Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by J15, Dec 29, 2010.
title says it all
This thread will and should not last long.
Who is Olson?
what if i put that in a less offensive way... like why is Olsen struggling so much?
That would be okay because I want the answer to that question.
Cause he's from calgary.
It's one game, he's been fine every other game.
His positioning was horrible during the Russia game, Ellis was bailing him out every other play
Pierre is that you ?
No Justin Faulk.
He was pretty bad against Russia and invisible against Czech Republic.
He can't skate.
He was horrible again. Why he hasn't been demoted to the seventh defenseman position is just beyond me. Well, I guess de Haan was out today... but he doesn't deserve to be on the top pairing.
Ellis - Barrie
Gudbranson - Despres
Cowen - de Haan
This is my first viewing of Olsen but he just doesnt look that good.
He's got heavy feet
His hands are suspect and doesnt have much threshhold with the puck
His positioning has been brutal
Overall he's been bad every single game and hes basically a blackhole everytime he\s on the ice. I dont mean to be too harsh but he has been just that bad. He should be the #7 D and the less time he plays the better chance we have of winning this tournament.
I think he's hurt. He was very effective against the Russians...
I noticed his struggles as well. My question is why is Cowen sitting. I only watched the first and third period, but he seemed to be the guy warming the bench a lot.
No he wasnt.
He was absolutely brutal against the Russians. He was caughing the puck up all over the ice.
I could definitely see Gudbranson moving up to take his spot with Ellis, Cowen and Barrie seem to have some chemistry and then put Despres with DeHaan. Thats a rock solid Defence
Olsen was solid when the tourney started, but he's really regressed since then. It could be nerves or he could be slightly injured.
Then every defenseman on the team has had a bad night thus far, so it could just be this game.
Why are so many saying he was solid against the Russians? He's been bad since the very start of the tournament.
I'm thinking he couldn't have been this bad during the selection camp. He clearly doesn't belong here, but I'm lead to believe his confidence is getting lower by each game he plays, and we all know that once your confidence is gone you become infinitely worse than you really are.
I wouldn't be surprised if Cameron doesn't give him a shift against the Swedes.
He's definitely been Canada's worst defenseman, the assessment of his play thus far has been pretty spot on the money.
I'd like to see:
de Hann- Gudbranson
reminds me a lot of the criticism of cowen last year. Maybe olsen just isnt ready for this type of tournament yet.
I don't know why but Canada can't be concerned about hurt feelings or building his confidence back up at this point. His play has been brutal almost the entire tournament. He needs to be demoted to #7 if de Haan is back next game.
Why is Connolly struggling ?
lol, every time I saw Canadians discussing Olsen I wondered why they are talking so much about some Norwegian. Now I realized he's on Team Canada
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