International Hockey

Filip Chytil named to Czech World Junior roster

Per Corey Pronman, Filip Chytil has been named to the Czech Republic’s 2019 World Junior Championship roster. This year’s tournament will be held in British Columbia, and will take place from 12/26-1/5.

Through 28 games this year, Chytil has struggled with a line of 5-4-9. Having him play in the tournament isn’t going to hurt his development, and may even help jump start him a bit. During last year’s tournament, the Czech’s surprised a lot of people with a trip to the semis (losing to Canada), and Chytil’s 2-2-4 line in 7 games played a role.

The Rangers will have the final decision in whether Chytil plays in the tournament. I’d expect them to allow him to go, but what do I know?

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  • I think they should let him go. It may get his game going (although he has virtually the same stat line as mittelstadt) and if the worry is there isn’t enough offense to begin with, 1 its better for the tank 2 buchnevich will be back .

  • I think DQ made a mistake when he broke up the line of Chytil, Hayes and Kreider … he wasn’t struggling with them.

      • Yeah, true … I’ve never understood why coaches adjust to injuries by breaking up the best line … no, you reconfigure the rest of the group, not the whole group of forwards.

  • He’d miss about 5 or 6 games if the Rangers allow him to participate. It could jump start his offense because he’d get top line minutes.

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