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World Junior Championships 2020

Postby Matthew » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:02 am

Wooooooo! Best time of the year! Best Tournament! Since it's officially December 1st, think it's time to fire up this bad bird. The WJC teams will start announcing their rosters very soon.

Host country: Czech Republic
Dates: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019 – Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Group A
1. Finland
2. Switzerland
3. Sweden
4. Slovakia
5. Kazakhstan

Group B
1. United states
2. Russia
3. Canada
4. Czech Republic
5. Germany


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which team are you cheering for? Who do you believe are the favourites this year?

Which players do you have that are locks?
Which players are longshots?


Post your prospects you think will be apart of the annual festivities!

predictions on team Canada/usa from everyone? Predictions on team fin/swe/sui/cze/ger/rus from Kyuss?

History:
WJC 2019 Thread
WJC 2018 Thread
WJC 2017 Thread
WJC 2016 Thread
WJC 2015 Thread
WJC 2014 Thread
WJC 2013 Thread
WJC 2012 Thread
WJC 2011 Thread
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020 Talk

Postby CasperX22 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:56 am

USA - Cole Caufield, Cam York, Zachary Jones
Canada - Noah Dobson, Jacob Bernard-Docker
Sweden - Nils Hoglander, Albin Eriksson
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020 Talk

Postby Matthew » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:02 pm

8 Potential skaters this season.

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Centers (bbkl positions)
Connor McMichael (CAN) ****

Wingers
Brayden Tracey (CAN) ***
Michal Teply (CZE) ***
Filip Koffer (CZE) *
Demetrios koumontzis (USA) *

Defensemen
Ty Smith (CAN) ****
Tim Berni (SUI) **
Moritz Seider (GER) *****

Most excited for my defense this year: Seider will be the main draw in Germany and should run over these children after showing how physical he can be in the AHL; Smith was one of the top Canadian defenders last year so he may even get captaincy this time around: and Berni will be a big part of the Swiss team as he's all ready playing his second year in the Swiss men's league.

On the wing I'm praying Brayden Tracey is even given a limited role with the team as he did quite well at least years u18 tournament. Teply will make the Czech team, but whether he can produce here is another thing. Koffer and koumontzis not likely to make their teams.

Canada doesn't usually take too many 18 year olds but McMichael may have played his way onto the team this year going at a 2.37pt/gm pace in the OHL this year. He's only ever played one other major international tournament for Canada (u17) so I wouldn't be surprised if they leave him behind. I guess it depends if many guys from last year are released by NHL organizations.

Note: Last year I had the captain's of both teams in the finals: Finland (Talvitie) and Russia (Kostin). This tournament I may have as many as 3 captain's: Germany (Seider), Switzerland (Berni), and Canada (Smith).
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020 Talk

Postby CasperX22 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:10 pm

Not sure how much running over Seider will do, but just winning a game would be an accomplishment for Germany.
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020

Postby Handsome&FairMike » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:42 pm

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Hoping Benoit-Olivier Groulx gets in as the 3rd/4th C - play a Freddy Gauthier role.
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020

Postby CasperX22 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Stastney is a nice surprise on USA's prelim roster
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Re: World Junior Championships 2020

Postby koomzzz » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:22 pm

Coyotes have loaned Hayton to Team Canada
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