Originally posted by Jordache49:Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Originally posted by King49er:Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Originally posted by King49er:
Just wait 'till you face us! It will be World Juniors all over!
Oh, I'll be ready! With a six-pack of AMERICAN beer ready, lol.
I remember the 2002 USA-Canada game very well. It was a close game...until the 3rd.
I expect a similar game. US coming out with a high intensity physical play. But Canadians will pull away as it goes on (unless Miller has the game of his life).
I'm so pumped for the game! I love Olympic hockey, the players bring so much passion in the games. Totally different feel then playoffs too, because its 1 game sudden death in the medal rounds.
I see they put replaced Bergeron with Iginla on Crosby's line, makes a whole lot more sense. I was surprised Bergeron was even on the team, much less on first line. IMO Burrows should be there instead of Bergeron, Burrows/Morrow would make a nice energy combo.
Bergeron is a good 2 way player. He also played on Sid's line in the 2005 World JR's (that beat US on their own soil ). He's earning his roster spot on the PK. Burrows shouldnt be on the team. His chippy/annoying/cheap/whining/diving play isnt Olympic worthy. Much rather have Carter, St. Louis or Stamkos over him.. But I like the Bergeron pick. His game is waaay underated, especially since the concussion problems he's had. But you gotta put Iggy up on the 1st. Flames should take notice of what he can do with someone who can actually make some plays. Calgary has just wasted his talent
I could care less about style points. Burrows is an agitator, and agitators make good energy forwards. Stamkos and St. Louis aren't really options because they can't play the 4th line and still contribute in a meaningful way. They are scoring forwards woh need minutes to operate thier game.
And even Morrow I don't think really deserved a spot. He isn't 100% recovered from his knee and hasn't been playing very well lately. IMO James Neal is playing better then Morrow and deserved a spot more. Now if it was Morrow from 2 years ago, then hell yeah he deserves it. But he isn't in back to his game this year.