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alslammerz
04-28-2015, 07:35 PM
Czech Republic hosting.

Nice of Team USA to bring enough college kids that this thread makes sense.

Roster - Bold denotes current NCAA player
Forwards:

Jack Eichel
Ben Smith
Nick Bonino
Steve Moses (injured - out)
Jimmy Vesey
Dylan Larkin
Anders Lee
Trevor Lewis (a)
Matt Hendricks (c)
Jeremy Morin
Brock Nelson
Stefan Matteau (injured - returned to U.S. before tournament)
Mark Arcobello
Dan Sexton
Charlie Coyle (added to roster for Stefan Matteau)

Defensemen:
Seth Jones
Connor Murphy
Mike Reilly
John Moore
Zach Redmond
Justin Faulk (a)
Jake Gardiner

Goalies:
Jack Campbell
Alex Lyon
Connor Hellebuyck

U.S. beat Austria in Austria 4-1 today in an exhibition. Mike Reilly scored the opening goal and was named player of the game. Auston Matthews (USNTDP) scored the GWG after helping the U-18s win their World Championship in Switzerland, but he will not be on the final roster. Lyon played in the 3rd period and did not give up a goal. A skater and a goalie are left to be added to the roster.

The U.S. is in group B. Full schedule is here. http://mensworlds.usahockey.com/page/show/1195680-schedule Games will be streamed live, and most will air live, on NBCSN. First game is Friday at 10:15 AM vs. Finland.

Oh, this tournament also determines the seeding for the 2018 Olympics. http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/488969?referrer_id=752796 Other nations have not brought such a young, experimental lineup. Should be a good experience for the NCAA guys anyway.

Spartanforlife4
04-28-2015, 07:37 PM
That's our roster?

We're boned.

LTsatch
04-28-2015, 07:53 PM
Canada is stacked, USA knocked off austria 4-1 in an exhibition today. USA broadcast details below

A live stream of the contests will be available at mensworlds.usahockey.com.
All of the teams tourney games will be live on NBCSN, all times eastern
This schedule does not include the championship round.
Tues., April 28 Exh. Game vs. Austria (Vienna) 2:30 p.m. Live Stream
Fri., May 1 USA vs. Finland 10:15 a.m. Live TV/Live Stream, 10:00 a.m.
Sat., May 2 Norway vs. USA 2:15 p.m. Delay on TV, 11:00 p.m. ; Live Stream, 2:00 p.m.
Mon., May 4 Russia vs. USA 10:15 a.m. Live TV/Stream 10:00 a.m.
Thurs., May 7 USA vs. Belarus 10:15 a.m. Live TV/Stream 10:00 a.m.
Fri., May 8 USA vs. Denmark 2:15 p.m. Live TV/Stream, 2:00 p.m.
Sun., May 10 Slovenia vs. USA 10:15 a.m. Delay on TV, 3:00 p.m. ; Live Stream, 10:00 a.m.
Tues., May 12 USA vs. Slovakia 10:15 a.m. Live TV/Stream, 10:00 a.m.

Jimjamesak
04-29-2015, 12:22 AM
Slovenia has former UAA defenseman Luka Vidmar on their roster.

And the US roster is terrible. In contrast, Canada has Sydney Crosby.

ScottK
04-29-2015, 12:44 AM
France has former UML players Laurent Meunier and Yorick Treille as usual.

Sean Pickett
04-29-2015, 10:17 AM
Slovenia has former UAA defenseman Luka Vidmar on their roster.

And the US roster is terrible. In contrast, Canada has Sydney Crosby.And Sydney won't be there is the Penguins were still in the Stanley Cup playoffs. What available players would you like to see on the U.S. team?

Sean

cF[Authentic]
04-29-2015, 10:28 AM
And Sydney won't be there is the Penguins were still in the Stanley Cup playoffs. What available players would you like to see on the U.S. team?

Sean

Off the top of my head: Oshie, Backes, Bobby Ryan, Brock Nelson, Trouba, Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny

Jimjamesak
04-29-2015, 11:45 AM
;6156936']Off the top of my head: Oshie, Backes, Bobby Ryan, Brock Nelson, Trouba, Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny
That's a pretty good start.

bigblue_dl
04-29-2015, 12:12 PM
;6156936']Off the top of my head: Oshie, Backes, Bobby Ryan, Brock Nelson, Trouba, Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny

Quick

defkit
04-29-2015, 02:33 PM
Yeah, I can honestly say there are 3 or 4 guys on that roster that I have never heard of. I generally like the youth approach, but I think this is a little extreme.

I know some guys often turn down the invite, as they are often just glad to get their NHL season over with - any indication that any of those better names did so?

Another name - Shattenkirk.

Spartanforlife4
04-29-2015, 02:35 PM
In other World Championship action, North Korea won the D3 title over Turkey. Here's the game winning goal (https://youtu.be/MuvTXxb-ZRQ?t=52m34s)

So they'll be in 2B next year. Their counterparts from the South won the 1B title, so they'll be in 1A next year. Looks like they're at least improving for the Olympics, but most likely they will be somwhere between 18-20th in the world, between 1A and 1B when the Olympics take place. I really hope the US can be in their group just for the free win.

alslammerz
04-29-2015, 07:10 PM
;6156936']Off the top of my head: Oshie, Backes, Bobby Ryan, Brock Nelson, Trouba, Craig Anderson, Ryan Miller, Paul Stastny


Yeah, I can honestly say there are 3 or 4 guys on that roster that I have never heard of. I generally like the youth approach, but I think this is a little extreme.

I know some guys often turn down the invite, as they are often just glad to get their NHL season over with - any indication that any of those better names did so?

Another name - Shattenkirk.

Nelson was supposedly added but I haven't seen anything on him yet. Trouba is hurt. Backes's wife is due with child soon so I think he was a polite maybe (ie-no). I haven't seen anything about the other guys but I'd have to think most were invited and said no.

vizoroo
04-30-2015, 02:52 PM
Canada has former Denver defenceman Patrick Wiercioch on its roster.

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 09:03 AM
That's our roster?

We're boned.

Well, we're a young team. Finland is a good test to see what the team looks like. The Vesey/Eichel/Lewis line should be interesting.

USA Line Chart

Forwards

Lee/Arcobella/Morin
Hendricks/Larkin/Sexton
Vesey /Eichel/Lewis
Nelson/Bonino/Moses
Smith

Defense

Krug/Faulk
Reilly/Jones
Moore/Murphy
Gardiner

Goalies

Hellebuyck*
Campbell

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Game time. Finland was runner-up last year.

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 09:38 AM
0-0, 7:00 1st. USA has had only 4 practices, Nelson just arrived today. So this team has been thrown together. PP Finland.

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Steve Moses scores on the short side with :21 left in 1st. Nice shot. 1-0 USA

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 09:57 AM
SOG Finland 14, USA 11. USA was outplayed for most of the 1st. But Hellebuyck is on his game in net.

HarleyMC
05-01-2015, 10:14 AM
Finland scores in the 2nd (14:00), 1-1.

Spartanforlife4
05-01-2015, 10:15 AM
If I'm reading the point system correctly, the only way we don't directly qualify for the Olympics is if we finish somewhere between 13-16, and Latvia, Norway, and Belarus medal, I believe the final two having to earn gold while we finish last. So essentially, don't get relegated and we're in. And even if we do get relegated there's still a decent chance we're in.