World Cup Providing Some Great Hockey So Far
Just submitting this so we can share thoughts on the World Cup.
In my opinion, the hockey we have seen so far has been great. I am loving the fact that we are seeing the best teams internationally playing on the smaller North American ice surfaces for a change and with NHL rules. It makes for way better hockey in my opinion although I know many will disagree.
The best hockey to watch is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that is what this tournament is resembling as far as I am concerned which is great to see. Guys are having to really battle out there. A ton of hits and the intensity is great to see. We are also seeing some great goaltending like we do at playoff time.
I know that so many people want hockey played the way it used to be with a lot of goals being scored but it just ain’t gonna happen. Goaltenders are too good these days and todays players are just so smart defensively. Players have to be responsible defensively now or they do not stay in the NHL. I myself prefer the low scoring games where guys have to really battle to create a goal. Am I the only hockey fan who would rather see those battles along the boards and in front of the net than guys skating around with the puck with hardly any contact?
I looked forward to this Tournament for a long time and so far it is everything I hoped it would be. I admit that I predicted Sweden to win but Canada is looking awesome. I’m willing to eat it on my prediction.
GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!