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#1 LeftWinger

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

I didn't see a thread for this years tournament, so I thought I'd make one for all WJ talk.

 

So far Canada beat Germany 6-2. Mantha had the Hattie and Patterson got the win in goal.

 

Right now USA is up 2-0 on Czech Republic. I am intrigued by Hudson Fasching, whom I hoped the Wings would have snagged up, but they didn't take him. Instead opted for Pope. Also Steve Santini who the Wingd missed out on.

 

Always routing for USA, but will be fun watching all our prospects and future NHL stars!


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:23 PM

USA up 2 after 1 over the Czech's. Decent game so far. 

 

Missed Mantha's hat trick dammit.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

Mantha's goals:
http://t.co/zjvtZYOFb2
http://t.co/EXQm3uuJ8w
http://t.co/FqoQaHAatw
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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

Fasching with the goal!

 

3-0!


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

Nice.  For those looking for the game...

 

http://video.nhl.com...vid=DL|NHL|home


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

Let's all give a big applause to Norway today. 



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

Until today, I did not know that Anthony Mantha is Andre Pronovost's grandson.


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

I know it only makes sense to not get too excited about Mantha. But, really, could he more promising as a 19-year-old? Like, I get the knocks on his D and compete. It's all valid, all true. (Though I don't think he should've been considered a "bubble boy" candidate for this Juniors team.) But, at the same time, he's a 19-year-old goal-scoring machine, with a massive frame he's probably not even close to fully understanding. D and compete can be taught, instilled. Natural scoring ability and size, not so much.


Edited by Dabura, 26 December 2013 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

That defenseman for the Czech's that just scored against us is drafted by the Red Wings? I missed his name.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:40 PM

Yes, Michal Plutnar



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:41 PM

Yes, Michal Plutnar

 

Pretty big kid. 



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Not 11 rip or Canada's performance but a good all around game and win by Team USA today. 



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:38 PM

Pretty balanced scoring by USA today, 14 different players with 1 point each.  Unfortunately I missed the game.  USA/Canada on New Years Eve day should be a great one!



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:44 PM

Pretty balanced scoring by USA today, 14 different players with 1 point each.  Unfortunately I missed the game.  USA/Canada on New Years Eve day should be a great one!

 

I hope it isnt on the same time as the alumni games!



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

plutnar hasnt been drafted by anyone yet


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

 

I hope it isnt on the same time as the alumni games!

 

Alum games are scheduled between 12-5.  Looks like the WJC game is 10:30am/7:30am.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/wo...eature/?id=4124


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

plutnar hasnt been drafted by anyone yet

 

Or has he?


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

I will admit the compete part of Mantha's game scares me, but he can score.  I guess I feel similar in that if he has a couple years with the Wings he will have that level instilled in him.  I really want him to be a key on this team for years, so I hope he gets a lot of time just talking to Hank and Pav before they are gone.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

i think you'll find he got invited to the prospect camp , the kid the wings ought to draft next on D is the Russian 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

plutnar hasnt been drafted by anyone yet

 

 

 

http://penguins.nhl.....htm?dpid=11006

http://www.nhl.com/i...7623&view=other

 

The Wiki page for the Tri-City Americans says he is undrafted

 

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