12-09-2012, 05:00 AM #1
World Junior hockey 2013: Sweden tops world ranking entering tournament
As we look ahead to the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships, the Tre Kronor has been the most impressive nation at IIHF World Junior tournaments over the past four years. Canada, Russia, and the USA
12-11-2012, 05:30 PM #2
Interesting, I think with the lockout, if Canada simply chose the 12 most talented forwards we would have by far the most talented team. I think that is the way to go like they did for the 2010 Olympics, after they chose a lot of role players for the 06 Olympics and that backfired on them. If I recall correctly that was the time Gretzky sat on the bench while Bourque took a turn at the shootout?
I think the best talent can adapt to play different roles, dangerous on the penalty kill, etc, and have that offensive upside so the opposition has to be weary of 4 dangerous lines coming at them all the time! I hope Mackinnon and Druin make the team, even if only on the 4th line. Anyway Just my 2 cts, don't anyone have a heart attack on me ;P