Originally Posted by 92 SC400
Man, Price was money for team Canada! .59 GAA is pretty amazing... I really enjoy Olympic hockey because of the tournament style; having played as a kid, this is the style that resonates with me the most. I wish the NHL would adopt international ice dimensions; I'm sure they never will because, IMO, it would expose gaps in talent level and the NHL likes its parity - not that that is a bad thing either.
Not that amazing, considering the defensive core playing in front of Price. If USA had the highest Shot total in this tournament against Canada that not saying much for Price GAA? USA was limited in their scoring chances, due to the defensive play not Price making save from afar.
As for tournament format/one and done after the preliminaries rounds, not the puck for me...
. I like best of 7 series. It used to be best of 5 in the first round of the playoffs. I didn't like that either.
I too wish they would change ice surface. It would cut down on some seating/attendance, but the players are just too big and fast for this smaller surface. I believe the Olympic ice would cut down on injuries and would improve the viewing fan base, of the NHL.