That was exciting game. I have to say and I don't want to be picky, but no interest for Getzlaf here. I know this is real secont tier tournament, but seriously you can't play like that. Someone said in our broadcast that he was on the ice twice before the tournament and when the season ended. Huh. Too much too soon? USA plays great hockey, though it's little bit odd that most impressing players play in 4th line or come from europe. Ryan Lasch was real dynamite and Crabb-Thompson-Dwyer is great line. Usually Canada plays better when games matter, its too easy to float to the quarterfinals.
Saw Komarov interview today on our broadcast and his real humble guy(though I know it all ready). Interviewer asked him if there anything left for him, cos his won all ready WC and KHL championship. Said he want's to win more and would really like to lift Stanley Cup in the future. He was real solid for Finland in our first game, definitely NHL ready. Hopefully Leafs can sign him.
Brian Burke is also in Helsinki. Was real grumpy and drinking coffee during USA-Canada game.
The way I seen the game was Canada needs to get more disiplined, bad penalties, they were right there until the last penalty, tough to go into overtime short handed, and as I see it they have not adjusted to the bigger ice, the position of defence men in offensive sone was bad, forward feeding pucks back to the point and no one there, I thought over all when at full strength the Canadians cycled well and protected the puck really well, goal tending was good, the US team looked nicer with their tick tac toe passing, but as the tourny goes on the stronger teams will win, my 2 cents (eternal optimist)