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Ice Hockey 2015 - 2016 Discussion Thread

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bestmen    947
9 minutes ago, hckosice said:

Well, the other groups are much more balanced, especially the last one with Norway, Kazakhstan and France.:bowdown:and Italy also shown some very optimistic moments during the last qualifier round with a "new" and fresh team, they have chance to do something for sure, Norway has a good team and play a very physical and for each opponent a very unpleasant hockey. The whole Kazakhstan team is composed by experienced players of one kazakhstans KHL club Barys Astana, but I´ll put France, because the Hockey is improving incredibly in France during last couple of years, I have a lot of respect for this french team and the way how their federation is going and working since they left the corrupt and incompetent french Ice sports federation (which included also speed skating, figure skating etc..) coach Dave Henderson has an amazing sense of coaching and don´t forget that they play in fact always with the same squad, this is also a great advantage.

for the Latvian group, it´s almost sure that the quota will be played between Latvia and Germany. Germany has a strong generation of players and want return to the olympics after the flop in the Sochi qualification tournament, but Latvia usually over perform at home, so because of it I´ll bet on Latvia.

 

so for me the last 3 quotas will be for FRA, LAT and DEN.

the section "off topic" is open

any TISC ? 2016-03-02_20-28-53.jpg.39ba1866c946f88f

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hckosice    1,869

:SWE  TEAM SWEDEN :SWE

Preliminary Roster

 

As last of the four European countries Sweden made the announcement – far away from home in New York, the city of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

With the naming of the first 16 players, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association put emphasis on defence with two goaltenders and six defencemen named while there is more room left on offence for the final roster with eight forwards who were selected today.

With over 80 players who appeared in NHL games this season, the choice was more difficult than for any other European nation for the Swedes with depth for any position. Lundqvist is the netminder with fourth-most wins, third-most ice time and one of the best save percentages among starting goalies in the league. The Senators’ Erik Karlsson is the top scorer among defencemen, third overall in the league and first in time on ice, the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom is ninth in scoring among forwards and Nashville’s Filip Forsberg is tenth in goal scoring with fellow countryman Daniel Sedin close behind.

 

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, USA, NHL
Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks, CAN, NHL

Defencemen:
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes, USA, NHL
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning, USA, NHL
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators, CAN, NHL
Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL
Anton Stralman, Tampa Bay Lightning, USA, NHL

Forwards:
Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals, USA, NHL
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL
Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators, USA, NHL
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche, USA, NHL
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks, CAN, NHL
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks, CAN, NHL
Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues, USA, NHL
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL

Head Coach:
Rikard Gronborg

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hckosice    1,869
2 minutes ago, bestmen said:

the section "off topic" is open

any TISC ? 2016-03-02_20-28-53.jpg.39ba1866c946f88f

soon, soon, patience my friend, patience :sure:

 

it´s one of my priorities for the next days.:)

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3 hours ago, rybak said:

Groups in final qualifications to 2018 Olympics:

 

Group D (in Belarus): Belarus, Slovenia, Denmark, Poland

Group E (in Latvia): Latvia, Germany, Austria, Japan

Group F (in Norway): Norway, France, Kazakhstan, Italy

I will happy if we will win one match here in this group, it's all, I think :(

Hi,When will it start this qualifications?

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Agger    396
Just now, stepansevs said:

Hi,When will it start this qualifications?

September :)

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hckosice    1,869

:WHT  TEAM EUROPE :WHT

Preliminary Roster

 

The initial 16 names for the roster of Team Europe, comprised of players from outside the other European nations competing in the World Cup, was released.

“It’s exciting to be a part of it,” said Swiss defenceman Roman Josi. “It’s a special situation with Team Europe…I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and I think we’re going to have a good team.”

Team Europe will not only be a mix of nations but also young and old. Along with experienced veterans like blueliners Zdeno Chara and Mark Streit, the team also named up and coming superstars including Swiss defenceman Roman Josi and talented German forward Leon Draisatl.

 

Goaltenders:

  • :DEN Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders, USA, NHL


Defencemen:

  • :SVK Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL
  • :SUI Roman Josi, Nashville Predators, USA, NHL
  • :GER Dennis Seidenberg, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers, CAN, NHL
  • :SUI Mark Streit, Philadelphia Flyers, USA, NHL


Forwards:

  • :DEN Mikkel Boedker, Colorado Avalanche, USA, NHL
  • :GER Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers, CAN, NHL
  • :DEN Jannick Hansen, Vancouver Canucks, CAN, NHL
  • :SVK Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
  • :SLO Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings, USA, NHL
  • :DEN Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders, USA, NHL
  • :SVK Tomas Tatar, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL
  • :AUT Thomas Vanek, Minnesota Wild, USA, NHL
  • :NOR Mats Zuccarello Aasen, New York Rangers, USA, NHL


Head Coach:
Ralph Krueger

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Agger    396

Really makes me happy to see this many danes on team Europe. But it will be hard for them. Barely any from the same teams and only Slovakia and Denmark have a decent numbers of players.

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hckosice    1,869

1 minute ago, Agger said:Really makes me happy to see this many danes on team Europe. But it will be hard for them. Barely any from the same teams and only Slovakia and Denmark have a decent numbers of players.I was sure to see at least 4-5 Danes in the team, There were absolutely no doubts about Andersen, he will be the goalie number 1 for sure, also Hansen and Boedker were a certitudewinked.gif.png who know this team can do something in this tournament, but still it´s a bit weird to see this team europe instead of normal national teams. IMO some countries could be allowed to play at least such qualification tournament or something. it would be a better solution, but well ...NHL and their money...

