February 13: Show In Review
Bob and Matt recap Russia’s opening game win over Slovenia and discuss why John Tavares and Drew Doughty could be a couple of key players for Team Canada as the tournament progresses with James Mirtle, Craig Button and Andy Moog.
James Mirtle, Globe and Mail:
Kulemin is one of the most underrated Leafs and he has been for years, and he’ll perform well for Russia. Was surprised to see Doughty on the 3rd pairing, he should move up.
Craig Button, NHL on TSN Analyst:
Tavares is a big-time competitor, and he could really thrive playing against the lower level opposition who he could match up with. We use the word trust with Subban, but he needs to earn the coaches trust, and he’ll have ample opportunity to do so.
Andy Moog, Longtime NHL Goaltender + 1988 Olympian
Reflected back on the 1988 Calgary Olympics, and the challenges of facing a Russian team that they really didn’t know all that well. There’s no greater show than having the NHL stars at the Olympics, and as difficult as it is for the NHL to execute it, it’s a tremendous event.
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