• Top women rate the men

    From IIHF News@1:266/404 to All on Tue May 8 15:30:35 2018
    2018 has truly been a year to remember for women's hockey. And the world's greatest female stars also bring insights and opinions on the men's game.

    During the PyeongChang Olympics, everyone could appreciate the dazzling moves of Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson (gold-medal shootout winner) and Melodie Daoust (tournament MVP), the tireless skating of

    Jenni Hiirikoski (Best Defender), and the offensive explosiveness of Alina Muller (Best Forward). It's no wonder each of these skaters was voted to the Olympic women's all-star team.

    So for a fresh perspective, we asked them to answer three questions before this

    1) Who's your favorite player on your country's 2018 IIHF World Championship team?
    2) What's been your favorite experience with your men's national team?
    3) Who will win the medals at the Worlds in Denmark?

    Melodie Daoust (Canada, forward)

    Connor McDavid. He's an amazing player with great talent and is a lot of fun to

    Meeting the players who represented Team Canada at this year's Olympics was a great experience. Watching this group of hard-working guys win the bronze medal
    without any current NHL players was

    exciting and something I'll always remember.

    Gold: Canada
    Silver: Russia
    Bronze: Sweden

    Jenni Hiirikoski (Finland, defence)

    Julius Honka. We both played for JYP Jyvaskyla. Also, when he was a junior, he practiced with us too. It is fun to see how he plays with the puck, and his skating is really good.

    At my first Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, it was nice to meet all those great players like Teemu Selanne, Kimmo Timonen, and Olli Jokinen, and get a chance to talk with them. And both our teams

    took home bronze medals.

    Gold: Finland
    Silver: Russia
    Bronze: Sweden

    Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (USA, forward)

    Johnny Gaudreau. He is always one play ahead of everyone. His ability to see plays before they develop is fun to watch, and sometimes you have to hit replay
    to figure out how he saw that play


    At the 2010 Olympics, I was able to watch both USA-Canada games and the building was electric. Even though the USA lost in the final, it was one of the
    most exciting games I have ever seen live.

    Gold: USA
    Silver: Russia
    Bronze: Canada

    Alina Muller (Switzerland, forward)

    My brother Mirco Muller. For me, he is one of the best defencemen I know. He moves around the ice simply, he always wants to make a quick play, and he does not play the puck away for no reason.

    I'll never forget how almost the entire Swiss men's team came to watch some of our games during the Olympics in South Korea.

    Gold: Canada
    Silver: USA
    Bronze: Switzerland


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