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McKenzie: Harrington shows offensive side vs. Denmark

Bob McKenzie
12/29/2011 11:27:06 PM
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We all know the story of Scott Harrington by now - the kid that no one was talking to, that no one interviewed during Team Canada's selection camp two weeks ago.

Well, it's time to talk about Harrington now after a four-point night in Canada's 10-2 win over Denmark on Thursday night.

It's sort of funny, only because Harrington is primarily a defensive defenceman. He and Ryan Murray are the team's shutdown pairing in the tournament. So on this night, we get to talk about him because of his offensive numbers.

In the first period, he found the seam for forward Quinton Howden with a terrific stretch pass to help give Canada a 1-0 lead. He then rounded things out with a goal and a couple of more helpers in the cause. Just as impressive is the fact that he and Murray were a combined plus-7 on the night.

The London Knights blueliner - a Kingston kid drafted by in the second round by the Pittsburgh Penguins in June - did some serious offseason work over the summer training with Taylor Hall. In fact, Hall's dad Steve is Harrington's personal trainer.

And this kid is getting better all the time. He almost made the Penguins lineup out of training camp this year - staying right to the very end. And as general manager Ray Shero said, it was all on merit as he is such a smart hockey player.

Now the bad news for Canada from Wednesday's game was all the penalties they took. But it's also good news for them.

In a game like this, head coach Don Hay wants a bit of leverage over his players as they get ready to take on the Americans on New Year's Eve. All those penalties are something he can work with on the off-day - something he can really drive home and hold over the heads of those kids.

Bob McKenzie

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