Rielly is playing passive, which is NOT his game. Probably nerves. His game is all about rhythm and he doesn't have it right now.
He needs to get involved in a nice rush and have something go well before he turns it on.
Agreed. Not worried about Rielly at all, he hasn't look great but it's the first exhibition game, He is just trying get his mind into everything and chemistry doesn't always work in the first night. I think he is just getting himself comfortable and warming up.
The problem for Armia is being consistent. Armia at best can dominate the game like he wants, bad Armia messes up the game for his line and take unnecessary penalties. In this game he have been good but i hope he saves the best games to the real games. If he can be more consistent i could see him as lethal first line sniper in the NHL.
Thank you for your wonderful diagnosis, Dr. Recchi.
He's right in some way. Subban needs to play better and bigger because once he'll face a final team of Finland with Ristolainen and Barkov..he's gonna get even more pressure. And teams like Russia with Grigorenko and Yakupov won't be pretty. If Canada does believe in Subban, let Binnington show his skills.