The more I see of Seth Jones the more I am impressed with him.
He has everything you want for a total package defensemen in todays game. Good size and physicality while being a very strong skater, grands hands and an active stick, and has great vision in all 3 zones and plays the game with a veterans presence and patience.
anyone staying up late/getting up early for Canada/Slovakia?
i've got so much work to do i might try "staying up late" - but i'm also hoping to catch USA/Russia live - and if i try to do it w/ no sleep i'll have been awake for about 28 hours straight by the time the US game is over...which isn't a great idea
i'll try to sleep a bit.
i don't like watching the replay of the games b/c i don't have enough self-discipline to avoid seeing the final score beforehand - and it's just not as exciting watching the games when you know the result.
i'll be happy for malmo next year where the time difference is a more manageable 6 hours (rather than the 11 hr difference b/w Ufa and EST).
I registered here just to post that, but the moderation cue let you beat me to it.
TT is going to be a special young talent, with him on the second line and Kane on #1 we're going to have a lot of years of amazing playmaking.
And moving on to the other hawks in this WJC, Danault is going to be our third line guy once Bolland's back or salary demands make it prohibitive for him to be in the Indian Head. I love his tenacity, he does whatever it takes to hound the puck and make the play. He's been Canada's #1 PK guy, and if the Canadian guys could bury those wicked little backhand saucers Danault has been dishing out all tourny he'd have some points this tournament. McNeill still needs work if he wants to make the cut, but sneaking into the World Juniors is the perfect chance for him to start the road to taking his game to the next level. Shalunov has been disappointing this tournament, but the same can be said for the rest of Russia's team, so I guess that's a write-off.