Monday, 24 February 2014

Monday Mornings with Mitchy

Some coaches know how to pull all the right strings.

And that’s certainly the case with Team Canada coach Mike Babcock at the Olympics.

But it wasn’t just him.

The leadership shown by everyone on the staff including: Claude Julien, Steve Yzerman, Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff, Ken Hollard and yes, even Kevin Lowe is something to marvel at.

The decisions weren’t easy and at time not popular. But these men had a vision and saw it to the end regardless of outside factors.

The players chosen, the ice time distributed and the rolling with Carey Price could have been second-guessed, had they lost.

But Team Canada won gold, and in spectacular fashion.

When the game mattered most, Canada faced Sweden and the United States who had combined for 37-goals for. They allowed none.

With the best defensive core, possibly ever assembled, Team Canada’s gold medal hopes at no point seemed in doubt.

And following his mantra of “Leave No Doubt,” Mike Babcock, did just that.

Make sure to give Carey Price, PK Subban AND Mike Babcock a standing ovation on Wednesday night when the Detroit Red Wings visit the Bell Centre.

It’s well deserved.

The Mitchy Awards:

MVP of the Week: Carey Price
Unsung hero: Jamie Benn
Crybaby: Peter Forsberg
Didn’t show up: Team Russia
Most likely to suffer a let down: Alex Ovechkin

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