Thread: Post-Game Talk: WJC U20 Championship Game
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12-28-2012, 05:27 PM
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I don't understand why every is freaking out. Russia is a good team and the US played well, they just couldn't score. Miller played a much better game, but judging by the WJC page of this website, he has already cemented himself as the whipping boy when he was likely USA's best forward. Galchenyuk was a no show tonight. I love Grimaldi's hustle and skill, but it was him who was trying to do too much on that line tonight; he wasn't passing. Gaudreau has looked pretty pedestrian overall, maybe time to switch up that line. Lucia and Biggs couldn't have been more invisible. Overall I'm not worried, and Miller played better.

More upset that they cut Matteau and didn't even invite Samuelsson.
Lol, have you ever seen Samuelsson skate? It's big ice, and he is one of the worst skaters I've ever seen. Where would he have played, he can't PK, hustle or defend like any of our bottom six, and he's not nearly skilled enough for the top 6. The US doesn't need any more grit. Matteau's skating is what kept him off the squad as well.

Naming McCabe captain.
Agree with your other points (especially Noesen, Kerdiles should have gotten an invite), but not sure I see the problem here. McCabe is a very calm presence on the back end and he likely has good leadership qualities. Obviously I would have loved Miller has captain, but Game 1 especially he didn't play like one. Getting an A is impressive anyway.

And Seth Jones wasn't pretty today, but he was a hell of a lot better then yesterday. I'd like to see Sieloff get a little more ice time for his physicality, even though as a Calgary fan I'd be a little scared and how poor his hockey sense is. Great skater, reminds me of Brooks Orpik, but he was a chicken with his head cut off on the PK.

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