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01-03-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
The issue is not player development. Look at the rosters for Canada in 2006 and 2007. This team was far, far more talented, but unfortunately it never actually played like a team. The issue is more about how Canada approaches the tournament, and as others have said the last few coaches do not compare to Sutter and Hartsburg. The whole culture surrounding the team seems to be an issue.
while we were watching round robin games my buddies and I commented on how soft Canada was playing and how that was bad news. Not just in terms of physical play either, but trying to get these cute little soft passes to work that ended up being turned over rather than making sure the puck got to the target, and it really was just a microcosm of what happened to them in the semi final. Too much cuteness not enough hard work. That's coaching cause a guy like Sutter is all about instilling in his team that you win by outworking the other team not by outskilling them.

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