Take Town: The holiday breakdown
The most important thing to talk about in hockey this week, for me, is the fact that Canada lost to Czechia at home in the host's World Junior opener. Mostly because of the discourse around the way Canada lost.
The two players who seem most likely to go Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft both tried to score Michigan goals, using their dazzling skill to pressure the Czechs, but ultimately coming short. Now, the way the game was talked about in the aftermath, you would have thought they lost 2-1 while getting outshot by a wide margin, but in reality, Canada's starting goalie gave up five goals on the 17 shots he faced, and that's why they lost. But when even the guys in the Canada dressing room are talking about trying to be too fancy, it's distracting from the fact that for the 70th (appx.) year in a
FREE account required to access
Register as a free user at eliteprospects.com to get access to this article and more quality, in-depth coverage at EP Rinkside.
(only name and email address are required)