Some follow up thoughts from Sunday's game in no particular order.
1. We may not have Ryan or Adam for this weekend's games. There is a tournament in Germany for Olympic hopefuls and Tony Granato mentioned over the summer in a TV interview on NHL Network that he expects the leading candidates to make the squad to be present for this tournament. Jim Johansen of the US Olympic Selection Committee was present at Sunday's game. I doubt it was because he had nothing better to do with his Sunday evening.
2. What impressed me the most about Sunday's game was how effective the Crimson were in their breakouts and running their system. Granted, it was Dartmouth and they are picked to finish in the lower third of the conference but it was Harvard's first conference game and they looked in midseason form. They were strong on the puck and positionally never panicked or ran around. They kept the front of the net clean helping Madsen handle what Dartmouth threw at him.
3. Surprised that Colton Kerfoot and Vic Dumbrovsky were not in the lineup. Speaks to our depth which we will probably need in February if Ryan and Adam make the Olympic team. I'm not sure about our national ranking; seems high to me. I do expect us to finish in the top four of the ECAC - I'd be surprised if we didn't finish second or third.
4. Ty Pelton Byce was the left wing on Donato's line - he looks bulked up and more comfortable on the wing. Hope it translates into goals.