Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Canada and the Tylers win gold

Winter Classic
Team Canada won it's fifth straight world juniors with a lopsided 5-1 victory over Sweden. Canada's final two goals were both empty netters, but this game really was not close at any point. Joining Team Canada in the victory were Buffalo Sabres prospects Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis.

Myers played very solidly on defense for Canada. He used his size to his advantage and played well on the top penalty kill unit. It really will not be long until he will be in the NHL with Buffalo, or at least with their AHL affiliate.

Expected number one draft pick John Tavares lead the tournament in goals, and looked impressive on the ice. However in his post game interview he sounded like an idiot, and I'm not convinced that I would want him on my team. Canadian teammate P.K. Subban seemed to be a much more likable player, but is already been drafted by a northeast rival, so that may not work out as well.

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