I expect Canada to win but something like 4-1. I have not been impressed with them so far although there are reasons of travel fatigue, unfamiliarity with one another etc. that come into play. I hate the starting times--so spoiled from previous years.....
I don't think it will be a massive steamroll - Germany likes to trap things up.
Drouin could be out for this one. Really, it's a blessing in disguise that we start things off against 2 weaker teams. The team has an easier time to cope with missing players. We have 2 difficult games at the end of the group stages, which will help us going forward into the medal rounds.
6-1 for Canada. I'll bet, regardless of the final score, Binner will start against the Slovaks.
Maybe the start time will be a factor for the Canadians. 5-2 Canada. It will be close until the 3rd period then Canada will wake up and pull away a bit. I don't think they will have trouble with the start time after the first game though.