Thread: Player Discussion: Sweden at the 2010 Olympics
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11-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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Martin Elz
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Yeah Puckpossesion is a good idea, but you can't expect to own the puck 100% of the game.
We need players who are experienced playing in shutdown roles, who go against top lines every game.
Because in the Olympics, we don't face top lines as they are in the NHL... we face super lines. Lines NHL teams drool about.
Do you really want to put Davidsson, used to playing 1st line center in SEL, out there aginst them?
The same argument could be made about M Johansson.

Aren't Canada the home team? As in they make the last change?
Even more important to have a balanced line-up of players used to big roles on their teams.
Thats why we have to take a long hard look at our third defensive pairing, and ask ourselves, do we feel comfortable with these 2 guys defending us in a third period with the face-off in our zone, and the opponents top line out there?

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