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01-05-2013, 04:54 PM
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sabresandcanucks
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Originally Posted by Rob View Post
One thing that is for sure is that we have some of the weakest goaltending in the world.

Seriously, where would Canada rank in goaltending right now? 5th?

While Russia isn't that much better at the NHL level they at least have better prospects.
I agree somewhat...goaltending has not been our strong point in recent years but honestly...how can you excuse this teams defense? Or resolve once they feel down 2-0 to the USA?

Given that the team came out flat the last two games the coach needs to be held accountable for that. It's his job to ensure his team is ready to play...they were not.

The turnovers in the defensive zone, the failure to pick of the pinching D man (US game)...illustrated to me this teams inability to be mentally strong in it's own zone. They really missed Ryan Murray.

This shouldn't surprise us either, we saw symptoms of this in the Germany/Slovakia games...If it wasn't for Subban we would have really noticed it in the 2-1 win over the USA during the round robin.

This team was mentally fragile when they were not dictating the game...Nor did they have anyone on the back end who could calm things down once they started running around.

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