Bob McKenzie said Burns scored 3 times and Perry and Getzlaf really stood out. Crosby didnt get any points but he said he didnt look out of place. Fleury didnt play. He also said that the backup spot will probably be between Harding and Deslauriers.
Bob McKenzie said Getzlaf and Perry stood out. That's good.
And out of the back-ups, I'm standing by Harding. Fleury or no Fleury, I think Harding could've been amazing in net for Canada. JDD will give him competition, but I think his view is that it's between him and Ward, being from the Dub and all.
Was it just individual hard work/talent form these two or was it chemistry? If it was chemistry, did Fehr fit in well?
That line played very well together -- all three individually played well, and they fit together very nicely. By their 3rd shift, they were a good unit. Crosby was ahead of the play and waiting for a pass early in the game. Tambellini was all over the ice - I had never seen him play, but his speed is outstanding.
To be honest with you Crosby didn't impress me that much...I guess my expectations were extremely high. He did take the body, and considering he is 16, didnt look out of place. But I didnt see that offensive flair that I was anticipating (however I did only stay through the first two periods as well). Did Talbot or Dixon do anything exciting in the third?
What is Dan Paille looking like? As one of the few returning players, what is expected of him this year, will he be charged with stopping the oppositions top line similar to Derek Roy last year, or will he be cast in a scorer's role?
gee- do you think maybe a few came to see someone other than Crosby - like maybe Fleury who is actually getting more press this time round?
Yes 8 came to watch Fleury (even though he didn't play) and another 48 came to watch some others. So less tan 700 came to watch Sid and 17 of them said they still would have come to watch anyway just for fun!