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Men's Ice Hockey Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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hckosice    1,314

:CZE TEAM CZECH REPUBLIC :CZE

 

 

Goaltenders:

  • Patrik Bartošák (HC Vítkovice Steel)
  • Pavel Francouz (Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Dominik Furch (Avangard Omsk, KHL, :RUS


Defencers:

  • Michal Jordán (Amur Khabarovsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Jan Kolář (Amur Khabarovsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Ondřej Němec (Kometa Brno)
  • Tomáš Kundrátek (Torpedo Nizhniy Novgorod, KHL, :RUS )
  • Vojtěch Mozík (Vityaz Podolsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Jakub Nakládal (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL, :RUS )
  • Adam Polášek (HK Sochi, KHL, :RUS )
  • Ondřej Vitásek (Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk, KHL, :RUS


Forwards:

  • Milan Gulaš (HC Škoda Plzeň)
  • Tomáš Mertl (HC Škoda Plzeň)
  • Michal Birner (Fribourg-Gottéron, :SUI )
  • Roman Červenka (Fribourg-Gottéron, :SUI )
  • Martin Erat (Kometa Brno)
  • Petr Koukal (HK Mountfield Hradec Králové)
  • Michal Vondrka (Piráti Chomutov)
  • Roman Horák (Vityaz Podolsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Jan Kovář (Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL, :RUS )
  • Dominik Kubalík (Ambri-Piotta, :SUI )
  • Lukáš Radil (Spartak Moscow, KHL, :RUS )
  • Michal Řepík (Slovan Bratislava, KHL, :SVK )
  • Jiří Sekáč (AK Bars Kazan, KHL, :RUS )
  • Tomáš Zohorna (Amur Khabarovsk, KHL, :RUS

 

 

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phelps    300
On 12/1/2018 at 00:46, hckosice said:

 

USA Hockey announced the names of the remaining two goalies for the PyeongChang Olympics, finalizing then the complete final roster. The retained goaltenders are David Leggio from Munich and young Brandon Maxwell form the Czech club BK Mladá Boleslav. but it is still expected that the starting number 1 goalie will be Ryan Zapolski

 

that's quite obvious...Zapolski is one of the best goalies outside the NHL...they would be crazy not to have him as their no.1, even if I like Maxwell a lot (I've watched him playing quite a few times in the last months between CHL and Extraliga)...

Leggio, as his family name may suggest, would be good for the Italian National team :lol: for the USA I don't think he's anything special...

 

about the other rosters...

 

I don't know what to think about the Czechs...they heavily rely on KHL players, but almost none of them are real superstars (maybe Nakladal on defense is an above the average player...and Kovar...but he's not having a good season at all in Magnitogorsk this year)...

their best players look to be still the oldies like Cervenka and Erat...

btw, I'm very happy for Kubalik from Ambrì Piotta...

 

Canada...well...Canada are always a very, very dangerous team...I like the fact that they don't rely so heavily on KHL players...

moreover, they're filled up with a lot of veterans with previous NHL experience and a good mix of skilled players and hard workers...

Russia are still the main favourite (actually, I think they can only lose the Gold Medal because their usual internal conflicts, rather than the other teams could win with their best effort), but this Canadian team will be a true contender until the final whistle...

I'm also curious to see what version of "hooligan" Lapierre we're gonna see in Korea...knowing his style of play, with IIHF officials he's always on the edge...:lol:

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Nate River    117

What are you talking about, a lack of superstars? NBA legend Michal Jordán is a huge star!

 

I don’t think we can really predict how the tournament will go, too many unknown. The Canadian team especially is a huge question mark for me. I think the US might be the second favourite behind Russia purely because of goaltending.

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US can be a dark horse if Zapolski plays the tournament of his life. Canada is a solid team, but age is a factor, most of the team is over 30 years old.

 

I'll wait until I see Sweden/Finland's team, but I imagine they may be the favourites against Canada/US.

 

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Nate River    117
2 hours ago, JoshMartini007 said:

US can be a dark horse if Zapolski plays the tournament of his life. Canada is a solid team, but age is a factor, most of the team is over 30 years old.

 

I'll wait until I see Sweden/Finland's team, but I imagine they may be the favourites against Canada/US.

 

I don't think age is going to be a huge disadvantage in such a short tournament. Canada only really needs to show up for 3-4 games (the pools don't matter that much and Canada can win theirs without having to play super well).

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hckosice    1,314
7 hours ago, Nate River said:

What are you talking about, a lack of superstars? NBA legend Michal Jordán is a huge star!

 

:rofl:

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hckosice    1,314
9 hours ago, phelps said:

I don't know what to think about the Czechs...they heavily rely on KHL players, but almost none of them are real superstars (maybe Nakladal on defense is an above the average player...and Kovar...but he's not having a good season at all in Magnitogorsk this year)...

their best players look to be still the oldies like Cervenka and Erat...

btw, I'm very happy for Kubalik from Ambrì Piotta...

 

I think the team is pretty well balanced between experienced players and young talents. This should be a good mixing.

