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kmad 12-01-2012 08:58 PM

Team Canada 2014: Defenseman #5
 
Let's elect a Team Canada 2014 roster.

14 forwards, 7 defensemen, 3 goalies.

Pick #5 defenseman.

Forwards:
1. Sidney Crosby
2. Steven Stamkos
3. Jonathan Toews
4. Claude Giroux
5. John Tavares
6. Corey Perry
7. Mike Richards
8. Jason Spezza

Defensemen:
1. Shea Weber
2. Alex Pietrangelo
3. Drew Doughty
4. Duncan Keith

Goalies:
1. Carey Price
2. Cam Ward
3. Roberto Luongo

MastuhNinks 12-01-2012 09:00 PM

Letang

After this is where it gets interesting, you could make the argument for a few guys, whereas IMO this top 5 is pretty clear.

Hurt 12-01-2012 09:01 PM

Voting Girardi because why not ;).

Mattb124 12-01-2012 09:14 PM

I voted Boyle, partly homer but partly because of how consistently good her has been over the past decade or so. This isn't an exercise where we are evaluating a 36 yo for a 5 year contract.

Skip2myBordyloo 12-01-2012 09:15 PM

this has to be letang

WTFetus 12-01-2012 09:30 PM

Letang then Seabrook

McTank 12-01-2012 09:59 PM

Letang, add myers

Izzy 12-01-2012 10:07 PM

Letang. Tempted to vote Campbell though

kmad 12-01-2012 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheyAreGoodScaryGood (Post 56175849)
Letang, add myers

Good idea... don't think Myers and his bulky frame would fare too well on international ice but he's gotta be a better option than Girardi or Staal.

Machinehead 12-01-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hurt (Post 56174519)
Voting Girardi because why not ;).

Good enough for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg (Post 56176901)
Good idea... don't think Myers and his bulky frame would fare too well on international ice but he's gotta be a better option than Girardi or Staal.

At this point, he's really not.

StringerBell 12-01-2012 11:35 PM

I made a rare exception here and went for the homer vote. Considering the offensive talent Canada will already have, and the offensive talent they will be facing, I think elite defensive guys like Hamhuis will be more valuable than elite offensive defenseman like Letang. Especially considering the offensive talent the blueline already has.

Gigantor The Goalie 12-02-2012 12:39 AM

Bring in Letang and Seabrook and call it a day.

Kezia 12-02-2012 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoytoSakic (Post 56178175)
Bring in Letang and Seabrook and call it a day.

This.

MovesLikeJagr68 12-02-2012 02:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StringerBell (Post 56177465)
I made a rare exception here and went for the homer vote. Considering the offensive talent Canada will already have, and the offensive talent they will be facing, I think elite defensive guys like Hamhuis will be more valuable than elite offensive defenseman like Letang. Especially considering the offensive talent the blueline already has.

I agree that a guy like Hamhuis is definitely needed on this roster, you need at least one guy who can shut down some of the best players in the world.

However, here on hfboards, Letang seems to be more overrated here as an offensive player than a defensive one. He's got great speed and vision which does help out his teams scoring abilities, but one thing that he is great at is using that speed and his freakish strength for a smaller guy in his own zone. Sure, he was pretty brutal defensively (along with the rest of the D) in the Pens vs Flyers playoff series, but that was a very rare occasion for him. Unfortunately it was on national television which doesn't help for those that don't regularly watch him.

InjuredChoker 12-02-2012 03:38 AM

Letang, then it gets tricky.

Hynh 12-02-2012 08:07 AM

Gonna need a lefty next.

Keith-Weber
Letang-Doughty
????-Pietrangelo
????

How is Staal and Hamhuis's skating? Is one better suited for the larger ice?

tony d 12-02-2012 08:22 AM

Letang.


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