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For Canada it's the vets that should be stepping up but aren't. Pronger and Niedermayer were awful in the US game and we all saw how Brodeur fared. Even though Iginla has some solid totals he was all but invisible during the US game. Sure he lit it up playing Norway and Germany but where was he when they needed him.
 

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Stats aren't everything.

With the exception of his game against the Czech, Malkin had a pretty lousy tournament.
Russia was terrible in general. If you lead your team in points with 6 in 4 games, I think you kind of bail yourself out of criticism...especially among your other lousy teammates, even if you didn't always create something every time you touched the puck.

Edit: After last night's exit some must be surprised by Zetterberg and Franzen.
 

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After last night's exit some must be surprised by Zetterberg and Franzen.
Zetterberg, yes. Franzen, no.

I was expecting much more from Zetterberg. One goal is a pretty pathetic performance. He was good defensively, but Sweden was counting on him to be a key offensive player as well. He didn't deliver.

While it would have been nice to see more from Franzen, I wasn't expecting much from him at all, given the severity of his injury and how he had just come back a few days prior to the Olympics. He improved throughout the Olympics, but he didn't have enough time.

For the amount of ice time they got, Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen, and Teemu Selänne were pretty disappointing.

Christian Ehrhoff didn't look like the Canucks version of himself either. Granted, it didn't help that the Germans couldn't score to save their life, but I was expecting him to create more chances out there than he did.
 

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In before Joe Thornton.

Honestly, I was expecting more out of Martin Havlat. Also, a lot of people were making pretty lofty predictions for Gaborik in terms of scoring at this Olympics, 15 points or something like that, and he's sitting at 3. So he could be disappointing as well.
15pts would be me.

Yup his injury didn't help.

Thorton, Crosby, Ovechkin, Kovalchuk is a good start from what I saw.
 

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From my perspective:

Crosby,Ovechkin,Malkin,Kolvachuk, and Thorton.

They did produce offensively but not as it was expected.
 

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Malkin did look sluggish, but he still managed to bag 6 points for a terrible Russian team, and although I was disappointed with all of them, pretty much cause they aren't Pavel Bure, I'd say Kovalchuk stuck out the most. I thought Ovi played ok by his standards - he definitely could've been better, but he tried to make an impact whenever he was on the ice. I never expected Semin to rise to the challenge - I don't think he's a big time player.

I'd have to say I didn't see Lundqvist being overly exceptional, and I was expecting to see a lot more finishing from guys like Daniel Sedin. With passers like H. Sedin, Backstrom, Forsberg, and Lidstrom, I can't imagine he didn't finish more.

I also think the Selanne line looked terrible - not to bag the Finnish Flash. And what the heck happened to Oli Jokinen? He's friggin horrible this year.

Coaching on the part of Czech Republic I thought was disappointing too (besides the obvious train wreck known as Russia), and although I hate to agree with McGuire (sp), but put a god d*mn center with Jagr. Plekanec or Krejki should've been centering Jagr.

I'm also disappointed I didn't see one real cinderella team. You might say the US, but if you follow hockey, you really should've known they were a really good team and wouldn't exactly surprise anyone - unless of course we're talking about our secret weapon, Zach Parise! ;)

Finally, I was annoyed with certain players antics: Tollefson's hit was disgusting and I hope the wings waive him. Niedermayer really annoyed me with his after the period whistle toss of E. Johnson. Uncalled for...and Niedermayer, phyically - fight wise - you're pathetic. Dan Boyle's slew-foot on Alex Semin was just shameful. If you really need to come up from behind in sneak attack mode to get Semin to the ground, you should hang your head.
 
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