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- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 07:37:02)
Character building win there, anyone else notice how much they were targeting Schefile's knees out there and basically got away with it, while we were getting thrown out left and right for clean hits? Well Subban is consistent at least. Both games 3 goals on 28 shots. He's shut the door in the third periods both times, but had really slow starts in both games as well. 3.00 GAA, .893 Save Percentage vs Germany and Slovakia. If Spott sticks with him vs the US and Russia, he'll have to come out and start the way he's been finishing the games. Bright side, we've found our scoring touch and our D has been pitching in with loads of offensive help to support our missing forwards while Spott awaits the day he finally gets a full roster of forwards to work with, as opposed to being ejected and suspended for clean hits.
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 07:14:26)
Tough to get much of an assessment vs Germany, now we'll (hopefully) get a good look at Gally vs some top notch talent when he faces his old teammate from Sarnia. I'd put the two of them out there against one another and let them see who's best.
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 07:11:28)
I'm not sure this Bettman fiasco will be over by next year yet. He's out to break the union and he's finally got someone on the other side that he can't push around and the players (Hamrlik not included) seem to be fed up with his crud this time around and look as though they're ready to call him on his crap rather than rolling over for him again this time around. Fool us once, fool us twice, the third time isn't going to be so easy though.
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 06:57:36)
Great recovery in the second half of the game after the gongshow that was the first half of this one. Now to watch the Yanks and Russians go at it in a few hrs and see who we still have with the team for the game vs the US in a couple of days after the kangaroo court is done with us.
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 06:33:03)
Russians were fortunate that first goal had a rather obvious offside missed at that. (Canada also had one such miss vs Germany as well, but it was far less of an impact on that game)
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 06:28:17)
Strome! Keep that pedal down and send the message home boys! 6-3 after trailing 3-1 halfway through the second now.
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 06:23:59)
And the Nug makes it 5-3. Great rally boys, keep the pedal down and stick it to them!
- Comment on St. Louis nets OT winner against fantasy Habs (2012-12-28 06:20:49)
New day, same old crap. Two more clean hits, two more ridiculous game misconducts for being stronger than the other guy, two more sure-fire anti-Canadian Euro bias suspensions to handcuff us against the US and Russia with Jenner already out and Canada's still clinging to their second best goalie making it an even bigger uphill climb for them. They're not going to get by the next two teams playing uphill with the anti-Canada "officiating" unless they either smarten up and put Binnington in, or Subban sees his proctologist, gets his head removed and starts playing like himself again. Good to see the rest of the boys stepping it up when put behind the 8 ball to rally for the lead in the last half of the second, now gel together and make a run in the third guys. Sometimes us against the world is a good team builder. Edit; Even one of the on-ice officials told Camara that his hit was clean... guess he was out voted by the crooked ones?
- Comment on Gorges organizes outdoor pickup game with fans (2012-12-27 13:41:26)
Hope Subban finds his game if Spott opts to completely ignore all of the camps, and exhibition games and go with the weaker of his two goalies as his starter. Canada won't get away with the goaltending he's been giving them over the past month or so if they want to beat some of the teams that are better than Germany. Spott has a rep for not being able to figure out which of his goalies to use in the OHL and in a short tourney like this, to opt not to go with the hot hand is a pretty big risk, hopefully either Subban finds his game again or Spott comes to his senses and gives the hot hand the nod. Otherwise it'll be a short tourney for Canada, no matter how the rest of the team plays.
- Comment on Gorges organizes outdoor pickup game with fans (2012-12-27 13:37:50)
I wouldn't say Stamkos was rushed really. There was a lot of controversey about Tocchet's usage (or lack thereof) of him when he would sit him in the press box for at least every other game and some felt he should be playing more instead of being protected that way.