and wasn't mackinnon pretty bad on wing the first game of the subway series?
people are making to big a deal outta that considering it was his 3rd game in 3 nights and it was one game. Mackinnon has played mostly wing in these two exhibition games and has been the 2nd best forward behind RNH imo.
Pick any 6 of these forwards: RNH, Huberdeau, Scheifele, MacKinnon, Drouin, Strome, Rattie. It's not hard to see why Spott has a tough time fitting everyone in, especially when this team is shorthanded the entire game.
Well, the effort was there but any kind of organization still seems to be lacking. This Canadian team should not be anywhere near outchanced by that Swedish team. Anyway, I agree with the sentiment in this thread that MacKinnon is severely under utilized. He looked like one of the best players out there and seemed to care more than anyone else. I'm not worried about Hubereau at all, it's been a long time since he played anything resembling meaningful hockey. I liked Jenner's game a lot today, until the unfortunate late hit. The penalties need to be taken care of. The coaching staff needs to drill that into their heads.
The goaltending is still up for grabs more than most believe IMO. How many mentioned or even know now that the third goal on Subban was deflected? Apparently Tugnutt picked up on it right away. Binnington won this round but Subban was the guy coming in and he was the victim of two 5 on 3 snipes and a deflection that he still probably should have had. I agree with the idea they each get one of the first two and go from there.
What gave Subban the number one position coming into this tournament? Was it his play during the series with Russia in the summer? If things were based on the final camp and the first exhibition game you would think he is lucky to even have made the team. Shouldn't the top position go to the guy who is hot at tourney time?
when i look at the stats sheet, two things seem mind boggling
1. How come Hamilton take 11 shots on goal while taking 4 PIM as a defenseman
2. Drouin with 6 shots on goal, picks up a goal, +1 in 12 mins, whereas our superstars RNH, Scheifele and Huberdeau have 12 combined in about 66 mins combined ???
I wish we could slap the coaches in the face after this one.
I don't understand this attitude. The past two games don't count for anything. Do you think they're just sending them over the boards willy nilly.? There is a purpose to what they are doing. We may not understand it but we're not on the inside we don't know the plan.