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Flyer Prospects @ World Junior Championships Primer


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Here is a nice little article highlighting which Flyers prospects will be at the World Junior Championships.  Please enjoy. :)

 

http://thehockeywriters.com/flyers-world-junior-championship-preview/

 

Canada:

  • Travis Sanheim
  • Travis Konecny

Russia:

  • Ivan Provorov
  • Radel Fazleev

Sweden:  (Note: Not official yet)

  • Felix Sandstrom 
  • Oskar Lindblom 

Czech Republic: (Note: Not official yet)

  • David Kase

 

I will keep this pinned only as long as the World Championships are going.  Then it will get unpinned.

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Lindblom scores for Sweden. He's been the best Swede in the 1st period of today's game vs CAN

 

 

I fully expect him to come over next year and play for the Phantoms. It would be nice if he had Sandstrom both came over. Sandstrom may just stay put for another year though.

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I fully expect him to come over next year and play for the Phantoms. It would be nice if he had Sandstrom both came over. Sandstrom may just stay put for another year though.

Yeah that would be my expectation. Half a year in the AHL may be enough for him.

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I fully expect him to come over next year and play for the Phantoms. It would be nice if he had Sandstrom both came over. Sandstrom may just stay put for another year though.

 

Would be pretty disappointing if Lindblom didn't come over to NA next season...

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A good update after the First day of WJC  -  http://thehockeywriters.com/fazleev-and-lindblom-thrive-flyers-day-one-wjc-recap/

 

 

One of the surprises of the early game was the solid play of Radel Fazleev. He went 6 for 11 on faceoffs (54.55%) and set up the Russians game tying goal. Fazleev, got the puck along the boards and made a nice move towards the net. He had Artur Lauta crashing the net, so he passed it to him and Lauta had an easy goal in front.

 
Throughout the game Fazleev was aggressive on the forecheck and a nuisance for the Czech players. As has been said before, Fazleev may not have an incredibly high offensive ceiling in the NHL, but his all around game really is impressive.

 

 

In the second game of the day, left wing prospect Oskar Lindblom had a great game. As usual, he was a beast along the boards and he won his fair share of puck battles. He scored Sweden’s second goal of their 8-3 rout over Switzerland. Lindblom skated on Sweden’s top line (although, it is hard to call a line with William Nylander the “second line,” so it may be safer to say that Lindblom skated in the “top six”) with Red Wings prospect Axel Holmstrom and LA Kings prospect Adrian Kempe.

 

 

For some reason, Travis Sanheim does not seem to have the trust of the Canadian coach, Dave Lowry. Although Sanheim did have a bad turnover in his own end in the third period, he did not play a terrible game. In the final minutes of the game, as Canada was trying to tie it up, Sanheim had an extended shift in the offensive zone. During that time he kept the puck in the zone beautifully (twice) and showed some of his offensive skills. It was tough to watch Sanheim used so sparingly while his team could have used his skills.

 
Konecny is a great player, but like much of team Canada, he could not get anything going today. The only players that seemed to be able to create offense for Canada down the stretch were Mitchell Marner and Dylan Strome. By the third period, Konecny was rarely seeing the ice and was clearly out of a rhythm. However, it will be difficult to keep a skilled player like him down for too long.
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19 hours ago, OccamsRazor said:

How to lose a pressuring forward and breakout of your own end, starring Ivan Provorov

https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CXjuHu6VAAAuNtz.mp4

 Man oh man....just some jaw dropping skating ability, smarts, break away speed, elite awareness, stunning dexterity....this kid really is the whole package. That was a strong draft, but when it's all said and done, I believe some teams will be ruing the day they passed up on Ivan.

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12 minutes ago, jammer2 said:

 Man oh man....just some jaw dropping skating ability, smarts, break away speed, elite awareness, stunning dexterity....this kid really is the whole package. That was a strong draft, but when it's all said and done, I believe some teams will be ruing the day they passed up on Ivan.

If I remember correctly, there were some that were saying that Provorov > Hanifin.  Edmonton and Buffalo had no brainers pick McJesus (TM) and Eichel respectively, but I was nervous when Arizona / Carolina / NJ were at the podium.  Anyone of those teams needed help defensively.  It is clear though IMO, had the Flyers not picked him, Columbus would have.  So yeah I agree with you...there will be those who will be kicking themselves for passing on Provorov.

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13 minutes ago, pilldoc said:

If I remember correctly, there were some that were saying that Provorov > Hanifin.  Edmonton and Buffalo had no brainers pick McJesus (TM) and Eichel respectively, but I was nervous when Arizona / Carolina / NJ were at the podium.  Anyone of those teams needed help defensively.  It is clear though IMO, had the Flyers not picked him, Columbus would have.  So yeah I agree with you...there will be those who will be kicking themselves for passing on Provorov.

Yeah, I saw several sources that said Provorov would end up being the best defenseman in the draft, and several others that said Werenski would. Time will tell, of course.

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11 minutes ago, pilldoc said:

If I remember correctly, there were some that were saying that Provorov > Hanifin.  Edmonton and Buffalo had no brainers pick McJesus (TM) and Eichel respectively, but I was nervous when Arizona / Carolina / NJ were at the podium.  Anyone of those teams needed help defensively.  It is clear though IMO, had the Flyers not picked him, Columbus would have.  So yeah I agree with you...there will be those who will be kicking themselves for passing on Provorov.

 Of course, this Hanfin vs Provorov question will not be answered anytime in the next 3-4 years....BUT, I will say this much, Hanfin does not have this electric lift you out of your seat skill set that Ivan possesses.

 I usually detest when somebody mentions a great NHL d-man and compares the kid with him....it is usually very unfair and puts way to much pressure on a young prospect.....having said all of that....not saying Ivan will be a Mark Howe type, but he skates an awful lot like Mark, which is one of the biggest compliments I can give a kid. He is also super smart like Howe was. I hate to toss out a name like Mark, but really....that is who Ivan reminds me of most. Another thing of note, I saw P.K Subban play as a 18 year old in the WJC and some regular season action from him....and right now, Prov is far ahead of P.K development curve wise at the age of 18. I think Prov is better in his own zone right now than the present day P.K...and he is every bit as dynamic. Wow, is it gonna be a special honour to see this kids Flyer career unfold. Most skilled Flyer prospect since 88 terrorized the league.

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29 minutes ago, flyercanuck said:

Konecny had another great game today. Why on earth Lowry didn't move him up the lines when he was clearly one of Canadas best players all over the ice is bewildering. 

Poor coaching all tournament for Canada 

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7 hours ago, AJgoal said:

Yeah, I saw several sources that said Provorov would end up being the best defenseman in the draft, and several others that said Werenski would. Time will tell, of course.

 

 To be honest, I was thinking Werenski was the best d-man in this past draft, Provs has changed my mind, but they might both end up being better than Hanfin, who is not chopped liver by any means, but will be challenged to be the best d-man in this very deep draft. Provs seems to have upped his game a bit more than Werenski this year, like he became more advanced in certain aspects. It looks like he sees the game better than Werenski. Seems like Werenski is more of a raw talent twitch reaction type where Provs has this awareness and knows how the play will develop before it happens. I saw points at this WJC where he was flying full speed, but still had his head up, so while making a rush, he was calculating were his forwards would be and what position he could put himself in to complete that pass....some real serious depth to his thinking process.

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