GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby SteelCityFan on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:39 pm

meecrofilm wrote:
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meecrofilm wrote:You don't pick a forward just for the sake of it -- it's unfortunate that the one time the Pens have a Top-10 pick is one of the worst drafts for forwards in recent memory. If they had picked up the #8 pick in this year's draft, well.... that'd be much more exciting.


I agree, you don't pick a forward just for the sake of picking a forward. But I truly believe the kid has some serious talent. On the flip side, do you think Pouliot was a reach at 8?


The one player then and now I would've taken ahead of him was Jacob Trouba. But I don't want to turn this into another Pouliot draft thread, there's been enough of those already.


I'm also a huge Trouba fan. And I agree, I don't want to turn this into another draft thread, and I sincerely hope Pouliot is going to be a superstar for us.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby tfrizz on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Jordan Binnington will be starting the bronze medal game for Canada. Too late... he was the better goalie in the exhibition games and should've been "the guy" from the start IMO.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:25 pm

I'm getting tired of Canadians saying things like "The US played well, they deserved to win. Anyone can win 1 game". Sure they can. But your team has no advantage over the US squad in a 7 game series either.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby mikey287 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:31 pm

tfrizz wrote:Jordan Binnington will be starting the bronze medal game for Canada. Too late... he was the better goalie in the exhibition games and should've been "the guy" from the start IMO.


I felt the same way coming into the tournament as well. But it's easy to say now I guess...what can you do...#TeamFucale
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby Godric on Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:25 pm

Who is playing in the gold medal game and who is playing Canada in the bronze?
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby PaLionking on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:13 pm

US vs Sweden for the gold & Russia vs Canada for bronze
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:01 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I'm getting tired of Canadians saying things like "The US played well, they deserved to win. Anyone can win 1 game". Sure they can. But your team has no advantage over the US squad in a 7 game series either.


Eh, I'd pick the Canadians in a 7 game series, probably in 6 or so. What the Canadians have over the US is that they could probably field 5 teams that could compete at this level. I would believe positions 89 - 110 in Canada are much stronger than positions 89-110 in the US, or anywhere else. 1-22 the advantage is much, much smaller.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:08 am

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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:22 am

Trying to generate everything from the doorstep today it seems.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:40 am

Spoiler:
US is winning most of the puck battles, but SWE isn't allowing any breakaways to result.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby darkstar57 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:18 am

Seth jones is going to be the one of the best defensemen in the NHL in 5 years you can see it
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:32 am

pressure=9Pa wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I'm getting tired of Canadians saying things like "The US played well, they deserved to win. Anyone can win 1 game". Sure they can. But your team has no advantage over the US squad in a 7 game series either.


Eh, I'd pick the Canadians in a 7 game series, probably in 6 or so. What the Canadians have over the US is that they could probably field 5 teams that could compete at this level. I would believe positions 89 - 110 in Canada are much stronger than positions 89-110 in the US, or anywhere else. 1-22 the advantage is much, much smaller.


What difference does it make when only the top 20-22 would be playing in a 7 game series? I dont think very many would argue that Canada is deeper than any other country, but as far as the cream of the crop of each country the gap isn't that big amongst the RUS,USA,CAN,SWE
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby thepittman on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:34 am

Good battle so far, GO USA
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby ulf on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:38 am

Woke up just in time.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:03 am

Fire0nice228 wrote:
pressure=9Pa wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I'm getting tired of Canadians saying things like "The US played well, they deserved to win. Anyone can win 1 game". Sure they can. But your team has no advantage over the US squad in a 7 game series either.


Eh, I'd pick the Canadians in a 7 game series, probably in 6 or so. What the Canadians have over the US is that they could probably field 5 teams that could compete at this level. I would believe positions 89 - 110 in Canada are much stronger than positions 89-110 in the US, or anywhere else. 1-22 the advantage is much, much smaller.


What difference does it make when only the top 20-22 would be playing in a 7 game series? I dont think very many would argue that Canada is deeper than any other country, but as far as the cream of the crop of each country the gap isn't that big amongst the RUS,USA,CAN,SWE


Exactly my point. In a tournament like this (or a best of seven with these players), there's not much difference. Canada's dominence of the sport is in their depth.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:04 am

Spoiler:
Gibson will probably have to make 1 or 2 more tough ones.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 am

Spoiler:
I hope international refs don't utilize the obligatory PP in this situation like the NHL guys do.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby luv66 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 am

Spoiler:
Gibson was amazing. USA! :fist:
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:14 am

Spoiler:
great game, glad to see USA win. Killed 2+ hours at work with this one haha :)
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:14 am

Spoiler:
Fantastic puck control in the last five minutes to seal it.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby ulf on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:15 am

wooo, 2 in 4 years?
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby pressure=9Pa on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:16 am

darkstar57 wrote:Seth jones is going to be the one of the best defensemen in the NHL in 5 years you can see it


That might be a bit premature, but he's had a fantastic tournament - at least what I have seen.
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby luv66 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:25 am

pressure=9Pa wrote:
Spoiler:
Fantastic puck control in the last five minutes to seal it.

agreed
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby KG on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:20 pm

Just read that Forsberg made the tournament all star team.....hopefully we don't regret not drafting him years from now...
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Re: GDT: 2013 World Junior Championships

Postby mikey287 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:33 pm

That's a very poor choice in my opinion. I would have taken Karlsson and Arvidsson over him for sure on just the Swedish team...would have put him in the Rakell, Collberg area...McCabe on the All-Tourney team, also a bit of a surprise, solid throughout but wasn't head and shoulders above all others really I didn't feel. Probably would have went with Yarullin from Russia, but McCabe isn't as much of a head scratcher as Forsberg is...
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