About This Morning: The Drew Doughty Show

Victoria Pattison Denault

Victoria was born in Habs country, moved to Leafs territory for college & Canucks town for work before immigrating to the land of sunshine, movie stars & KINGS. When not watching hockey Victoria writes novels.

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3 Responses

  1. Habs76 says:

    Doughty’s goals have been important, but Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo has been the best overall pairing for Canada. They’re the anchor PK pairing; they cover for each other and play d-to-d better than the other pairs; and they control and move the puck with the most purpose of the pairings. They keep things simple, which is something that most of the rest of Team Canada has a problem with. When so many other players are forcing plays that aren’t there, you don’t touch your pair that best avoids those pitfalls.

    Bouwmeester was paired with Subban for most of PK’s shifts and Bouwmeester looked better every single shift.

    I’d be happy with sitting Hamhuis or Vlasic for Subban, but it would be a mistake to sit Bouwmeester, who has looked very good in every game. I’m not convinced Subban will change anything. They don’t need more razzle-dazzle or individual play, they need to play more like a team and do simple, unremarkable plays when the homerun isn’t there. Subban is a great player, but just rotating him in will absolutely not flip that switch for Canada.

  2. Victoria says:

    Thanks for the comment! I notice Keith a lot more than Bouwmeester, personally. But in the Latvia game I think all the D that played did well. For me it became clear that what we really need is goals more than anything and we couldn’t get them against Latvia. That can’t happen against the US.

  3. CANE_MANny says:

    Dude, seriously are you twelve years old or something???? No undefeated team has ever won gold??? Tell me you are joking… Ever hear of the big bad Soviet Union in their imposing red uniforms with CCCP and a roster full of seasoned veterans who kicked NHL asses quite a few times over the years. They did it quite a few times. Also, how about Miracle on Ice in 1980? USA tied Sweden in 1st game but did not lose the rest of the way. If you write a blog about something at least have SOME basic knowledge on subject matter….

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