Foe those of you who didn’t see the World Juniors pre-tournament exhibition game between Canada and Sweden, it might be interesting to note that Montreal draft pick PK Subban had a good game and likes to throw his body around. He plays with a bit of a recklessness, which would be a welcome site in Montreal, and he plays the way Ryan O’Byrne should play.
(At least he played the first two periods this way. I graciously gave the remote to my wife because sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do.)
It’s also entirely possible that Vancouver draft pick Cody Hodgson, along with John Tavares, is Canada’s best player.
If Vancouver starts to become a good team because of players like Mats Sundin and soon, Hodgson, do you realize how annoying it’s going to get for me to listen to Canucks fans going on and on about their team? I don’t know if I’d be able to stand it. Sometimes I really wish I lived in Habs country.
And a note to readers from other countries: You may or may not know this but hockey-loving Canadians absolutely love the World Junior Championship. It’s like a mid-season Stanley Cup for us. We pack the rinks, sit glued to our TV’s, get loud and silly around TV’s in sports bars, and in general, cheer like crazy.
We have no idea why you guys don’t embrace this classy deal like we do.