Re: 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships
posted at 12/27/2012 9:59 AM EST
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
In response to BsLegion's comment:
In response to pauly1's comment:
Canada is the team to beat, any of u watch the super series this summer?
Wrong Pauly. I would say the Russians are the team to beat. Won the gold 2 years ago, silver last year after a long OT aginst Sweeden , very good goal tending, used to playing on the big ice surfance (not service LOL) AND they're at home.
BTW the super series they were in every game against Canada and won as much as the Canadians , only a shootout in the last game determined the winner in Canada. The Subways series also , while a little different , Canada's talent was spread out between the 3 leagues , the Russians did very well and again series was won on the last game by a shootout.
Canada must get accustomed very fast to playing the big ice surface, especially while on the PK where there's a whole lot of space to move the puck around when you're up a man . Although against the Swedes they did pretty well. So does the goalies (Subban) , shots come from different angles .
Binnington was very good and that spells decision time for coach , Subban ? I'm guessing they start with Binnington , then go to Subban but in the end coach will go with Subban just for his experience in International play. Good move ? maybe not but it's Canada's conservative way.
p.s. U.S.A made their cuts and another Bruin in the tourny. 5 total.
Watching USA vs. Germany now, Grzelcyk not dressed. They mentioned on the broadcast that USA has left an open roster spot that will be filled by either Grzelcyk or Patrick Sieloff as the 7th d-man.
From the web:
Roster update: Team USA submitted its roster to tournament officials, but left an open spot leaving the team flexibility to name another defenseman later in the tournament. Matt Grzelcyk and Patrick Sieloff are not on the roster sent to the IIHF, but are with the team.
Yes I heard this. who would have thunk it ! After a game they can and will send someone home. I don't like their system of elimination.