our d is amazing tho, a big big advantage, pronger on your side is a pleasure, doughty is unreal, scotty the captain is sturdy and reliable as always, weber is solid, but his number 6 keeps making me think its spacek lol
Yeah our defense is quite solid. I watched the USA game earlier today and their defense seemed quite weak. Felt like I was watching the Habs defense out there They gave the Swiss so many odd man rushes
Is it me or Brenden Morrow completely useless out there? He's slow and I don't see that much grit from him. If they wanted a 4th liner, I'd much rather have Alex Burrows there with his speed.
The biggest thing I worry about on Team Canada is that guys like Heatley, Thornton, Marleau will disappear when the game is on the line. I found Heatley unimpressive at the last world championships. Marty St.Louis definitely outplayed him and yet wasn't added to the roster. Totally bizarre. Heatley was also invisible in the Stanley Cup finals and I think he lacks character. I'd rather have Jeff Carter or St.Louis over him, even if they have to play out of position.
You just have to pray the other guys like Staal, Getzlaf, Toews, etc will step it up in the later stages of the game. I suspect they will as the latter 3 are known as clutch players.
The overall speed of Team Canada isn't great too...so they're going to have to use their size to their advantage by driving the net and screening the goalie for tips.