Aaronp18 wrote:But it's not about putting the most talented players out there and letting them try to win. It assembling the best TEAM. Canada has figured this out, I think the US tried to do this but failed miserably!
Subban was traded from Montreal for a reason. Probably the same reason he was left off the Canadian roster! He's a great talent but sometimes the attitude simply doesn't mesh. Maybe he'll figure it out after being moved and left off this team!
Regardless, Canada showed the Americans what a team is tonight and they didn't even play their best game.
Well he's a question for you, if it is about assembling best TEAM, and the USA team got shit kicked, how can one not question the omissions?
In my opinion, Kessel was left off, and should have been added. And, unfortunately, they USA didn't have access to Eichel, Matthews, Larkin, and Gaudreau. All of which would have sparked the US offense.
How much better would those five have looked than Abdelkader, Dubinsky, Steppan...etc.
As for PK? Do you guys work for the Canadiens? He's a better defenceman than Jake Muzzin or Jay Bouwmeester. Case closed. This tournament is WAY too short for his so called "attitude" to affect the team. Not to mention he'd have to answer to Toews, Crosby, Weber, Tavares...etc...etc...etc...if he started to fuck about. I suggest you watch some tape of this guy playing in the playoffs and reconsider your position.
But really, what's to debate? Canada is missing key pieces and still rolled the USA. The USA is missing maybe one or two guys they could have had on the team, and weren't anywhere close. Bottom line, Canada has better players.