This line up looks substantially tougher and more physical than anything the Russians have seen previous in this series.
Paid more attention to this tournament than I have in previous years...mainly due to the lockout I suppose, but didnt realize this was only for Canadian players in the junior leagues.
Stoked to see Leivo play again. I really liked what I saw from him last game; I'd like to see him carry the puck a bit more and show a bit more intensity. His board work was really solid though. Good two-way player.
using his big frame to create space and his skating ability to find open lanes to drive the net. He stands 6-3 and is a natural goal scorer with plenty of confidence.
He's a scout's dream in the way he prepares himself and plays an unselfish game, making smart decisions with the puck. With his bloodlines, he certainly understands what it will take to make it at the next level.