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01-04-2013, 10:33 AM
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Canada was done in by their so-called skilled players. RNH had to do it all by himself since the likes of Strome, Scheifele and Huberdeau were all garbage. Hamilton, the so called best junior d-man in the world looked like utter shyte throughout the tournament as well.
I still think Canada shouldn't even bother sending grinders or defensive specialists in this thing.
Load up with scorers, no other team in the world could keep up with 4 lines of Canadian skill imo.
That's what they effectively did, yet lost.
In the US game that truly mattered, the big offensive players Scheifele, Strome, Huberdeau were a combined -8. The three, plus RNH, didn't do anything offensively either.
I think you may be one of the many that underestimate the competition at these championships. The Swedes, Russians and Americans are producing excellent young players that are capable of winning in any given year.
IMO Hockey Canada needs to re-evaluate the processes it uses in the selection of the coaches. Over the past several years coaching seems to have had as big an impact on the results as the players.
As far as players not living up to expectations, they did the job until the US game. In the semi-final they looked ill-prepared, disorganized and showed little emotion. The result was no one looked good at all.
IMO when a team as a whole plays this poorly, the coaching/management needs to be evaluated more so than the players.
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