Hopefully for his sake he learns how to be a team player
This is the issue I found with Drouin last year as well. He played with Mantha but a lot of the times he skated around trying to do everything himself. Mantha finished the tournament with the highest scoring despite it, but it really screwed Canada later in the rounds especially Finland.
What's funny is people in Canada even agree that was a bad call. U.S didn't play there best besides Larkin of course. We will get you next game even though, hopefully there isn't gong show of calls everywhere.
I was at a bar and every Canadian said that goal wasn't a goal and shouldn't count, but it did. I highly doubt you will find another Canadian that disagrees with you. However saying US didn't play their best, well Canada didn't either then I guess?
Canada is up 3-1 late in regulation.
Larkin scores to bring his team within one.
Canada scores an empty net goal off a couple DeAngelo screw-ups. Dagger in the heart. Horrribly deflating. Game is over.
Larkin scores again to bring his team within one again.
Canada scores another empty net goal off another terrible turnover made by another US defenseman. Horribly deflating. Game is over.
Larkin, if I’m not mistaken, didn’t see the ice after his second goal. Granted, there were only 45 seconds left, but, I mean, c’mon. He’s singlehandedly given your team a fighting chance, twice, in the span of a few minutes. He was pumped as hell. Give him the chance to net a legendary hat trick.
Am I alone in feeling this way?
No you are not alone. I was wondering the same thing and most Canadians were happy that he wasn't on the ice. Eichel looked to be extremely selfish out there and seemed like he was just trying to be a hero instead of worrying about tying the game.
What I mean, is you no longer have the "goal that shouldn't have counted" being the game winner as an excuse.
Game 2-2, that BS goal for Canada makes it 3-2. If that goal never counted. U.S would be up 3-2 and your 2 empty net goals never happen either because we wouldn't of pulled our goalie.
But good try buddy, you won because the game is in Canada LOL
I can't believe this, Babcock needs to wake the f*** up.
Helm should not be in the top 9 over Weiss, I'm sorry. Helm turns the puck over a lot trying to do too many things sometimes, he needs to simplify his game in order to play top 9 and not try to do everything 100mph.
He played in 2 regular season and 10 playoff games last year. That's not nearly enough to establish anything. Tatar scored 39 points in 73 games last year and showed he was an NHL player. Those are two entirely different situations.
So that takes away that he was our best dman last year in the playoffs? Go read what Babcock and Blash had to say about him. He is better then Evans and should have been playing over him. Plain and simple.