The performance of the Canadian hockey players both good & bad. The bad: 1.Rick Nash-- he is just plain terrible. Not only was he not contributing offensively, he was a liability. Took bad penalties, very poor defensively, his physical play was invisible. But I am willing to give him a break because he is too young & inexperienced. 2.Pronger-- old, slow, stupid, & shows no leadership. The last three games he was on the ice most of the time when opponents scored against us. He helped the Russians score 2 goals against us. The list of bad play he made is too long to continue. 3.Thornton-- did nothing other than winning few faceoffs. Appears uptight & confused what to do. I always thought the time has come for Thornton to be the player that will carry the Canadian team but I guess I was wrong. Invisible big time. 4.The line of Iginla, Sakic, Gagne was terrible. Sakic consistenty losing faceoffs in our zone & was pushed around by opponents a lot. He appears old & lost a step. Iginla had some chances but could not score, he also took some bad penalties& was not physical. Gagne should have used more of his speed but he never did. 5.Redden-- he is a player I thought is ready to be the top defenceman to carry Canada to the top. We canâ€™t depend on Blake, Pronger, Foote, Neidermeyer forever, they are getting old & will probably never play for Canada again. But Reddenâ€™s play at the Olympic was weak, did not make any major impact, got pushed around by opponents, did not provide any offence from the back end. He is just a disappointment. 6.Bertuzzi-- uptight & undisciplined. He doesnâ€™t seem to be a good skater on large ice as he fell on the ice all the time. He did try very hard & had some chances. 7. Our powerplay just plain suck & lead to our misery. The good: 1.Richards-- got better each game. Created some offensive chances, won many faceoffs. 2.Brodeur & Luongo-- did their job well. 3.Doan -- is one of the reasons opponents could not score as many powerplay goals against us. Doan consistently helped kill off the PP chances opponents have, he is physical, he showed up & did his job. Quinn should have used him more in the checking role too instead of just killing penalties. 4.St. Louis & LeCalvier created some scoring chances but not enough. They did play better the last 3 games. 5.Blakeâ€”played OK. Not getting any offence from him in the back end really hurt our powerplay.