Thursday, May 20, 2010

Anisimov Moves on as Staal, Del Zotto & Johnson Head Home reports that Team Russia will move on to the medal round as they defeated Canada 5-2 in a World Hockey Championship quarterfinal.

Artem Anisimov was on the ice for the first Russia goal and ended the night with two shots on gaol in 10:34 of action. For Team Canada, Marc Staal was a -2 while Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch for the second straight game and Chad Johnson again served as Chris Mason's back-up.

...tough start to Messier's GM career as Team Canada missed out on the Worlds medal round for the first time since 2002. Not his fault as many veterans are either still in the playoffs or chose not to play. Or maybe that is his fault. Isn't he supposed to get the top guys to play? If he can't get guys to play for their country how is he going to convince them to play for the Rangers if he eventually becomes GM?


Andrew_794 said...

dunno if u can blame mess...alot of players (crosby) have been in the playoffs a bunch...and crosbys been to the cup finals the last 2 years and the 2nd round this year...i understand the honour for playing for your country but im assuming crosby along with others would like a bit of time off..these people have friends and family

rusty said...

Any of the big guys from Canada like Crosby have already won the big international prize at the Olympics this year. How could anyone motivate them to play in a second class tournament after they've already played 100 games this year. It' just not logical.