Masalskis is better then Gerber right now. It's the first reason i see Latvia with a win tonight. The second is this swiss team is not far to be Switzerland B. Only one defenseman of the 8 swiss defensemen in Vancouver is in Germany for example.
Still a long time to go. The Monnet/Ambühl line is pretty much the only offensive line that we have in this game, the others have to step it up. Especially Lemm has to improve a lot and is not having a good game so far (no lack of effort though).
Defense looks good, but like I said in the other thread, I would prefer Geering instead of Helbling. Helbling isn't playing well enough in this game neither IMO.
But anyway, I don't want to sound too negative, it's a good game and I'm enjoying our plays.
Except for the score (which of course is what counts, I know), Latvia is actually having a much better game than last year. This time we are just actually scoring once in a while... ;-)
This game sucks in general. Both goals were ridiculous for a game of this importance..
Do you really consider the Swiss team performance great today? Defence should be much better, and on the offensive side I see nothing much beyond the Ambuhl line. No chance with Canada (not talking about Latvia khe khem..)