Why can't people just accept that the other countries are improving? I'm more shocked that RUSSIA was crap this tourney. Canada didn't show up it's their fault. USA had momentum going in... they outplayed us, so give credit to housley. Canada will face Russia for BRONZE. I can see a fire lit under their *****.
It's inevitable that the U.S is going to keep getting better and better, just due to population size alone. They have a great youth program and it's really starting to shine through at the under 18 tournament where they've won like 4 years in a row and they are really starting to develop players from states like Florida, Texas and California.
What I was pretty surprised at was the intimidation factor, we looked scared out there, the U.S just took it to us right from the get go.
Very disappointing. I feel like Binnington should have been given more of a chance to be the starter, but its hard to blame Subban for this one.
Not to bash the guy just because he's a Bruins pick, but man did Hamilton ever disappoint me. I thought he'd be up there with the points leaders (especially with all the PP time he got).
Same, I am kind of biased because all I've heard from Bruins fans is how lop sided the trade was and how great Hamilton is..I just don't by the hype, sure will he be a good player down the road, sure. But I was expecting a ton more from a returning player. One of the softest players on the team and the guy is like 6 ft 5. I'm 5 ft 7 and I bet I could push him around.
Well, that was an awful game. They simply got outhustled and outworked, the Americans were first to the puck way too often, the Canadians were left scrambling ineffectively. They didn't just lose, they got badly dominated. Rielly sucked, but so did more or less the entire team.
Too many offensive defencemen (like the Leafs) and too many pansies playing forward (not enough grit).
You could tell this was coming when the team announced personal chefs and tanning lights were coming with the team.
This team needs to understand what it's like to have nothing. Similar to Rocky 4, they need to experience the harshness of the Russian geography. Rocky never had a personal chef or tanning lights.
100% agree, worst fear was absolutely no grit line. The only guy I seen throwing the body around was Jenner in the Russia game! Today nobody did anything. So disappointing when they needed a big hit to get ol mo on their side there was nobody!