They do this for one reason only. Goal differential is a tie breaker rule. Right now Canada is leading the Swedes in the goal differencial.
Cant blame the team, blame the guys who made the rules.
I'm not blaming the team at all, it's just really uncomfortable to watch. I have to say, I wasn't too thrilled with some of the Canadian players who were whooping it up after scoring. Not cool when it's a team that is so outclassed.
When I saw Willie Desjardins looking like Stevens behind the bench early on with no emotion, I got a bit worried. They needed him to calm them down because they looked scared and he seemed detached from them. He got a bit more animated as the game went on and I hope it keeps going because he has to take charge when things are going badly. Ellis was just awful and it seems most of the defensemen are going for the big slapshot which is fine but they need to realize if players are blocking shots, they can't keep doing it.
Switzerland wins! Nino Niederreiter is ridiculous.
And that's why we love him here in P-Town!!! Can't wait for him (and Luke Walker) to get back. Hawks have been playing really well without him and Walker, so when they come back they'll have a team who stepped up in their absence.