Brent Sutter, you know, the guy all who talks politely to media and hence enjoys a reputation falsely inflated like Beyonce's rack, coached an All-Star team to defeat against the vaunted and much feared hockey juggernaut that is the Slovakian national team.
You know, the team featuring Hossa? Marcel Hossa.
Remember when Eric Francis was publicly begging to have Sutter brought back as head coach? Can somebody explain to me what makes Eric Francis a hockey expert of higher quality than, say, the drunk at the bar? Is it his last name? Because I think it is his last name.
Sutter's team took 27 minutes worth of penalties in the third period of a 'playoff' game. But this guy can coach, his allies in the media assure us. The team managed six shots in the first period. But Sutter is a great leader of men, the media says.
What a joke. His team shows up unready to play in a playoff game, registering just six shots in the first period, and then his captain melts down in the third. But Brent Sutter is a good coach.
The silver lining in this is that when you lose as coach as Team Canada, you don't get another kick at the can. And we also don't have to listen to the pom pom waivers defend this guy based on his 'undefeated' record in international play.
I know I am in the minority here, but firing Mike Keenan looks like a huge mistake. I'd bring him back to coach. Bertuzzi isn't on the roster anymore.
But of course I'd try to see if Wickenheiser was available first.
Canada losing calls for a sad Merkel.
Furthermore, I think