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Group B • Dec. 31 • United States 9, Slovakia 3

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12-31-2012, 02:58 PM
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I know Gaudreau finally got on the score sheet, but how was his play today?

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12-31-2012, 02:59 PM
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To be honest he has been way, way better than Gaudreau IMO.

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12-31-2012, 03:02 PM
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To be honest he has been way, way better than Gaudreau IMO.
Neither had been themselves but Gaudreau was fantastic against Slovakia.

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12-31-2012, 03:28 PM
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To be honest he has been way, way better than Gaudreau IMO.
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It's not like Gaudreau wasn't getting chances. Also was creating more opportunities than Rocco. If the team could finish his passes he would have more points.

But now that the monkey's off his back, I expect the BC Johnny from now on!

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12-31-2012, 03:38 PM
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You try really hard to hate on Gally. I know it sucks your team could not draft him but still give him some credit
Very happy with Rielly, especially how he stepped up when Canada was dead in the waters against Slovakia and his games against USA and Russia today.

Like it or not, Gally has not been noticeable for a player that was supposed to be USA's best fwd in games against Canada, Russia, and Slovakia when Team USA was facing elimination, take off the Canadian coloured glasses and you would come to the same conclusion. Most of the USA fans have said as much, I am not alone here.

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A question for any Eagles fans, does johnny gaudreau play behind the net a lot in the NCAA?
Yes. He's great behind the net in NCAA. Why, was he there a lot in this game?

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12-31-2012, 04:07 PM
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Agreed, most of Gally's points have come against Germany and when the game was over. When one looks at the points of Gally without watching the tournament you thought he had a dominant tournament, however this has hardly been the case. Think Trocheck and Gaudreau's lines moving fwd are the USA lines to counted on.
Because they've been putting up points and producing every game, right? Way to completely discount the first three games, and just wait till Trocheck and Gaudreau actually put up some points in a game to opine that those lines should be the one moving forward. Actually, that's probably what Housley was waiting for all along.

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12-31-2012, 04:12 PM
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Because they've been putting up points and producing every game, right? Way to completely discount the first three games, and just wait till Trocheck and Gaudreau actually put up some points in a game to opine that those lines should be the one moving forward. Actually, that's probably what Housley was waiting for all along.
I think Housley had to make moves, the chemistry wasn't working, you got some bigger bodies involved now on some lines, and some grit. I had USA as one of my top 3 teams to win gold this tourney, I still felt that way last night. They could still do some serious damage, the Czechs are a strange team that should be respected, but the USA should prevail, if Gibson plays a good game.

The lines look more balanced now, let's see what happens.

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12-31-2012, 04:53 PM
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Very happy with Rielly, especially how he stepped up when Canada was dead in the waters against Slovakia and his games against USA and Russia today.

Like it or not, Gally has not been noticeable for a player that was supposed to be USA's best fwd in games against Canada, Russia, and Slovakia when Team USA was facing elimination, take off the Canadian coloured glasses and you would come to the same conclusion. Most of the USA fans have said as much, I am not alone here.
He sure ain't treated like USA's best forward. You don't put your best forward in a position that doesn't advantage him, with teammates who have no chemistry.

Look at Canada's lines, and you see how you treat your best forwards.

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Anyone wanna give me the score and who scored?

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http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/306/gameaction_3889.html

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I just want to say that E.J. Hradek is single handedly ruining these games for me.

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Started finding TSN feeds to get away from him.
Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro are better?!

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Because they've been putting up points and producing every game, right? Way to completely discount the first three games, and just wait till Trocheck and Gaudreau actually put up some points in a game to opine that those lines should be the one moving forward. Actually, that's probably what Housley was waiting for all along.
No one was scoring at will in those games. In Trocheck's case, I'd say he was easily one of our best forwards in those games.

I do agree that we shouldn't get carried away with what happened against Slovakia. That wound up being a stat padding game. Maybe it will be a turning point for this team, but no one should be counting on that.

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To oversimplify things....


We play two better teams and we don't take our few chances =


We play two very weak teams, a Slovakian team playing their worst game =

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I think it's being overstated how badly Slovakia played. To me, they played like every other game and were outclassed in all of them against the big three, but this one was the only one where the score reflected that.

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Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro are better?!
I know this isn't the position of many but I don't mind Ferraro. EJ has also been just completely brutal watched that Germany game on NHL Network and just basically decided if I could find something else I would. Don't mind him on talk shows and whatnot but EJ should not be covering games live as a color guy because he is brutal at it in my opinion.

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I know this isn't the position of many but I don't mind Ferraro. EJ has also been just completely brutal watched that Germany game on NHL Network and just basically decided if I could find something else I would. Don't mind him on talk shows and whatnot but EJ should not be covering games live as a color guy because he is brutal at it in my opinion.
I haven't seen him much, especially not lately, but what's the problem with him?

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I haven't seen him much, especially not lately, but what's the problem with him?
One problem is that he doesn't really know much about what he's talking about. He has a cursory knowledge of the prospects but talks on and on about them. His tactical knowledge of the game is also fairly weak.

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I haven't seen him much, especially not lately, but what's the problem with him?
There is just no flow to the broadcast and his insights aren't very helpful in an in game setting. He does better when he backs away from the situation in my opinion. Like I said before we all have different opinions on certain color guys, I just don't like him very much in that role.

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Jacob Trouba is having a nice tournament, he has gotten a lot of praise this tourney so it is fair he gets some criticism also. Just as Seth Jones has for making the off defensive gaffe.

Early in the game against Slovakia, Trouba coughed up the puck inside his own zone and Gibson was forced to make a big save, this could have been a turning point in the game, Slovakia is a dangerous trap team when they get the lead. But the point is no is perfect this tournament, not even Trouba. If Slovakia had scored and USA had lost the game, I am sure this would have gotten more play, as Jones got the fair share of blame in his game against Canada.

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