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Wings At The WJC

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Wings have players on the rosters of half of the participating nations. For some of them, it will be an opportunity to make an impression ahead of challenging for an NHL job next month in Traverse City.

"It's fantastic for players to go into these world junior tournaments," general manager Steve Yzerman said July 14. "They're great experiences individually for them, but also in their development as hockey players playing in big games, do-or-die games and under the pressure, I think is great."

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Sweden
As can be expected with a Swedish national team, there are Wings in the mix: defensemen Simon Edvinsson and William Wallinder, and forward Theodor Niederbach. Edvinsson — the No. 6 overall pick in 2021 — is 6 feet 6, 205 pounds and stayed in Detroit to prepare for the event after turning heads in early July at the Wings’ prospects tournament....

Canada
The big one — literally — to keep an eye on here is 6-6 goaltender Sebastian Cossa. Yzerman valued Cossa enough to trade up to select him at No. 15 in 2021, ahead of Jesper Wallstedt, who was projected to be the first goaltender drafted that year. (Wallstedt is part of Sweden’s roster.) Cossa was on the roster in December, but Brett Brochu, a goaltender twice passed over in the draft, was named starter by coach Dave Cameron.

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TreKronor's avatar

Somehow I missed the memo that this was being held in August vs December. I guess it does make sense and will be kind of nice to see actual sports for the first time in a couple months.

I have a soft spot for these being around the holidays because I loved having these games on my second monitor at work. But with all the bowl games, there’s a lot of competition. Not to mention it pulls the kids away from their teams mid season.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/07/22 at 09:29 AM ET

Paul's avatar

TK, they did play in late December, but Covid got the best of them and cancelled the tourney after a game or 2.

The will play again in late December this year too.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/07/22 at 09:31 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Ohhhhh that’s right! Thanks PK. I would have otherwise been very confused in December.

Heck, I’m sure I will be anyways.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/07/22 at 09:57 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Sweden
D William Wallinder
D Simon Edvinsson
F Theodor Neiderbach

Canada
G Sebastian Cossa
D Donovan Sebrango

Czechia
G Jan Bednar

Finland
D Eemil Viro

US
F Carter Mazur
F Red Savage

Screw your subscription nonsense, Freep!

Posted by ilovehomers on 08/07/22 at 10:24 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

I wonder if the Wings and the other teams are considering not having a Prospect tournament in TC because of the WJC timing this year?

Keep checking for the TC schedule for Camp, scrimmages and such, and nada, which is surprising since its already August.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 08/08/22 at 10:41 AM ET

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Keep checking for the TC schedule for Camp, scrimmages and such, and nada, which is surprising since its already August.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain’s Ship on 08/08/22 at 10:41 AM ET

Center Ice Arena website says tickets go on sale tomorrow, but no other details
https://www.centreice.org/drwtickets

Posted by EthrDemon on 08/08/22 at 01:40 PM ET

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Posted by EthrDemon on 08/08/22 at 01:40 PM ET

Nice they must’ve just added that I checked the site this morning.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 08/08/22 at 03:32 PM ET

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