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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2021, 01:04:46 PM »
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.

https://smahtscouting.com/2021/12/07/scouting-report-shane-wright/
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.
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2021, 02:12:22 PM »
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2021, 02:33:05 PM »
I wonder if Canada plays tonight? 

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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2021, 02:55:01 PM »
‘Bubble’

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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2021, 03:21:15 PM »
I wonder if Canada plays tonight?


So, no?

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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2021, 03:34:13 PM »
I wonder if Canada plays tonight?


So, no?

I guess not.

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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2021, 03:36:25 PM »
Report: 2022 World Junior Championship canceled amid rising COVID cases
https://www.thescore.com/wjhc/news/2262414

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.
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2021, 03:49:13 PM »

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.
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2021, 09:58:15 AM »

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

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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2021, 11:03:12 AM »
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.
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2022, 12:34:03 AM »
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2022, 11:26:32 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.

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« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2022, 12:56:02 PM »
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2022, 06:02:19 PM »
Disgusting.
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Re: 2022 World Junior Championships
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2022, 01:09:38 PM »
Well, I guess we can bump this thread in August.

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

https://www.sportsnet.ca/juniors/article/world-juniors-re-played-august-womens-u18-worlds-slated-june/