Now that the schedule is out I thought I would start a spot to talk player movement and what is people are hearing about new teams etc. Here's what I have heard.
ROI have lost both Brett Levis and Jay Tomchuk to Poland as Poland look to poised to make a push to the final.
ROI have also lost Brendan Garritty, Jeff Friesen and double golden boot winner and all time leading WCP Cup goalscorer David Brown after he tore his ACL. They are now openly searching for a striker.
Germany have picked up Saskatoon native Kent Mcdonald as well as bringing in Josh Forsberg from Portugal.
The Patterson twins are stuck in a transfer saga with Germany wanting to keep them but ROI and France both pressing for their signatures.
France could be in for a bit of a tough year as they have some players who are either hurt or no longer living in Saskatchewan. That list includes Brett Bachelu, Kash Bahia, Yianni Harbis, Mason Bulych and Gordie Peever.
From what I gather Laos' Josh Northey is 50/50 to return. This is something to keep an eye on as he is pivotal to their success.
This is just a start. Would love more on other teams as well as new teams and womens and youth teams. Fire it up people!