Button on Provorov at WJs...
Off the bar...Ivan Provorov...I mean the guy is brilliant. He's unbelievable, just unbelievable how good this guy is. First of all, makes this perfect pass right up the ice to Kamanev, then he recognizes I can get right in to the attack....Right off the bar.
Ladies and gentleman, kids at home, Philadelphia Flyers fans, you are looking at a star. The game goes as fast as he wants it to go. His mind, he's just bril
I'm going to say that is one of the most undisciplined Team Canadas I've ever seen...from the long shifts to some of the dumbest penalties I've seen in an important game. Take a bow coach. Every time someone would do one of the above (Virtanen, Perlini, Marner, Strome) Lowry would reward them with more icetime.
I think the US takes this, but Sweden should give them a go.
I guess they weren't using their "elite" nets? Seems to me they do a lot of fishing in Finland don't they? Seriously, I don't know why they ever hold that tourney anyplace but Canada. The players far outnumbered the fans. They could have held that game in a quonset hut rink. You know, the ones where there isn't enough room in the rink area for the Zamboni. They did have a Zamboni, didn't they? The IIHF should be ashamed. Bush league. End rant....
I'm really annoyed with Team Canada. Most of their top forwards took 1:30 or longer shifts all game, even when the bench was shortened in the 3rd. Strome, Marner, Virtanen were the worst offenders. Konecny hardly played in the 3rd. Lousy coaching if you ask me rewarding guys who, while talented, played selfishly while guys like Konecny sit on the bench. It's really bad for team building and morale no matter what the outcome. Brutal.
This team's failure was 100% on Dave Lowry. No discipline, no accountability, the team was fractured by his favortism, the players who stayed on the ice way too long every shift were never corrected, bad penalties were never corrected until the final minute of the Finland game, good play was never rewarded, it just looked broken from the start. This tournament requires a mixture of talent, heart, size, team work, leadership and egos left in the parking lot. This team lacked in all these areas ex
Sure. And if only Virtanen didn't lose his mind when Canada was tied. If only Canada brought a real coach. If only Blackwood would have played like he was capable.
Trust me, I'd love a best of 7 format...there just isn't time for it. I just find this tournament so much fun to watch....it blows the NHL away until it's playoff time.