@hf101 I must say, I've never even heard of this Helyebucyk prospect....but hey, he's a young guy that got the bronze....which is pretty awesome!
I found this video of him, he's just talking bout the tourny in general....but certainly seems like a nice young man, and well grounded.
I have to agree on Crosby, however he has played in the international events. It was only this year that he didn't play in the All Star Game.
Jagr came out of international retirement also to represent the Czechs.
And Eichel will also be playing for team USA.
Congrats to team USA with the Bronze medal - not too bad for a bunch of NCAA players A great job also by coach Todd Richards with this youthful team.
USA Lines for the tournament consisted of:
Moses - Larkin - Hendricks
Smith - Acrobello - Sexton
Eichel - Lewis - Nelson
Morin - Coyle - Lee
Faulk - Krug
Jones - Reilly
Murphy - Gardiner
Well that was total annihilation. Shots were 37-12 and it wasn't that close. 7 of top 11 scorers overall were on Team Canada... 16 Canadians finished the tournament in the top 20 +/- (how did crosby only manage a +1?) Barrie native Brent Burns finished 2nd in scoring by defence, 19 year old Barrie Colt alumni Aaron Ekblad finshed 4th and Tyson Barrie finished 9th. (beat that jammer )
Couturier proved he can play both sides of the puck when given NHL calibre linemates (take note new coach).