Canada Clips Yanks
December 30, 2012 in Alex Galchenyuk, Boston Bruins, Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, World Junior Championship Tags: 2013 World Junior Championships, Alex Galchenyuk, Brad Marchand, Evgeny Malkin, Guy Lafleur, Jerome Iginla, Quebec Remparts
Team Canada edged the U.S. 2-1 today and now hold a perfect 3 wins and no losses, while the Americans have put themselves in a bit of a pickle and must beat Slovakia tomorrow to stay alive. So at this moment, it’s good to be a Canadian.
Not so good for me personally though, was the lack of fire from Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk was mostly quiet throughout, although he did earn an assist on the lone American goal. But as a Habs fan, I want the young fellow to dominate this tournament the way Jerome Iginla did in 1996, or Evgeny Malkin in 2006, or Brad Marchand most recently with the U17 ladies squad.
Galchenyuk for the most part was just an ordinary player against the Canadians. Not what I’d expected or hoped for. This wasn’t Guy Lafleur with the Quebec Remparts. It was more like Boris Borzakovsky with the Minsk Marauders.
But Canada won, and this is great if you’re a Canadian like me. So on one hand I’m ecstatic. On the other, a little disappointed.
Next up for Canada – Monday against the Russians, while Galchenyuk and his U.S. gang take on Slovakia.
Keep it going, Canada. Smarten up, Galchenyuk.