Why Team Canada Should Be Focusing on Team Chemistry

November 22nd, 2009 by Jeff Ferris Leave a reply »
I'm pondering whether or not Steve Yzerman , in another time known as 'Stevie Y ' or 'Stevie Wonder ', will construct his lines for the sole purpose of overwhelming his opponents with firepower or will he build his lines in order to incorporate chemistry, having players complement each other on the ice.

I would go with the chemistry angle.

I'll start off with agreeing with Don Cherry that the line of Marleau-Thornton-Heatley should remain intact.

Saturday night, on Hockey Night in Canada 's 'Coach's Corner ', Cherry chatted about San Jose's 6-3 win over the Flyers where Dany Heatley had a hat trick, Joe Thornton collected four assists and Patrick Marleau potted his 14th goal of the season. 'The Don ' made a recommendation to Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman, the man with the responsibility of assembling the 2010 Olympic men's hockey powerhouse.

"Stevie Yzerman, I would suggest that this is your number one line, they're top three in the five scori ...

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