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In 5th place here comes the Czech Republic.

In goal they have a true legend, Zikmund Bowman who has a ton of experience, and is still in very good form. The first 4 defensemen  look very good as well, looking at the forwards, or the other defensemen they don't have real elite players, but you can never now who will step up in certain games from this balanced squad. They are pretty tough with quite good leadership abilities and ambition, although their top line forwards could do better in big games. I guess their depth makes them a real threat especially when paired with good goalie performance.

 

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The fourth team in the world rankings is Tre Kronor.

They are very friendly off the ice, but look how many nervous guys and heroes, no middle class here, quite strange. Their D-squad is based on experience, and the attackers are mostly young guns with lots of talents: 10 of 14 are under 25, and Granath at the age of 19 already captain with very good traits. The goalies are a bit strange, ratingswise pretty good, but personalities.. meh. Esaias Ek would be a top talent with better traits for sure. In general looking at the ratings they are close to the Czech guys, a few elite defenders, and a lots of depth otherwise.

 

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And here comes the top 3 teams of real life hockey at the moment: #3 is Suomi

At first sight you can see they have small problems in goal, they don't have a star player in this position, but Kanerva can be a good player in the future, and maybe Huhtala as well. Their D core looks very good, 4 90-ish players. In the attackers, Janhunen and Kukkonen are over 90, but the others look strong in depth. Youngster Kaila is made as captain in his first season, but the others..so many anonymus guys on the roster..and the other 2 true leaders are nervous.. this looks like a big issue, it would be a good challenge for the two young leaders to get them together for a very good finish.

 

 

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In second place it's the Красная машина (Red Machine)

Their goalie tandem looks top, I'm sure there will be a huge competition for the starter position. Their defense has a world class duo, Nizamutdinov's future looks very bright, but behind them there is a gap, and also competition to get into the playing squad. In the attackers they have 4 90-ish forwards for the top 6, and behind them the definition of the captain, Sergey Parshivlyuk. Their centers look like they are not that elite, but they are in very good age, maybe there's something more in them in the coming years. By their personalities, they are not really egoistic, team comes first, they love playing hockey, and can motivate themselves for the biggest games as well. Very interesting squad for sure, surely a real contender.

 

 

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And here comes the World #1 at the moment, Team Canada!

As you would think, pretty of skill in this roster.. not a single player under 90 overall..crazy! They have the highest rated goalie, the veteran Tobias Torres and the best forward, Warman Fighters' Pattenaude who is still only 23 years old..I don't want to spend a lot of times on them ratingswise, as you can see, based on that they are far the best team, with a huge depth. Of course not too many young talents, but it can be extremely hard to get into this team, Camil McAulay is 21 years old, we should have a look at his performance in the next years, Looking at their personalities ego won't be a problem here and their leadership is very good (Potts is the western definition of captain instead of Siyankov.. :D ) But plenty of the team is lazy or half hearted, and they have a lot of nervous players as well. Plus all three goalis have anxiety, that can make the playoffs tricky for them. Still the lowest odds for them to win the worlds.

Tomorrow I will share some positional power rankings about these teams, and some squad statistics

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic. Some thoughts on the teams:

CZECH - Very good traits for the squad. They have good teamwork and are stable in terms of their winner instinct - a dirty team though, which may help them destabilize stronger opponents. The definition of winning via a strong group rather than individual performance.
Wildcard: F Kuhnsman. He had a breakout season this year with 42 goals and can be the go-to scorer for this team.

SWEDEN - Pleasantly surprised how accurate GPHM's algorithm at predicting player personalities - Swedes are known to be friendly, and this team is so friendly and respectful, they probably have trouble deciding who goes on the ice first. But at least they're enthusiastic about saying "you first")). The Nervousness will be a problem, but their extremely good and mostly Heroic defence should cover it up. 
Wildcard: D Josefsson. If anyone can pull this team together via leading by example, it's this very strong veteran defenceman.

FINLAND - Like the common perception of Finns, the team is quite reserved and has a leadership void, as mentioned before. However, much of the team are incredibly ambitious, and they have plenty of high performers. Will likely rely on a few key players stepping up, as, from a basic knowledge of the players, this is a very offensive team, and will likely need to win plenty of high-scoring games.
Wildcard: G Kanerva. Determined and will have plenty of game-saving saves to make to win those one-goal games.

