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2022 World Junior Championships

Started by Bender, December 26, 2021, 06:35:48 PM

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Quote from: Guilt Trip on December 29, 2021, 12:40:41 PM
Quote from: Frank E on December 29, 2021, 09:57:46 AM
Wright is still struggling a bit.
I still don't see how he's rated to go #1 overall. Maybe I was expecting too much but I've seen him play live and wasn't impressed at all. Very good player but nothing that made me go wow.

On top of the missing time with the OHL shutdown, his game sounds like it would work better in a pro structure, rather than a lot of solo pop (a la Laine). Tavares-lite perhaps.

Frank E



Also: late December wedding in Red Deer, AB is a choice


Report: 2022 World Junior Championship canceled amid rising COVID cases

The fact that there wasn't even an attempt at a true bubble was just straight up insane. I'm so tired at the lack of competence and willpower here. My gf ran a quarantine hotel and none of the staff got sick. I don't have patience for this kind magical thinking anymore.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender


As with everything else Alberta has done since the pandemic began, this "plan" to hold the tournament basically seemed to be close your eyes and hope Covid just goes away.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Frank E


Considering this, I think that the IIHF and Hockey Canada did a pretty good job of protecting and insulating the teams. 


Pulling the chute was the right call for the situation.

What IIHF and Edmonton can be blamed for skimping on the measures and protocols required to ensure the teams and the players were properly insulated from the public and one another in the event of a breakthrough. The environment they set up made all the players' and staff members' sacrifices of locking themselves down to play for naught.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Heroic Shrimp on January 01, 2022, 12:34:03 AM
They kicked the Czech team off as well but they didn't do anything and were simply mistaken because if similar coats.
The Finns made it home though.


"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Frank E

Well, I guess we can bump this thread in August.

The entirety of the tourney is to be played/replayed in August in Alberta.