The first game was a 2-1 goalie duel that very easily could've ended up as a win for either squad if Subban or Gibson made an extra mistake, now the U.S. won 5-1. That's 6-3 on aggregate, hard to argue Canada is the better team when their win was unconvincing and then get blown out
Absolutely, USA played just as good as us in the last game, and in this game they dominated us.
USA >Canada (In this Tourney)
Just gotta admit it they are the better team this year.
Yet y'all keep bringing back Schroeder's "record"....
Get this through your head: Gaudreau's been dominating every league he's been in.
But, it's pointless to argue this right now until he turns pro since he can't convince you with his NCAA stuff. Agree to disagree I guess
Yeah it is kinda tough to prove, cause in NCAA size doesn't really play much of a factor in success. Both have had successful junior/NCAA career's but it doesn't really mean much when you try to project their success in the pro game.
Schroeder has already made the transition and proven he can play and succeed in the pro game, just gotta wait and see if Gaudreau can do the same, unless you wanna pick apart each players games and compare them, there's not really much more you can argue from either side.
gonna use that whenever someone brings up stupid Americans now.
The Steve Damiano tweet was over the line
Don Cherry(and many others) proving how ignorant they were regarding the CHL and U.S. involvement, some players came from there, but the vast majority came from NCAA/USHL programs
Atleast Cherry admitted we lost fair and square, unlike alot of the other's who just raged about loss.
I can see the argument that we develop them and stuff cause we do develop alot of good players for the US, but the US collage/University system also develops alot of good players for us (Bieksa, Toews, Schwartz come to mind)
So I don't think we should complain about it, they do the same for us so it is an even playing field IMO, they won fair and square and that should be the end of it.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 03 January 2013 - 09:08 PM.