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2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:40:31 AM »
Maple Leaf reps
Canada: John Tavares
Sweden: William Nylander
Russia: Nikita Zaitsev
Slovakia: Martin Marincin

CJ reported that Nylander will be initially lined up with Elias Pettersson and Patric Hornqvist.
John Tavares is reported (by Dreger) to have just left practice with an upper body injury.
Zaitsev appears to be once again the only right shot D-man on the team.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 12:03:16 PM by herman »
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 11:55:50 AM »
Well that was fun while it lasted.

Reported Tavares with an injury at practise today and is heading back home to Toronto.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:56:21 AM »
Hope JT is alright, this is why I dislike outside competitions.  To much chance our assets get injured.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 12:01:55 PM »
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 12:08:35 PM »
Hope JT is alright, this is why I dislike outside competitions.  To much chance our assets get injured.
Apparently allergic to international competition.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 10:05:01 PM »

Apparently this happened?!
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 01:58:54 AM »
Never did in a Leafs jersey.

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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 06:05:45 PM »

This looks very familiar.


This looks recently rare.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 10:20:14 AM »
Glad Sweden aren't in Team GB's group ;D
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 03:02:30 PM »
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 03:10:59 PM »
Jesus christ he still can't put up 5-on-5 points.

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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 03:32:43 PM »
Nylander is currently tied for the tournament lead in points after the first period of todays game (6).

Granted, these last two games were against Italy and Norway.

But he never goes to the net:
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Elias Pettersson was bumped off the top line and Alex Wennberg is reaping the benefits of playing with Nylander.
He's not a centre and doesn't win puck battles:
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 03:47:01 PM »
Alex Wennberg had two goals in 75 games this past season, btw. He tied that amount in 40 minutes with Nylander.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 04:07:19 PM »
Alex Wennberg had two goals in 75 games this past season, btw. He tied that amount in 40 minutes with Nylander.

I wondered about a potential Wennberg for Zaitsev swap as they have similar bad contracts but they've got Jones and Savard as RD's there so probably unlikely.
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Re: 2019 IIHF World Championships - Leafs edition
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 04:20:37 PM »
Alex Wennberg had two goals in 75 games this past season, btw. He tied that amount in 40 minutes with Nylander.

I wondered about a potential Wennberg for Zaitsev swap as they have similar contracts but they've got Jones and Savard as RD's there so I don't really see it.

Would be a more defensive 3C Kadri replacement option.
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