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IIHF world championships


I was just wondering if anyone else out there was following this tournament. The web sites I'm looking at are a little difficult to read, but I just thought it has been interesting so far. I know it's a bit of a different game, but some things stand out to me. It's been fun checking on our players who are playing over there for their countries, but it doesn't seem like they are lighting it up.

However, that being said, Switzerland seems to be having a good tournament so far. Wins against Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, and others. Near the top in power plays, goaltending, and scoring percentage. But yet, there's noone I've remotely heard of on this team. I know we have international scouts out there. Does anyone know how much these tournaments are looked at? Just considering its a small sample size and whether or not the European game would translate over here(big ice sheets and less physical of a game). Curious about your thoughts...

As an aside, after you get used to them, I like how much information is put into the box scores for each game, but its a little overwhelming at first. Here is the site I'm looking at Here.

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