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01-03-2011, 09:10 PM
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Visentin with a 40 save performance in a 3-1 Canada win (Brown with the only goal for the US obviously).

Visinten didn't look very good at all last game, I hope he doesn't handle to puck like it's a live fish this time.
Close, very close.

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01-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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Our sluggish defense could move a puck moving goalie. Bring him up!

His quotes scream of a guy who's mature beyond his years. His performance last night and his numbers in the OHL thus far make that pick last spring look better by the minute--hardly the off-the-board reach some thought it was at the time.


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I've already eaten crow on Visentin but I want to make a comment about our scouting staff. At the draft this year it was reported (on air) that the Coyotes had a deal in place with Carolina if Johansson was still on the table at their selection (he wasn't as he went 4th overall ahead of everyone's expectations). Johansson has been a revelation at the WJC. IMO he's been the best player on Team Canada (I rank him ahead of Schenn). We can cry about what might have been but our scouts were right.

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01-04-2011, 08:54 PM
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Johansson looks like the real deal. I agree he has been Canada's best player. I thought he was a reach at 4th overall but maybe not.

As for Schenn I am not sold his skills will translate to the NHL. A lot of the moves that he has been using at the WJC will not work in the NHL. Of course, he is still a a real good prospect.

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Johansen has sure developed - he was drafted 150th in the bantam draft.

That's a wee bit of a jump to #4 in the NHL.

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01-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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Lindberg was great in the bronze game. The consensus in swedish media is that he was best swede on the ice. Driving to the net all the time, delivering many hits and scored a nice goal.

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01-05-2011, 08:53 PM
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No storybook ending for Visentin and the boys.

The Russians were full marks for their play in the 3rd. They just took the game away form the Canadians.

It would appear the Canadians left it all in the US game.

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01-05-2011, 08:54 PM
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Our Goalie prospect gave up 5 gpals in the 3rd and blow a 3-0 lead to Russia in the Gold Medal game.

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01-05-2011, 08:55 PM
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Well I can pretty much guarantee that the whole country will throw Visentin under the bus even though the defense gave him no chance in that 3rd period. Viz did what he could but there was no stopping that bleeding.

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01-05-2011, 08:56 PM
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Massive choke job by Visentin and the entire Canadian team. He made none of the saves he needed to in the 3rd.

He didn't get much help but he didn't help himself either.

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01-05-2011, 09:00 PM
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Gormley would have been the difference.

Probably a Visentin/Campbell re-match with Gormley playing a part next year.

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01-05-2011, 09:21 PM
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Visentin didn't have much hope in the third without his team playing on all cylinders,it wouldn't have mattered who was in goal. He played well when his team was playing well which is usually how things go when it comes to winning in these tournaments. Congrats to canada on winning the silver!!

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01-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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It'll be interesting if he can learn from this or whether it'll be a shot to his confidence that will be tough to recover from.

He went from being a lock as #1 for this tournament next year to having to prove himself all over again, all in less than a period.

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01-05-2011, 09:27 PM
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Massive choke job by Visentin and the entire Canadian team. He made none of the saves he needed to in the 3rd.

He didn't get much help but he didn't help himself either.
Nothing he could do about the 1st, 3rd, and 4th goals. Total failure by the defense.

2nd goal looked deflected.

5th goal Visentin looked like he guessed a bit.

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01-05-2011, 09:28 PM
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Nothing he could do about the 1st, 3rd, and 4th goals. Total failure by the defense.

2nd goal looked deflected.

5th goal Visentin looked like he guessed a bit.
That might be true but he needed to find a way to stop 2 or 3 of those. That's what big game goalies do.

It was a total team collapse but he was a big part of it.

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01-05-2011, 09:37 PM
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Still think Visentin will get WAY more of the blame than he deserves. The team played unbelievably bad in the third. Soft. Disorganized. Panicky.

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01-05-2011, 09:44 PM
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The Russians had room all over the ice in Canada's zone. And I lost count of how many clearing attempts ended up in a fanned or fumbled puck.

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3 of the goals were bang bang plays that no goalie would have stopped.
The one through his legs at the top of the crease happens all the time to ALL goalies.
The 5th goal was a good play by the Russian forward.
None were soft goals. Nevertheless, whenever you give up 5 goals in one period it is very humbling and easy to look negatively at.
The real question is whether Visentin is a good goalie now or as a possible prospect.
He is young and probably was intimidated playing on that big stage.
He has the skill set. Does he have the mental toughness?

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01-06-2011, 03:56 AM
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Wow I just saw what happened, that is one humongous choke job right there. Ouch! I didn't watch the game but I have to wonder if Canada got a little cocky and complacent in the 3rd. Whatever it was that has to sting for all Canadian fans. US and Canada so focused on each other and the gold that neither got it.

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01-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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I was watching from the 2nd period on. Russia really took it to Canada's defense on the 3rd, but Visentin has to stop some of those shots. He looked slow moving across the crease and closing the five-hole. He got lucky when he belly flopped on (Panarin's?) breakaway because he shot wide of the net.

But he is a kid, and like the rest of the Canadians, was probably stunned the way the Russians were flying there in the 3rd. He's got a lot of work to do, but plenty of time to get it done.

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Well I can pretty much guarantee that the whole country will throw Visentin under the bus even though the defense gave him no chance in that 3rd period. Viz did what he could but there was no stopping that bleeding.
Anybody who faults Vis only, obviously doesn't know hockey. All those goals were scored in prime scoring areas. iIt was a total team collapse. The Russians have always been elite goal scorers, and if you let them shoot form the slot that many times and let them get that many breakaways, bad things are going to happen. Obviously since Visentin is a Coyotes prospect you would like him to steal a few of those goals, but I don't look at him any differently as a project.

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01-06-2011, 06:58 PM
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Visentin is still a really good prospect. Like most have said, not many goalies would have been able to bail out Team Canada with the way they were playing.

I'm sure he will take some of the blame upon himself because that's what goalies do, but anyone that's played knows full well that the whole Team also failed to have his back by allowing Team Russia to do whatever they wanted to with the puck.

WHY THE TIMEOUT WAS NOT CALLED AFTER THAT 2nd GOAL IS THE BIGGEST QUESTION I HAVE. Call it while you still have the lead not once you've given up all the control and momentum of the game.

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01-08-2011, 03:52 AM
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Your other goalie prospect Mike Lee picked up his first shutout of the season

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Any idea when Lee might look at going pro?

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Gormley also returned to the lineup last night. No points but good to know he's back and healthy after an injury that could have been much worse.

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