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2019 World Juniors Hockey Championship

Started by herman, December 03, 2018, 10:57:20 AM

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herman

Kicks off Dec 26.

Confirmed Leafs prospects in the mix:
Ian Scott
Filip Kral
Rasmus Sandin
Pontus Holmberg

Out:
Eemeli Rasanen nope
Joseph Woll old
Timothy Liljegren (injured)
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

CarltonTheBear

I've read that last years 6th rounder, Pontus Holmberg, is having a pretty good season and playing himself into contention for the WJC team.

CarltonTheBear

Also Liljegren got hurt over the weekend. No word on the severity yet but something to keep an eye on. It'd be a shame if it kept him out of this.

Frank E

Is Scott a front-runner to start for Canada?

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Frank E on December 03, 2018, 11:31:17 AM
Is Scott a front-runner to start for Canada?

From my light reading it seems like the two goalies will be him and Michael DiPietro. DiPietro's only 11-8 this season but he has the best GAA in the OHL and the 5th best Sv%. He was last years OHL Goalie of the Year and has a Memorial Cup under his belt from 2017. So he's arguably got a better pedigree, but Scott obviously has the better stats this season. The starter will probably be decided by whoever looks better in the preliminary games.

herman

As documented in the Ranking Prospects thread, Ian Scott has been playing behind what appears to be a historic WHL group. They're a veteran-laden team at the moment (lots of 19s), and they're just clicking. To illustrate the type of PDO bender they're on right now, they're apparently +5 (15-10) in goal differential when shorthanded. Whatever magic sauce Scott got from his brief Marlie-stint into the Calder Run, it's coming up big time for the Raiders as well when they do occasionally give up some chances.

It'll be interesting to see how the Raiders do without him in net (probably close to the same until regression strikes).
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag


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Any insight into how strong Canada is this year vs the competition? Who's favoured?

herman

Alex Formenton (Team Canada, Ottawa prospect) went down with an injury in a World Juniors tune up game. No updates on his status.

Whatever spirit of hockey injury Melnyk conjured following the Uber video has been working overtime.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

Scott is starting in tonight's tune up vs Slovakia. He made a great toe save on a partial breakaway opportunity but is now just chilling at his net because Canada is rolling and up 2-0.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

A bit more interesting for Scott now as he was suddenly faced with a 3 on 1, gobbling up the slot shot with no damage done.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

https://twitter.com/coreypronman/status/1076908715423481858

Rasmus Sandin and Pontus Holmberg have made the final cut of Team Sweden's roster.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Zee