Connor Bedard is already drawing criticism from teammates

Published December 28, 2022 at 2:34 PM
Game 1 of the World Juniors for Team Canada was a disappointing, losing by a score of 5-2 to Team Czechia. The loss was highlighted by lots of selfish plays and an lack of teamwork. Early in the game this was spotlighted by two failed attempts at 'The Michigan'.

The moves were attempted by two of this year's top prospects in Adam Fantilli and Connor Bedard. Both players failed at their attempts, setting the tone for the game.

After the game Shane Wright admitted Canada didn't take Czechia very seriously and now Dylan Guenther has taken a shot at his teammates and their attempts to score a highlight reel goal.

We're not going to ‘Michigan' our way to the final.

We're trying to win by just relying on our talent, outwitting guys in one-on-one situations. To win, we have to play as a team.

Both Bedard and Fantilli are exceptional talents, and likely to be drafted in the top 3 this summer, but this sort of play shows how much they have to learn.
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