA ZIBANEJAD
Born: Stockholm Apr 18 1993
Length: 187 cm Weight: 87 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Djurgårdens IF First club: Hammarby IF
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 35 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 20 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2011
Ottawa Senators 1st choice, 6th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

23. LUDVIG RENSFELDT
Born: Gävle Jan 29 1992
Length: 191 cm Weight: 91 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: Sarnia Sting, OHL, Canada Latest Swedish club: Brynäs IF First club: Brynäs IF
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 44 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 20 junior goals
Swedish U20 Champion with Brynäs IF 2008/2009, Swedish U18 Champion with Brynäs IF
2009/2010
JWC U18 Silver Medal 2010
Chicago Blackhawks 2nd choice, 35th overall, in NHL Entry draft 2010

24. RICKARD RAKELL
Born: Stockholm May 5 1993
Length: 185 cm Weight: 90 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Plymouth Whalers, OHL, Canada
Latest Swedish club: AIK IF First club: Spånga IS IK
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 37 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 12 junior goals
JWC U20 Fourth Place 2011
Swedish U18 Champion with AIK IF 2008/2009
Anaheim Ducks 1st choice, 30th overall, in NHL Entry Draft 2011

27. PONTUS ÅBERG
Born: Stockholm Sep 23 1993
Length: 181 cm Weight: 88 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Club: Djurgårdens IF First club: FoC Farsta
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 27 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 15 junior goals

28. ERIK THORELL
Born: Karlstad Mar 3 1992
Length: 178 cm Weight: 84 kg
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Club: Färjestads BK First club: Färjestads BK
National games totally: 0 A, 0 B, 42 junior games
Goals in Team Sweden totally: 0 A, 0 B, 12 junior goals
JWC U18 Silver medal 2010

Average Height: 186 cm
Average Weight: 87 kg
Average Age: 18 years

General Manager: Tommy Boustedt
Head Coach: Roger Rönnberg

Not sure why there are two number one goalies. :?
Maybe they are thinking of using a 1A/1B system? :wink:
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:09 am

Official IIHF WJC tournament site here: http://www.iihf.com/channels1112/wm20/home.html

Official Hockey Canada WJC site here: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci ... 00&la_id=1
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:15 am

Canada's first opponent will be Finland. Make sure to look out for Mikael Granlund, who's a spectacular player.
Get a load of this goal that he scored at the 2011 world championship against Russia. And that's Kulikov that he gets by so easily behind the goal cage...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS-hNRFyFzM

:shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's see what he can do when playing against juniors... :drink:
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Re: World Juniors 2012

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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:57 pm

Bit disappointed by the Finns so far. :(
I expected more.

Sure, you can see that Their captain, Granlund, is talented, but all in all they are far too flawed to present a real challenge to the Canadian team. Oh well. Guess the win was inevitable, but I'd have liked the Finns to keep it closer than this.
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Island Nucklehead » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:25 pm

Per wrote:Bit disappointed by the Finns so far. :(
I expected more.

Sure, you can see that Their captain, Granlund, is talented, but all in all they are far too flawed to present a real challenge to the Canadian team. Oh well. Guess the win was inevitable, but I'd have liked the Finns to keep it closer than this.


The Finnish D just seems to be too inexperienced to deal with Canada's depth at forward. Pretty much every line can roll and has had sustained pressure in the offensive zone. Canada's D has stepped up fairly well and haven't given the Fins much to work with.

I kind of expected a 4 or 5 goal differential. Canada should be handily beating these mid-tier Junior countries.
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Cornuck » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Not much of a game. Once we got the two goals, it was over. Good to see the great passing and some nice goals.
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Finland, Finland, Finland... What a blow-out! Sheesh!

Switching to the Sweden vs Latvia game now.
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:46 pm

1-0 Sweden! Max Friberg! 8-)
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Nine minutes into the game and Sweden is ahead 3-2.

Yup, you heard me right! Five goals in just nine minutes.
This game may well end with basketball style numbers... :roll:
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:57 pm

USA-Denmark just facing off...

USA 3 Denmark 2 (in the 2nd)

Jensen with a big slapper from the point on the powerplay which is tipped in to tie the game at one (he is #17, there are two Jensens, the other named Jonas.) Interesting that Denmark has him at the point on the powerplay, because in pre-season I thought he looked strong playing along the half boards and coming out from the corner.

Jensen didn't look very good on the PK - was the high man covering both points in a diamond configuration, and just stood with feet together letting 5 or 6 point shots through. Blech. Looked like he expected every shot to go in!

He did have a decent rush as time ran out to create a chance from the slot.

Earlier:

Sweden 9 Latvia 4

Sweden
Max FRIBERG (Johan LARSSON, Ludvig RENSFELDT)
Max FRIBERG (Johan SUNDSTROM)
Mika ZIBANEJAD (Sebastian COLLBERG, Rickard RAKELL)
Sebastian COLLBERG (Jonas BRODIN, Victor RASK)
Erik THORELL (Patrik NEMETH)
Mika ZIBANEJAD (Jonas BRODIN, Rickard RAKELL)
Joakim NORDSTROM (Ludvig RENSFELDT, Erik THORELL)
Max FRIBERG (Ludvig RENSFELDT, Mattias BACKMAN)
Max FRIBERG (Sebastian COLLBERG)

Canada 8 Finland 1

Canada
Mark Stone (Jonathan Huberdeau, Ryan Strome)
Brendan Gallagher (Jaden Schwartz, Dougie Hamilton)
Mark Stone (Jonathan Huberdeau, Freddie Hamilton)
Jonathan Huberdeau (Tanner Pearson, Nathan Beaulieu)
Dougie Hamilton (Ryan Strome, Jaden Schwartz)
Brett Connolly (Tanner Pearson, Brandon Gormley)
Mark Stone (Jonathan Huberdeau, Ryan Strome)
Ryan Strome (Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Huberdeau)

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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Cornuck » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:47 pm

Not seeing much from Jensen while checking.
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby Per » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:42 am

Sure they lost 9-4, but there were some important milestones there for the Latvian juniors...

1) First time they allowed less than ten goals against when playing Sweden at the WJC.
2) First time they scored more than two goals against Sweden at a WJC.

So I guess they can feel pretty good about themselves, eh? :lol:
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Re: World Juniors 2012

Postby CFP! » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:15 pm

DSP is a huge loss for Canada.

The PK/energy/physical area will suffer.

I really liked his play pre-tourney and in the first game. Hoping to see not quite the drop off as last year when Shwartz went out.
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