I gotta disagree with those saying Schiefele is along for the ride with Huberdeau and RNH. He's not as skilled as both of them, obviously, but he's a puck hound. He's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Future captain material in the NHL, IMO.
Scheifele is what we could call in european football: a pure POACHER!
I'm still nervous about subban. He still seems shaky. I really hope he gets more comfortable in net after this game and the slovakia game because usa and russia are going to be a nightmare if he continues like this. He's made some good saves, but still seems uncomfortable with the puck. Plus he's let in 3 goals in the first 2 periods, allbeit they weren't all his fault.
I know that Canada's defense isn't very good and sloppy play will happen, but I have zero confidence in Subban. When your team in front of you falters, that's where you're supposed to step up. The solid chances Germany has had, they've scored. Yes, they've been great shots, but it doesn't matter. Subban needs to make some saves and bail his team out. If he continues to let goals in when his team makes a mistake, his teammates will be squeezing their sticks whenever they make a bad play. Subban needs to show his team that he's there for them. Hopefully you guys get what I mean.I still defend that Binnington is much better, calm and collected in net. That's what they need right now.
Wow that Nugent-Hopkins... Pumped for Scheifele, maybe he can get a hatty tonight
Good job to the Germans on capitalizing on the PP and the turnover. That turnover was brutal, hopefully the D can get more in sync for the next game, and I was noticing the lack of Rielly and the over-use of Murphy. I hope that's just an early game experiment and not something we see the whole tourney...
Is the reason Spott's getting attacked because he's not playing Rielly (It's not like we're losing because of this) and MacKinnon enough? If we win every game, will people still attack Spott if these guys don't get the ice time people want them too?