This is obviously a very “Leafs fan biased” view, but IMO a huge problem with team Canada’s international teams, for years, is the coaching style. They hire a lot of old school, traditional coaches, who preach “grind it out, finish your checks, get the puck in deep, dump and chase, get pucks on net.” This is fine for an under skilled team trying to play a safe, defensive game, but a terrible waste of high end talent. IMO, they need to start bringing in new-school, creative coaches, who encourage them to play a style that emphasizes their skill. Guys who get their team holding onto the puck, trying creative strategies like “3 guys high” with lots of east west movement. Where you don’t settle for a quick “one and done” with a low quality shot, but hold onto the puck, make tonnes of east-west moves and passes until you can generate a high quality chances. Basically, they need to play “Keefe style hockey”, not “Babs style hockey”. Some will say there’s not enough time to institute a system like this in short international tournaments, but I disagree, we saw Keefe make major changes in very few days with the Leafs. Thoughts? Is Canada’s “old school coaching” a problem?