Gretzky overrated! That there is blasphemy. Best hockey player that ever lived. He can't be overrated.
You can't blame the guy who picked the team because the team was fucking amazing. They just didn't get the job done.
St Louis, Iginla, Gagne, Heatley, Nash, Thornton, ect.
On paper Canada had a vastly superior team. You can't judge a country based on this tournament. The players don't train and work hard to achieve in the olympics. Their goal is to win a stanly cup. A stanly cup victory is preceeded by a schedule and process that is very different from the olympic tourny.
The blame lies with the players themselves. They had the ability to win every game and get gold. They just looked flat. Aside from the odd scoring chance their play was uninspired. Yet if you look at these same players in the NHL, they dominate.
You guys know that if Gretzky had gone with youth and we had lost that everyone would be blasting him for not picking exerienced players.
What I'm really steamed about is that the Canucks top two healthy defensemen were hurt yesterday. With the standings so close I'm pretty worried.