Monday, September 19, 2016

Team North America is Bae

Well looks like my prediction is well on its way to becoming a reality, Team North America is electric.  The young guys are taking the hockey world by storm, mainly if the world is Canada and my stupid brain.  Yesterday was the second Sunday in the NFL season and nothing made me happier than coming home from work at 7:30 to see that Team North America was straight up embarrassing Team Finland aka The World's second best team, aka Team never Finnished.  I came back to see a score of 3-0 which soon climbed to 4-0 after Nathan 'Return of the Mack' innon put the Finns in their grave.  This team is stupid fast, incomprehensibly skilled and had a line of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, and Jack Eichel at one point, that line of course found the score sheet as it is my wet dream of a combination.  Teams often say that when God is on their side they will be successful, well McDavid, Matthews, and Eichel are essentially the holy trinity, probably better.  The Dmen are huge, going into this tournament I thought maybe that could be a weak point in this team because most Dmen who breakout are certainly older than 24, mostly in the 25-27 range.  Seth Jones is as smooth of a skater as an, regardless of position, he is not overly physical but he does everything efficiently enough to break the puck out, move with the flow of the play and get back to the blue line to defend against elite level scorers.  Colten Parayko has come out of literally nowhere (Alaska) to be seen as one of the best young defensemen in the NHL, they guy is built like superman, legit about 6'6 230 and has a heavy shot, and an edge to his game, using his size to knock guys off the puck.  Shayne Gostisbehere aka The pride of South Kent was tossing guys and he's the basic opposite of Parayko in size at about 5'10 170, but he throws all 170 of that around.  Patrik Laine aka every European in every 1980's movie and also the second overall pick after Auston Matthews was invisible aside from a huge hit on Dylan Larkin in the third period.  The momentum seemed to be swinging in Finland's direction after Valteri Filpula scored to break the shutout and Laine rocking sweet Dylan to the ice, but what impressed me was that Larkin got up and tossed the mitts, giving several pounds and height inches in advantage of the other guy, refs broke it up but I loved to see Larks standing up for himself.  At the final horn, the Score read 4-1 in favor of the little guys, the team comprised mostly of kids who would get arrested for sipping brew.  Matt Murray carried the momentum he gained from winning a Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh and backstopped the boys to victory, he made 24 saves, not insanely busy but the skaters put 43 shots on Rinne so the Finns were not exactly in his end much.  Auston Matthews was impressive in his first game on Toronto's ice as property of the Maple Leafs, he had an assist and was frequently visible as one third of the 'Holy Trinity.'  Connor McDavid found the scorersheet along with Jack Eichel and everyone played well and was very exciting and fast.  Nathan Mackinnon came into the tournament as a skilled winger and might be a power forward by October, he's just flying around the ice, throwing his body and slipping the puck past goalies like it's no thing at all.  Dylan Larkin showed his speed as he always does and wanted to throw down.  The Kids are doing it all.  Tonight at 8 pm Eastern time the North Americans play 0-1 Team Russia for their second game.  Stay tuned, Stay woke, because it's lit fam.
Highlights of last night's Electricity found below:

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