From Jason Menard at Hockey's Future:
"Games like those blowout games, you have to be careful in your evaluations," Montreal Canadiens director of player recruitment and development Trevor Timmins said. "You have to be there more as a fan than as a scout. The games against Canada, the U.S., Sweden, Russia -- those are the ones that count."
Tonight we have a meaningful game with Canada vs. USA. Now we see how players play when it really matters. Game 1 of the playoffs, if you will.
NHL Network has employed Matt McConnell for the USA games. This saves us from having to listen to Pierre McGuire, which is a a win, but they could have done a lot better.