Martin Erát who is going to his 4th careers Olympics will be the Captain of the team

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phelps    300
11 hours ago, Nate River said:

What are you talking about, a lack of superstars? NBA legend Michal Jordán is a huge star!

 

I don’t think we can really predict how the tournament will go, too many unknown. The Canadian team especially is a huge question mark for me. I think the US might be the second favourite behind Russia purely because of goaltending.

 

that's very good...:rofl:

 

predictions are always "at risk" because of their own nature...:lol: but, as I wrote a few days ago, there's no way the US team can go that far...even if Zapolski plays the tournament of his life...

 

and these Canadian players are everything but unknown to us in  Europe...:evil:;)

we regularly follow them in our domestic leagues and they all are very good athletes, used to carry the load and make the difference in their club teams...I'm sure they are good enough to give all of their opponents in South Korea a lot of troubles...

surely a star-studded team like the World Cup (or the Sochi) one, would easily win the Gold Medal, but also this kind of team has quite a chance to comeback home at least with a medal...

 

don't expect Sweden and Finland (especially the last ones) to be so impressive without all of their NHLers...even if the 3-Kronor in "normal conditions" might (should) still be the strongest rivals of RUS and CAN for the podium places...

 

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Agger    282

:SWETEAM SWEDEN:SWE

 

 

Goaltenders:

  • Jonas Enroth (Dynamo Minsk, KHL :BLR )
  • Viktor Fasth (Växjö)
  • Magnus Hellberg (Kunlun Red Star, KHL :CHN )


Defencers:

 

  • Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv Jaroslavl, KHL :RUS
  • Mikael Wikstrand (Färjestad)
  • Patrik Hersley (Ska S:t Petersburg, KHL :RUS )
  • Johan Fransson (Geneve-Servette, :SUI )
  • Simon Bertilsson (Brynäs)
  • Rasmus Dahlin (Frölunda)
  • Erik Gustafsson (Neftechimik, KHL :RUS )
  • Jonas Ahnelöv (Avangard Omsk, KHL :RUS ) 


Forwards:

  • Joakim Lindström (Skellefteå)
  • Fredrik Pettersson (ZSC Lions :SUI ) 
  • Pär Lindholm (Skellefteå)
  • Dennis Everberg (Avangard Omsk, KHL :RUS
  • Joel Lundqvist (Frölunda)
  • Alexander Bergström (Sibir Novisibirsk, KHL :RUS )
  • Viktor Stålberg (Zug :SUI )
  • Dick Axelsson (Färjestad)
  • Oscar Möller (Skellefteå)
  • Carl Klingberg (Zug :SUI )
  • Anton Lander (Ak Bars Kazan, KHL :RUS )
  • Linus Omark (Salavat Julaev, KHL :RUS )
  • Patrik Zackrisson (Sibir Novosibirsk, KHL :RUS )
  • John Norman (Jokerit, KHL :FIN )
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hckosice    1,314
5 minutes ago, Agger said:

:SWETEAM SWEDEN:SWE

 

 

Goaltenders:

  • Jonas Enroth (Dynamo Minsk, KHL :BLR )
  • Viktor Fasth (Växjö)
  • Magnus Hellberg (Kunlun Red Star, KHL :CHN )


Defencers:

 

  • Staffan Kronwall (Lokomotiv Jaroslavl, KHL :RUS
  • Mikael Wikstrand (Färjestad)
  • Patrik Hersley (Ska S:t Petersburg, KHL :RUS )
  • Johan Fransson (Geneve-Servette, :SUI )
  • Simon Bertilsson (Brynäs)
  • Rasmus Dahlin (Frölunda)
  • Erik Gustafsson (Neftechimik, KHL :RUS )
  • Jonas Ahnelöv (Avangard Omsk, KHL :RUS ) 


Forwards:

  • Joakim Lindström (Skellefteå)
  • Fredrik Pettersson (ZSC Lions :SUI ) 
  • Pär Lindholm (Skellefteå)
  • Dennis Everberg (Avangard Omsk, KHL :RUS
  • Joel Lundqvist (Frölunda)
  • Alexander Bergström (Sibir Novisibirsk, KHL :RUS )
  • Viktor Stålberg (Zug :SUI )
  • Dick Axelsson (Färjestad)
  • Oscar Möller (Skellefteå)
  • Carl Klingberg (Zug :SUI )
  • Anton Lander (Ak Bars Kazan, KHL :RUS )
  • Linus Omark (Salavat Julaev, KHL :RUS )

 

+ 2 other forwards will be added next weeks

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Agger    282
4 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

+ 2 other forwards will be added next weeks

 

Oh yeah. Didn't read the article, just saw the names and wanted to be first :p

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hckosice    1,314
17 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

Oh yeah. Didn't read the article, just saw the names and wanted to be first :p

 

haha, ok :d no problem, we will add them when they will be revealed :yes

 

btw the team is looking fine, very good goaltending, strong defencers and already top names in the offensive. but personally I´m very happy to see Rasmus Dahlin being selected. what a incredible talent, even if the Junior worlds this year were not precisely his best tournament so far, he already showed some great skills and excellent reading of the game at his age (17) !!! :)

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