Jonathan Quick must have felt right at home. In fact, I wonder how many times he checked around to make sure he wasn’t back at Staples Center.
A talented group of forwards that couldn’t finish.
Stupid and untimely penalties by smart players.
From Quick per this dude:
“It shouldn’t be too hard. We’re professionals. We play back-to-backs all year long. There’s no reason we show up and not piss a drop.”
In fact, if the L.A. King defense stood in place of those cats on the U.S. team, at least the score would have been more respectable.
“I should have been in there,” Jake Muzzin may think. Is he really that far off? I would have rather had Willie Mitchell down low and Drew Doughty…now that I think about it, Willie and Drew are Canadian. So is Muzzin. Well, there you have it. The American team needed more Canadians. There is your answer and I am not even paid to do this.
There will be those that put this game on Quick. That would be pretty dumb. Those were some of the highest percentage shots you can have in hockey outside of staring at an empty net from 5 feet out.
Some will put this on Dan Bylsma. I am in that camp, sort of. Did the D have the green light? Because it sure didn’t seem like it. The Americans played a very conservative game and were relying on shots from the point…it was eerie how much it looked like the L.A. Kings offense pre-Sutter, post-Cup.
Dustin Brown should be embarrassed by his performance. That is not hyperbole.
Dustin Brown: 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts, 0 SOG, -2 rating, 4:48 TOI
He sucked in the game against Canada and this one too.
Oh and Teemu Selanne getting the bronze…fuck Teemu Selanne.
Now, it’s all about our boys Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter. That is my focus. That is where all my love is directed. I want to see them wear the Gold again and those banana colored fucks to leave Sochi without a sliver of the big prize.
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