Harrington was so good. Only solid D-man on Canada squad. He was +5, other D-men were like +1, 0 or so. He also made a great offensive play on a 5-5 goal vs Russia.
Also, TOP 3 for Canada announced: Harrington, RNH, Scheifele
Let´s talk about Simon "healthy scratch" Despres being our best D-prospect and Harrington being 6th...
I see Bennett and Harrington as our best prospects right now. Harrington´s value also had to go significantly higher after this. Hamilton, Rielly, Murphy, Reinhart etc. were clearly worse than him.
That Canadian defense is what lost them games. Good players don't always make the best group when put together. I blame hockey Canada for their losses more than anyone. They put a bunch of softies on D together. The US hemmed them in their own zone for most of their game and the Russians drove to the net all game today. Any pairing without Harrington in it looked bad.