Bit of a myth this one.
He is very strong during the US HC swing, but other than 2007 I can't think of a season where it's been the strongest part of his year.
hm, not sure I understand this ...
2007 Novak won in Montreal, lost in R2 at Cincy, runner up at the USO
2011 Novak won in Canada, runner up at Cincy, won the USO.