Habs fans are being bad about Galchenyuk; I meant for that to be a separate statement. US posters in general are overreacting and simply misunderstanding some of the roles and talent levels of these players.
As an American poster, I never expected this US team to beat Canada. Before the lockout, I'd say it was pretty even and it could go either way, but now with RNH, Scheifele, Eberle, etc... I can't see it happening. Is it possible? Of course, but I'd say it's a 25% chance. I'm an American, but I don't have blinders.
Although given the fact that we kept it to 2-1 against both Russia and Canada, if we are able to pull out a win tomorrow and advance to the elimination rounds, I see no reason why this team can't squeak out a win against either team, although we'd probably be playing Finland or Sweden in the first round.
Really trying hard to not to head over to the WJC section.
The American posters over there are exhibiting some severe selective memory. Galchenyuk has been invisible.
Honestly, some of the most ridiculous overreacting I've ever seen. If you had told me pre-tourney the US would lose 2-1 to Russia and Canada I would definitely not have been happy but also would not be surprised at all.
"Here we can see the agression of american people. They love fighting and guns. when they wont win they try to kill us all." -HalfOfFame
I really like JT Miller even though USA struggled against Canada. He was smooth out there on the PP in the 2nd period imo. Just love how he is wiling to go to the dirty areas and stand in front of the net. He reminds me a lot of Dubinsky.
Despite aforementioned flaws, I can really see the real raw potential that Seth Jones has and has been raved about. He, still being only 17, certainly has a very long way to go, but has the goods that could really be something special in 5-10 years