Sunday, February 26, 2006

I'm not sold that it's Gretzky's fault that Canada lost. Sure I think that he made some errors in his selection. Spezza and Staal should have been on the team, Kris Draper should not have been. That said the players who were there had no excuse to lose, so I blame the coaches. But then again, Gretzky picked the coaches didn't he? So I guess it is his fault. My major complaint with Gretzky's choices is that they seemed to mostly be him picking his old buddies rather then who is the best for the team.

There's a fine line between experience and old. Steve Yzerman and Mario Lemieux recognized this, too bad Gretzky didn't as well.