Given all the criticism that bownsy took for not going to a euro league, I haven't seen the same about O'Connor. I really don't see how he spends all year in a development league and steps up to pool A.
I usually struggle to find the time to watch full matches when I record them. In usually rely on the NHL highlights package and the review by the hockey guy on YouTube. I agree about posting the score though. No spoilers seems a reasonable courtesy.