Welcome to the post-game live chat with Senior Hockey writer Mike Brophy! Team Canada beat Norway 3-1. What did everyone think?
Yes indeed Canada will have to play better. A win is a win, but Canada did not dominate Norway the way many thought it would. The idea is to get better with each game.
Austria will probably be a better team than Norway, but Canada should play better than it did in Game 1
I like the way Drew Doughty played at both ends of the ice. Price: B+
Yes I do. Loved the way Ole-Kristian Tollefsen played. Big hitter!
A lot of hate out there for Carter. Frankly I liked the Crosby line better when Martin St. Louis skated on the wing
My feeling is if coaching staff wants Luongo to be No. 1, it was smart to start him in Game 2 so that if he plays well, he can continue playing in Game 3
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I agree on Toews line. Jonathan had a very strong game. As for Price, I thought he was a little shaky, but that might be because he faced so few shots.
Thought Canada was somewhat flat, probably trying to get to know one another. I thought Norway played well. Probably didn't pull goalie in case goal-differential comes into play.
Funny you should mention that. A former NHLer texted me after first period and said: Too much looking; not enough doing.
I don't think you can really take much from Price's performance against Norway. Probably we'll say the same thing about Luongo after Austria game Friday
Purely guessing: Hamhuis, Benn based only on ice time in Game 1
He led Team Canada in shots on goal with 5
Some people on Twitter are commenting on a questionable hit by Kunitz, do you believe that penalty should have been slashing?
He was lucky it was called slashing. It was very close to being hitting from behind.
I have no problem with Kunitz on the left side, but would love to see Martin St. Louis on the right side. St. Louis has a great one-timer from that side and is excellent digging pucks out of the corner.
Players adapt to new roles at the Olympics. I am certain a few guys wish they got more playing time, but that is life when putting new team together.
The reason a lot of games are boring at Olympics has to do with large ice and the fact weak teams concentrate so heavily on playing defence. People who think the games will be more exciting on larger ice are wrong.
Canada probably will play a tougher game against opponents that can score goals. There was no need to take the body too much in Game 1 and risk taking penalties against a team with so little offence.