This line up looks substantially tougher and more physical than anything the Russians have seen previous in this series.
Paid more attention to this tournament than I have in previous years...mainly due to the lockout I suppose, but didnt realize this was only for Canadian players in the junior leagues.
Stoked to see Leivo play again. I really liked what I saw from him last game; I'd like to see him carry the puck a bit more and show a bit more intensity. His board work was really solid though. Good two-way player.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.