That's what all you guys said last time too, right before we beat you once and took you to overtime the second time around. Laugh all you want, but you guys won on North American ice in 2010. On international ice you're screwed because everybody in Canada still believes that bigger is better.
Pretty sure Ryan Miller had a lot more to do with that than anything. Brodeur was awful in the first game vs the US. You better hope Miller can repeat that performance because that's the only shot Team USA has.
Edit: At medaling in general, not particularly against Canada
Haha, Canada's roster decisions are always a three ringed circus. They have to create a roster that satisfied public opinion. Imagine if the Canadians left off their best scorer and offensive d-man in the name of roster cohesion? The masses would festoon the Houses of Parliament with Stevie Y's entrails. They're going to put together an all-star team just so everybody can drool over how nice their roster looks, and then the Americans are going to skate them into the ground.
Edit: I was typing this before the roster was released. Haha, I love it. We're going to murder this team. They're big, but they won't skate for s***. And, as expected the roster is full of superstars who are popular with the fans but not having particularly great years.
I cannot wait for a Canada vs USA showdown lol. It is always a lot of fun!
Even though Cleary gets a lot of hate around here, we're gonna need him playing at his best come April. Players like him are difference makers (in a bottom 6 role, of course). A lot of good signs all around these past couple games. But I was thinking about it, and even 5 years ago when everyone loved him, he was still kind of a slow starter. Nothing like this season of course. But it always seemed to be the second half of the season when he would begin to really heat up and consistently put up points.
Edit: Forgot to mention Quincey here as well. He and Smith have been playing very solid when not paired together.
The Dallas announcer giving Jimmy props. Anyone else think the Olympic selection was affecting him beforehand?
I 100% think that was his issue. Putting too much pressure on himself to make that team. Ever since new years day he has been playing fantastic, like the weight is finally off of his shoulders. Also no longer having HBO around probably helps a lot as well
If you're on Gamecenter switch the feed. If not, laugh at how dumb they are like when you watch games on CBC with Glen Healy.
Im on Center Ice sadly, but I already turned it into a drinking game which is sad as I am watching the game alone due to crazy blizzard times knocking out the power in most of the city ever since 9am this morning which i figured I'd mention in this unnecessary run on sentence.
great spectacle for the game, but the bottom line is we dropped below the leafs in the standings and missing the playoffs is starting to look a reality more so now. i just hope we can get a settled consistant side for the final 20 games.
Please... We'll be 2nd or 3rd in the division by season's end.