Never viewed this as a great US team. Oliver Wahlstrom continues to underwhelm. Not enough juice upfront.
Wahlstrom is an up and down wing man, good shot but not very creative and low motor. He needs a very creative center to make time and space for him. I don't see him having much of a pro career.
Sandy is Garbage. Former Suzie let's the USA down, I am shocked.
No puck luck and just not enough US firepower up front to overcome the Finns clogging the middle and blocking the shooting lanes. Also a bad quarterfinal draw. USA would have been playing the Swiss had said Swiss not improbably upset the aforementioned Finns in the last prelim game.
The sun will still come up tomorrow.
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"Through the years, we ever will acclaim........"
The Barry Trotz quote when he was sent down to Bridgeport was very telling. I think he was just so talented at his age level for such a long period of time, he just got by on talent and wasn't absorbing the coaching and learning how to play the game. I'm still not sure how coachable he is at this point. Another one that probably should have stayed in school.
Bah, Cz and Sk both dead.
A wasted year, going 2-8 between them.
Here's to the Finns. Just win the whole thing.
NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019
Putting 4 Granato players on the team in key roles.....mistake.
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