Should definitely be interesting from an Oilers fan perspective. We've got two 1st overall team captains to watch, that doesn't happen too often.
I thought Subban was a horrible choice and predicted that he would lose the game for us against the USA. Then he plays like a champ and proves me dead wrong. Hopefully Murphy will also prove me dead wrong and come up big for this game, because I'm not impressed at all so far and I know he's better than this.
Unfortunately I'm not sure how I'll watch this game since I'm working a night shift tonight I can either wake up with 3-4 hours of sleep or stay up and get maybe 4-5 hours after the game. WJHC are but once a year so I'll have to sacrifice some sleep because I don't want to miss this game. Hopefully there's lots of goals and points between Yakupov and RNH with Canada coming out on top.
Canada lines shuffled v Russia:
Interesting. I agree with Drouin on the top line, Huberdeau hasn't done much since the Germany game. He's trying to be too cute with the puck. I'd rather see MacKinnon with Jenner and Danault but Ritchie's coming off a strong game so oh well. Only way I'm pissed is if Lipon gets more ice time than Mac, because IMO he's clearly the 13th forward. Rattie has the potential to be lethal on the 2nd line, he's played well.
You win some you lose some... They finally shuffle the top 3 around which gives me some hope that Hube - Nate - Jo will be re-united, but for naught....but Drouin on the first line is a good bonus too lol...