He would have been, but this team was really a mess. I'm not sure he alone would have turned all those defensive partnerships into cohesive competent units. This team has high level talent. They played well below their collective talent.
Tough to complain about Murray when Sweden is actually playing without what...3 or 4 key d-men? But either we weren,t as deep as we thought we were....or we made a mistake by not inviting guys like Corrado or Sproul or Pelech.
Why doesn't Hockey Canada hire a full-time National Junior coach, like a Pat Quinn or a Craig Mactavish, pay them well, and have them travel to all Junior leagues as well as the NCAA, scouting year round and holding regional selection camps intermittently.
That way you don't have to poach a coach from his long bus rides to rural cities in Canada to suddenly coach a bunch of kids he hardly sees play, and favors kids from his home teams/leagues.