He had one big game with 2 secondary assists and a 5 on 3 goal, Ouellet is matching his offense while being one of the go to defensive guys. Rielly gets sheltered more then anyone on team Canadas D besides Murphy, he plays no match ups with top lines and no PK.
Harrington and Ouellet are both playing better hockey then Rielly. Not to say Riellys been bad, but for a tournament all star team he isnt there.
Agree that Troubas been a beast but he took a pretty dumb penalty against Canada, gotta try to avoid that. Hes still been the best D in the tourney though
Agree with most of what you have said. Still think Reilly will be better than both Harrington and ouellet in the end, although they both have been better than him this tournament. Don't think that would be the case, however, if Reilly wasn't so sheltered and given more ice time so he can play his game
Team Group A
Viktor Arvidsson - Emil Molin - Sebastian Collberg
Sven Andrighetto - Markus Granlund - Dmitrij Jaskin
Miro Aaltonen - Tomas Hertl - Joel Armia
Teuvo Teräväinen - Alexander Wennberg - Alessio Bertaggia
Mikael Wikstrand - Mikael Wikstrand
Christian Marti - Mirco Müller
Petr Sidlik - Edgars Siksna
Team Group B
Jonathan Drouin - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Mark Schiefele
Alex Galchenyuk - Ryan Strome - Nikita Kucherov
Jonathan Huberduea - Marko Dano - Nail Yakupov
Leon Draisaitl - Boone Jenner - Brett Ritchie
Xavier Ouellet - Jacob Trouba
Scott Harrington - Seth Jones
Albert Yarullin - Peter Ceresnak
I actually think that Xavier Ouellet has been the best defenseman on Team Canada overall. Second would be Harrington.
And that doesnt necessarily mean he'll be on the all star team either. I would agree with what you said, I'm biased but I'm hearing a lot of other fans think Ouellet has been the best but Canada may have to win gold for someone to get it. It could still be Harrington who gets it as well, I just dont see how anyone ebsdies leaf fans can actually say Rielly's play has been all star worthy so far or ahead of Harrington and Ouellet. Ouellet is the only player trusted in all situations though on the team which says something about him I guess
Ouellet caught my eye right off the bat and for my money he is the Canadian's best D man and I have no dog in this hunt. That being said I am a Rielly fan and he is playing really well (not so much last game by his standards). Wings and Leafs should both be happy.
Assuming they award it to the winner of the gold medal. Who do you think would win it?
Me I think (not surprisingly) that if the USA wins it will be Gibson. I've seen some people say Gaudreau but he got hot very late and contributed goals in large score victories. Gibson kept the US in it and gave them the confidence to win. My second choice would be Trouba. He played like a champ all tournament. If Gibson gets blown out tomorrow, he'd be my pick?
Sweden? I only watched two games but I guess Collberg, Vikstrand, or lundstrom but I'd hardly say any of them were the tourneys best.
I really believe Ryan Murphy deserves the MVP after such spectacular play.
If he continues his solid play and Canada wins the bronze medal he should get it for sure. Spott has to be pleased with his play and he will no doubt get lots of ice time in that game. He's really carried and moved the puck well and been a beast defensively