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Agger    396

14 minutes ago, hckosice said:1 minute ago, Agger said:Really makes me happy to see this many danes on team Europe. But it will be hard for them. Barely any from the same teams and only Slovakia and Denmark have a decent numbers of players.I was sure to see at least 4-5 Danes in the team, There were absolutely no doubts about Andersen, he will be the goalie number 1 for sure, also Hansen and Boedker were a certitudewinked.gif.png who know this team can do something in this tournament, but still it´s a bit weird to see this team europe instead of normal national teams. IMO some countries could be allowed to play at least such qualification tournament or something. it would be a better solution, but well ...NHL and their money... It's not that I'm surprised ;)

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hckosice    1,869

:WHT  TEAM NORTH AMERICA :WHT

Preliminary Roster

 

The world found out who will make up the majority of the Team North America roster. Comprised of Under-23 players from Canada and the United States, the “Young Guns“ will feature some obvious names, including the No.1 and 2 draft picks from 2015, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel.

“This might be the only time we ever get to play with each other,“ said McDavid. “I think that’s pretty cool.”

"A lot of people don't expect too much from us, but we have the talent to surprise everyone."

Other notable names include Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings, and goaltenders John Gibson and Connor Hellebuyck, both USA veterans from the IIHF U18 and World Junior championships. 

 

Goaltenders:
:USA John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks, USA, NHL
:USA Connor Hellebuyck, Manitoba Moose – Winnipeg Jets hold NHL rights
:CAN Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins, USA, NHL

Defencemen

:CAN Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers, USA, NHL
:USA Seth Jones, Columbus Blue Jackets, USA, NHL
:CAN Ryan Murray, Columbus Blue Jackets, USA, NHL
:CAN Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs, CAN, NHL

Forwards:

:CAN Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers, USA, NHL
:USA Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres, USA, NHL
:USA Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames, CAN, NHL
:USA Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL
:CAN Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche, USA, NHL
:CAN Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers, CAN, NHL
:USA J.T. Miller, New York Rangers, USA, NHL
:CAN Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames, CAN, NHL
:USA Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets, USA, NHL

Head Coach: Todd McLellan

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hckosice    1,869

:CAN  TEAM CANADA :CAN

Preliminary Roster

 

The defending Olympic and World Champions took their first step to adding another title to the trophy case, as Team Canada announced the first 16 names to its 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster.

“This has been a very extensive process which involved multiple face-to-face meetings and conference calls,” said general manager Doug Armstrong. “Some very difficult decisions had to be made to narrow down our selection to only 16 players, which is a testament to the depth of player talent in Canada."

"Our management group wanted to balance respecting the contributors to past Team Canada successes, as well as respecting the players that have emerged as top players in the NHL. We will use the NHL playoffs and the upcoming World Championship to make the final roster decisions in early June.”

There’s no lack of success among the first 16 players selected; in addition to 12 players who won gold at the Olympic Winter Games, and 11 who won gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship, the team boasts seven NHL team captains and eight Stanley Cup champions, five of whom are multi-time champions.

Four names that were not part of the past two Olympic teams include goaltenders Corey Crawford and Braden Holtby, and forwards Tyler Seguin and Steven Stamkos, who both have competed in past world championships.

 

Goaltenders:
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals, USA, NHL
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens, CAN, NHL

Defencemen:
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings, USA, NHL
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks, USA, NHL

Shea Weber, Nashville Predators, USA, NHL

Forwards:
Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars, USA, NHL
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins, USA, NHL

Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings, USA, NHL

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, CAN, NHL
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks, USA, NHL
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, USA, NHL
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning, USA, NHL

John Tavares, NY Islanders, USA, NHL
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL

Head Coach: Mike Babcock

 

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:USA  TEAM UNITED STATES  :USA

Preliminary Roster

 

The United States named its first 16 players for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. 

The 1996 World Cup champions will bring 12 Olympians to the tournament in Toronto. The players represent 12 different National Hockey League Teams, and all players but Dustin Byfuglien have represented the U.S. in previous international competitions.

"We're excited about our team and this first group of players that we named tonight," said Dean Lombardi, general manager of Team USA and also the GM of the NHL's L.A. Kings.

"It's a challenge naming only 16 players, as an important part of our team is yet to be selected. We're confident this is the start of a group that will compliment each other really well and assume team roles that will lead to team success. These 16 players all excel in their compete level, overall skill and selflessness, which will be key components of our team."

The U.S. will reveal the remaining seven players of its 23-man roster (20 forwards/defencemen, 3 goaltenders) by June 1 as per the guidelines set forth by the NHL and NHLPA.

 

Goaltenders: 

Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning, USA, NHL
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings, USA, NHL
Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils, USA, NHL

Defencemen:
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets, CAN, NHL
John Carlson, Washington Capitals, USA, NHL
Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers, USA, NHL
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild, USA, NHL

Forward:
Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings, USA, NHL
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks, USA, NHL
Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks, USA, NHL
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals, USA, NHL
Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens, CAN, NHL
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, USA, NHL
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks, USA, NHL
Derek Stepan, New York Rangers, USA, NHL
Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets, CAN, NHL

Head Coach:John Tortorella

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