Russians were playing selfish and trying to dangle every rush. I really dont think its going to be a close game for Canada if they actually play as a team
+5 goal differential
Slovaks are great on the boards though especially the Mraz line. But once again, Russians were playing insanely selfish and still outchanced the slovaks by a landslide. People are putting too much stock into the scoreboard for the Russia Slovak game
Galchenyuk has found a home as a winger. Nice, we didn't miss on a Center. We have Kessel already. Makes the Rielly pick even more sweeter.
Unlike other players, Galchenyuk can apparently play all three forward positions (he has been used as all three in Sarnia). The reason he's being used as a winger is to provide offense as he is very good along the wall and, as was seen in today's game, he has a very good shot.
That's not to say however that he's being used on the wing because he isn't suitable as a center. It just means defensive responsibilities are lessened in order to focus on offense because he can put the puck in the net (i.e. can finish). He has the traits one would look for in a center: he is very creative with the puck, can make unbelievable passes, is good positionally and can create space for the rest of his teammates by drawing defenders to himself and then giving the puck to a teammate. He is also billed as a two way player by his coach, which takes nothing away from his offensive capabilities.
While he isn't without weaknesses, he truly has many very good, diverse aspects to his game.