Maybe it's just that all these guys are the "go to" guys on their team, so they tend to be more selfish. I'm sure they'll get that knocked out of them in the NHL. Yakupov OTOH will be a puck magnet for whichever team he plays for.
Yakupov has so far been the passer on those great Russian plays. Great vision. This whole tank thing now seems interesting. JK..I think.
Canadian WJC hasn't had a bonafide goalie play for them since Carey Price? Who has played after him? I remember Tokarsi (thanks Pierre Mcguire)
Which goal can you blame on the goalie?
The 3 that went off Murray, the 2 on 0 brakaway where Oleksiak went to the bench with the play coming...or the one where 4 defenders ignore Kloklacheck(or wahtever his name is) and he scores on a tap in.
Wow...just wow...that HAD to be one of the worst reffing calls I have seen in a long time. Jenner almost gets his head taken off by a big time charge/interference/elbow and is bleeding, out of frustration he gives an opponent a gentle nudge, like the type of poke you would give to a friend and HE gets 5 minutes and the Russian guy gets 2...like wow...just wow.
Its World Junior officiating. Frustrating but expected.
Disappointed to see Beaulieu not used much, not sure it would have made a difference in this game. Bad mistakes, changes and penalties cost the Canadians in this game. Russian goalie made key saves. Kuznetsov will look good in Washington and Yakupov looks like the real deal.
I dont understand why Beaulieu is not playing more now that Canada is trailing. Of course I'm biased since he's a habs prospect but when TC was losing against Sweden, he was way more on the ice and he was by far Canada's best offensive D
Pretty sure we were expecting more than that. Just like we had to expect more from the NHL bound guys like Connolly and he started to deliver towards the end. Like I said as well, Scheifele is a huge dissapointment for me.
Because he is the worst of the bunch defensively.. The kid has huge flaws in his game, I saw him panicking way too much when the pressing is high paced..
High celling cause he has some really nice offensive skills, but still a WAY to go.. I say at least 2 years in the AHL..
At 4-1, who cares. Murray has been incredibly awful tonight. Dougie Hamilton has been really dissapointing. Gormley non-existant etc....At one point, you use what Beaulieu does best. Not on the PK. Not when you lead 2-1. But now was and still is the time. And he's not playing.