"I think the one line that made [Mike Babcock] very happy had to be the combination of Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Rick Nash . Nash had been playing alongside Sidney Crosby ... I think taking Nash and putting him on the line with those two Anaheim Ducks seemed to work for those three, and it worked for Sidney Crosby and his new linemates."
— Gene Principe, in his Team Canada report from the Friday morning skate, when he talked extensively about how the line combinations have settled. Except he was completely in error. As (almost?) everybody saw and Scott detailed, Nash was nowhere near the Getzlaf-Perry line in the Russia game, but instead teamed up on a very effective "checking line" with Jonathan Toews and Mike Richards. Meanwhile, Brenden Morrow stepped into the Staal role with the pair of Ducks, another extremely effective trio that apparently just needed a Real LW to get going. What game was Geno watching? He repeated the mistake a couple times, and the names of Toews, Richards and Morrow never came up. It was the whole focal point of his segment, and he was dead wrong.