Very disappointed in how the US played in OT. If you play it safe in 4 on 4 hockey, you are going to lose. Canada is too good and with it being 4 on 4, they had a lot of ice to work with. When you get the puck, you've got to set up plays and work the puck around or look for a guy breaking behind the defense...the US did none of that.
Exactly. When it went to 4 on 4 we were at a real disadvantage to the Canadian skaters anyways but to then shorten the bench like that and play that conservative......it was merely a matter of time until we lost.
The US squad should be very proud of themselves, and that should be the least satisfying gold medal for the Canadians one could imagine. Considering how they were supposed to be that much better than everyone else and playing at home to struggle as they did in so many games, I believe they’ve really got to rethink how they built that team. A lot was made about how Burke said he was building a ‘team’ not simply an all-star roster, and in the end it appeared that while Canada did take home the gold, they may be well served to take a little of Burk’s approach when constructing their next international team.
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