I fail to see the big deal here... the Russian Selects have scored, what, 1 goal that wasn't a fluke in 3 games? Nice win for them tonight thanks to some amazing goaltending. I don't think there's anything to be worried about though from a Canadian perspective. Both countries' WJC rosters will look almost completely different, and (hopefully) coach will use his players in the right roles when the games really matter.
You should have seen video's of him in Midget, it looked like Lindros in the CHL, he was throwing everyone to the ice and would skate circles around one player with a guy basicly on his back. His leg strength is going to be the key for him in the future along with his brains.
he still did skate circles around everyone
he has a weird stride
it is really short and compact but it is suprisingly smooth and he moves like lightning
crosby didnt get very much ice the first 2 1/2 periods suprisingly and saw mabye 20 seconds of pp time as well
i was really disapointed with the coaching since most people paid to see crosby, they saw alot more of the other n.s. natives, urquhart and dixon
we sverly outplaid the russians, but unfortunately we had 2 tommy salos in net in the 1st and 3rd
Barulin is the man!! Imagine when he'll have the 20 missing players in front of him...and lets not forget Ovechkin and Malkin are going 1st and 2nd so far acording to the scouting services... And Zherdev...
Russia will be pretty strong at the U20...
Yea. Russia have a thousand players back in Russia who are better, but because of their non-elitist system, they wanted to give all their players a chance to play in Canada, so they sent house league players who were told to shoot their wrong way.
It's going to be an excellent tournament and Canada and Russia will both ice fabulous hockey teams.
Let's not forget Barulin was absolutely LIT UP during the first game.... He had an anomaly tonight, it hasn't really been the norm for him to perform like that. However, he will be very difficult to beat should he be on fire again at the tournament.
It'll be great hockey.
Most guys would get lit up in that barrage.
He's a very solid goalie - he should do well with a solid team in front of him. I like him more than Medvedev.
Keep changing your frustraion into racism (double racism; vs russians and vs quebecrs)... Did I ever mentionned the LHJMQ played bad, no... I just said the Russian team will be very strong at the next U20.
It's pretty raw to ask somebody to ga back in his countrey... Tho it dosen't affect me since my mother is french Canadian... And that my country is QUÉBEC...
Go back to USA jr, oops ur already there...
First go learn what racism is and then learn a bit about the person before you charge them with it. My GF is from Quebec (which by the way is a province not a Country) and I travel there a lot. Asking if putting a man in front of the net is allowed doesn't exactly qualify as racism but rather was ment to point out a major weakness in the team. Grow up slick