RUSSIA - What a team. Obviously I am somewhat biased, but even looking at the traits, this squad looks fantastic. Only two Nervous players, only one Arrogant player, and not a key one - rarity for Russian teams. With the Black Devils contingent of Siyankov, Mineyev, Nizamutdinov leading the way, elite offensive talent, out of this world top D pair and goaltending, and a surprisingly good balance between offensive and defensive players - what's not to like? The only significant weakness for this team is defensive depth, but an offensive focus and the Mineyev/Alenin tandem should more than address that small deficiency. 
Wildcard: F Siyankov. Legendary veteran captain, cup winner, 43 goal scorer, and leader embodying the Russian win-at-all-costs offensive mentality. The team will follow behind him.

CANADA - I'm guessing the team is trying to use dark arts to sneak in GHL MVP and 95-point scorer Matei Mitchel without officially declaring him a roster player, but even without him, this Canadian team is the clear favourite in the tournament. Insane defence. Even with the anxious goaltending, I would be surprised to see them concede more than a couple of goals a game. And no one should question their ability to put the puck in the net. Top, top team - I would love to see a series simmed between them and Russia. 
Wildcard: F Mitchel. Will he or won't he make the team is the question on everyone's lips!



 


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I guess it's just minor bug, that a few players is hidden in the all players tab. I don't think it's an issue, because we use that tab rarely, and it's really just a few players. 

But the coaching staff decided to include Matei in the squad, because of that last minute change, Tino Willis got cut. To be honest, ratings wise I should have cut Zion Senior, but he is a living legend, while Tino is nervous and lazy. I hope you agree with going against my own rules on this :D I also updated the roster picture with him


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After going through the GHL rosters, I refreshed the squads with the missing people. Some of the biggest names, and some fun fact:

Both USA and Czech Republic have a new starting goalie: Austin Matthew and head coach could persuade legendary Zikmund Bowman for one more world championships!. Germany have 2 new goalies as well, and a first line defender Marcus Kaya. Canada finally had to cut Zion Senior to be able to add Bandits' Michael Rogers..Russia got two new centers: Tselner and Pribylov. Finland also added a star forward Janhunen from Notthingham. Sweden found a pair of top forwards in Wiktor Fogelberg and Jesper Berch, plus leading D-man Jerry Drougge. Czechia has a new first line D-man too, Pauliak from the Fighters, and added top talent Novysedlák to the squad. USA: I talked about their new goalie, but they have no less than 3 changes in their D-squad: Letson, Lucia and Edson are the new faces.  Belarus added defender Nikita Drozd (they have the exactly same named guy in the forwards.. awesome), and forward Stankiewicz, plus a few depth guys. Ukraine have 3 additions as well: Andrusiak and Yiranek to the offensive power and talented Minyaylyuk in goal.


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Before the power rankings some average stats for age, height and weight of the squads.

Looks like the neighbor countries share the philosophies (Slovakia-Czech Rep. and Austria-Germany) :D The latter 2 can cause some upsets with their young squad and surely physical play given their size advantage. Czechs and slovaks look like an experienced squad but they may need some refreshing in a few years. Finland and Canada looks like skill based on their lack of size. But without looking at ratings, this is rather some fun fact than a base of any analysis 

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And here it is the positional rankings. It was a long way to get here, but it feels amazing to look at the table :D

As it was predictable, Canada tops all rankings, second is USA almost everywhere, only the Russian goalie duo could leave their mark in the list, but their D-squad is only 7th on the list.. crazy. Behind the top 3 there is a tight race between Sweden, Finland and Czech Republic, so the top 6 really looks like top 6 here. Alsp at the bottom of the list: Italy, Belarus, Slovenia look like they are cemented there, and Norway is not far ahead of them. However the amazing Belarussian forwards or the heroic Norwegian goalies could pull one of them out of that lower table.

Some fun facts: Both Denmarks's centers (3rd place..) and goalies broke into the top 6, so they could do well, if their #13 defense is not letting them down in key situations. Also Switzerland has the 4th best D-squad, but who knows, maybe the mid-low centers and goalies could limit their potential.

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And finishing with some overall rankings, what power ranking are about. I did two different type of rankings.

One based on Paul's rankings, who I got the whole idea from: (Sum of top 4 centers + sum of top 8 forwards + sum of top 6 defensemen + sum of top 2 goalies)/20

The other is based on the positional rankings. I gave 1 point for the best team in every position, 2 for the second best, etc. then summed those.

Luckily there are no changes in the top 6, but later there are some, it looks quite interesting. Of course Canada is #1 in the power ranking, USA's consistency among positions earn them the #2 place, and Russia is #3. Interesting to see how high can go Norway with their goalies in the position based ranking, tied with Latvia from the 16th. position in the other.

 

 

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These are super useful. Thanks for putting in all this work, the insight into the national teams is something that’s definitely missing in this game. Maybe Anders can look at this and finally implement national teams since you’ve done half the work here. May be worth asking him about it. Having a World Cup in the off-season would be extremely cool.


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