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12-24-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by shortshorts View Post
Which players are they forcing into a "grinders" role I may ask? Everyone is where they should be.
Well what's the projected lines?

I'd say Zharkov in a non offensive role is a bad idea.

Nicushkin I don't see being a great grinder. Good going to the net, everywhere else he's underwhelming.

The only spot I think Russia has us beat is at 2nd line center, but Mackinnon has outplayed Grigorenko in the past.

I have visions of mackinnon taking that spot from Strome as the tournament goes on anyways.

Man for man Canada's team is as deep/better.

Vasilevski may or may not be better than Subban, we've seen Subban out play him before.

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