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12-31-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Small Brain Presence View Post
Can't believe some of the comments on here.

U.S. is an "awful" team (you know, the one that outshot Canada)

U.S. is "one of the weaker teams" (kind of like Latvia lite)

U.S. has two potential NHLers.

The people who said these things have to be either kidding or incredibly stupid.
I don't know that I'm incredibly stupid but I did watch the games and this is what I saw from the US team.

- a lot of Gomezitis, ie gaining the zone at high speed with tunnel vision
- a lot of small percentage "junior check me out" plays that almost work but never do
- I stopped counting the number of times Gally was opened and the puck carrier (usually a forward) tried some of the previous 2 items, and failed.
- line usage and game flow control very suspect by Housley. Rolling 4 lines like a robot and no adjustment, no game management.

To be fair, "awful" is a strong word. Gibson has been great, and the defense good, particularily Trouba, of course.

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