Too close for comfort

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  • Justin

    A lot of shitty passes and a lot of opportunities to shoot turned into questionable passes. They need to quit being so fancy and just shoot the puck and go to the net.

  • Justin

    A lot of shitty passes and a lot of opportunities to shoot turned into questionable passes. They need to quit being so fancy and just shoot the puck and go to the net.

  • blaine

    the pressure got to them – and that is unacceptable. You could literally see them freeze up in the second period; it was only in the third when they started to raise their game. You see, the reason why teams like the excited states and the czechs are so dangerous is because there is no pressure on them; they are not expected to win. Canada is expected to win, however, and that pressure can lead you to playing below your top level. In any case, babcock may have to go in there and alternately kick some ass and apply salve to some egos. I still feel this is an excellent canadian team and a very well-coached team (Babcock is a cosmic mile ahead of Quinn behind the bench) – but they have to get the pieces to fit together.

    And another thing…..

    Folks, lets be honest: this is not women’s hockey where half the teams can barely stand upright and only the excited states and canada actually care about the competition. The men’s game is much deeper, played at a MUCH higher level, and the hockey federations are very passionate about winning this tourney; it matters in a way the women’s event does not.

    So there you have the mine-field facing Canada.

  • blaine

    the pressure got to them – and that is unacceptable. You could literally see them freeze up in the second period; it was only in the third when they started to raise their game. You see, the reason why teams like the excited states and the czechs are so dangerous is because there is no pressure on them; they are not expected to win. Canada is expected to win, however, and that pressure can lead you to playing below your top level. In any case, babcock may have to go in there and alternately kick some ass and apply salve to some egos. I still feel this is an excellent canadian team and a very well-coached team (Babcock is a cosmic mile ahead of Quinn behind the bench) – but they have to get the pieces to fit together.

    And another thing…..

    Folks, lets be honest: this is not women’s hockey where half the teams can barely stand upright and only the excited states and canada actually care about the competition. The men’s game is much deeper, played at a MUCH higher level, and the hockey federations are very passionate about winning this tourney; it matters in a way the women’s event does not.

    So there you have the mine-field facing Canada.

  • http://dailysportscard.com/blog Rookie

    if they would have lost that game, (assuming a loss to the americans)would they have made it past the round?

  • http://dailysportscard.com/blog Rookie

    if they would have lost that game, (assuming a loss to the americans)would they have made it past the round?

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