Originally Posted by aleco83
Start Paterson, he outplayed them both in training camp. I watched most of the games and Subban, while being very athletic, is still very raw positionally. Binnington isn't as flashy but he's more quiet, patient, and positions himself well. Binnington deserves the start. And yes a medal is important because you're playing for your country not a paycheck, and your country wants you to do your best and win.
Go Team US, they deserve gold with the way they are playing. Trouba is a beast on the pp. Gibson also has been lightsout, reminds me of Ryan Miller.
Getting third place feels really pointless for me as a fan. If they lose I won't care at all. The goal of the team was to be the best team in the world and they failed at that, so bronze is just a way of saying you are one of the better losers in the tournament.
Wouldn't be surprised to see the US just crush the Swedes tomorrow.