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2021-22 WJC Thread

Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.
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What a goal by mctavish
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:17 p.m.
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Just got back from holiday vacation, so I want to wish everyone a belated happy holidays. But holy smokes what a goal by McTavish
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:22 p.m.
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I thought McTavish’s power move to the net was impressive, then he circled around again and scored a beauty. Great goal. Also, after allowing 11 goals in two games, I bet Russia is wishing they had a #1 quality defensive defenseman who has been at the tournament before…
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:25 p.m.
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Not sure why that took so long to figure out it went in lol. Nice goal for the Czech.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:31 p.m.
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Eklund had a solid game for Sweden as a Center




So far McTavish looks 10 steps ahead of the others in the WJ rn, he looks lethal and strong with the puck




Finland looks good, but so does Germany.

Russias decision to omit NA skaters is going to bite them. Kuznetsov would be a huge bonus on their backend.

I’m excited to watch the States play - never would cheer for them but the USNTDP is such an exciting program. Canada needs to create something similar.

If I was a betting man I would HOP on the +600 bet for Sweden to win it all
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:34 p.m.
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Cossa time please.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:34 p.m.
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Man, I wonder why I said Canada would regret not inviting Gaudreau to their goalie squad.

But this is exciting hockey
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:35 p.m.
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Where the hell is Cossa
Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:36 p.m.
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This is fun to watch.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:38 p.m.
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5 goals in 13 minutes

This game is exciting
Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:38 p.m.
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Some of Canada’s known weaknesses coming in were bringing only left shot defenders and Garand being tiny for a goalie. Both have been exposed in this game against the Czechs. Hopefully Cossa takes the reigns, I’d feel much more comfortable with a 6’6” goalie with first round pedigree in net, even if he’s a little younger. Garand doesn’t look good at all so far. Gotta mount the comeback though, Power got one back so it’s 3-2, but this isn’t a game we can lose.
Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:38 p.m.
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Man, I wonder why I said Canada would regret not inviting Gaudreau to their goalie squad.

But this is exciting hockey


Instead they're just sitting on Brochu as their 3rd goalie. They should really just play Cossa with Gaudreau as the backup (if he was invited) and sit Garand who I'm not too high on.

Nice to see Canada back within one, though.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:43 p.m.
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Instead they're just sitting on Brochu as their 3rd goalie. They should really just play Cossa with Gaudreau as the backup (if he was invited) and sit Garand who I'm not too high on.

Nice to see Canada back within one, though.

I really don’t think this was the play. Cossa should be the starter, but I’d be fine with either Garand or Brochu as the backup. All of those guys are over a .920 sv% this year, Gaudreau’s at a .906. Brochu’s been incredible 2 years running at the WJ camps, Garand was the backup last year. It’s the right group of 3 goalies, but Cossa should be the guy they ride, and hopefully he looks good against whichever team he plays in the back to back and then gets the start vs. Finland and runs with the job.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:44 p.m.
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Instead they're just sitting on Brochu as their 3rd goalie. They should really just play Cossa with Gaudreau as the backup (if he was invited) and sit Garand who I'm not too high on.

Nice to see Canada back within one, though.


Gaudreau wasn’t invited, he’s a little bigger but not really much.

I just didn’t like putting it all on Cossa as the reliable guy and putting Brochu and Garand. Cause there’s some lethal teams this year. I woulda rather see more invitees, Yeah Canadas good as usual but;

The Czechia have a very underrated team

Sweden is lethal

Russia is very good

Finland is very good

USA is gonna be quite good.

We have no right shots and didn’t stock up in net. As @Alfie11 said. There is gonna be formula to just abuse our weakness. We may have a good offence but our holes are evident to every teams coaching staff.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:48 p.m.
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Bedard > Wright, but what a pass by Perfetti
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:57 p.m.
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Gaudreau wasn’t invited, he’s a little bigger but not really much.

I just didn’t like putting it all on Cossa as the reliable guy and putting Brochu and Garand. Cause there’s some lethal teams this year. I woulda rather see more invitees, Yeah Canadas good as usual but;

The Czechia have a very underrated team

Sweden is lethal

Russia is very good

Finland is very good

USA is gonna be quite good.

We have no right shots and didn’t stock up in net. As Alfie11 said. There is gonna be formula to just abuse our weakness. We may have a good offence but our holes are evident to every teams coaching staff.


Damn, it's rare when I agree with everything someone just said

I think right now, albeit without watching the Americans, Sweden is my no 1. Like you said, we are the most talented team, but we have glaring weaknesses that our best opponents can exploit. But boy, do we ever have some incredible players. Perfetti, Johnson, McTavish, and Power could all probably step into the NHL and make an impact.

We really need Cossa in net. I was also stunned when Gaudreau was snubbed, and even more so when I saw that Garand and Brochu were the only ones dressed tonight. We'd better hope this game was to rest Cossa.

I am super stoked for the Sweden v USA game, I have a feeling that winner's got group B in the bag.

And finally, holy smokes, McTavish is a man child
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 7:58 p.m.
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Emil Andrae was an absolute force for Sweden. I've never been high on Holtz, and I didn't see him until he scored. Daniel Ljungman was also a pleasant surprise, he's a horse
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:02 p.m.
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Mason McTavish has definitely exceeded my expectations that I had for him
Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:02 p.m.
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https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/world-juniors/2021/12/26/22853915/2022-world-juniors-czechia-canada-preview-time-schedule-online-live-stream-roster-lines-lineups

Looks like Stankoven and O'Rourke are the only healthy scratches for skaters. Too bad, I was looking forward to watching Stankoven

On a bright note, Cameron kept the Johnson-McTavish-Bourque line that lit up the Russians last night


Stankoven should be playing over some of those 4th line grit grinders.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:19 p.m.
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Jiricek injured. Really hope hes 100% fine for the future.

but, man that looks bad tho.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:26 p.m.
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Remember when some people said Perfetti wasnt worth the hype lol
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.
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Power meanwhile making @buffalofan salivate for the future Sabres stud
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 8:31 p.m.
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Jiricek injured. Really hope hes 100% fine for the future.

but, man that looks bad tho.


It’s kind of his own fault, he tried to knee Cuylle and Karma hit him.
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Dec. 26, 2021 at 9:15 p.m.
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Jiricek injured. Really hope hes 100% fine for the future.

but, man that looks bad tho.


Ooh, a long term injury might hurt Jiricek’s stock, that sucks
Dec. 26, 2021 at 9:41 p.m.
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Stankoven should be playing over some of those 4th line grit grinders.


He's just adjusting to his future life in Dallas.
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