Monday, October 03, 2016

Matthews and Nylander debut together on 3rd line

The Leafs future looked impressive last night as we got to see some future and immediate young talent on display.

and Zaitsev on D.

And Morgan Rielly continues to impress.  His confidence with the puck has gone to a new level since his time in the World Cup.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Russia fights to stay alive, while USA show that theybhave work to do

Great article here by ESPN writer Scott Burnside.

I has a great time this past Thursday as I was there for both games. Watching Russia vs Finland was a treat to watch as I was 5 rows above the Finnish goal to watch Ovie setup for one timers!

That was a great game to watch as Russia showed great effort to not become irrelevant like Team USA in this tournament and on the world stage. In fact, if Russia did lose, it would have been another wasted effort with the talent they have.

And then there was the second game. USA vs Czech Republic. All I can say is with a late power play opportunity, down by one in the third period - Big Buff was on the bench!?

Such a shame since he was the best player for them and showed all night what Torteralla and the management team wanted (or thought they had) from the team. However you had Niskanen, and Jack Johnson at the point. At least put the Big Buff in front of the net.

But the game ended and frustrations came out in an end of game skirmish.