Thread: Olympics: Team Canada's defense in 2014
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05-06-2010, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Svoboda crash View Post
I don't know if there has already been a subject about this, but I'd like to discuss about Team Canada's potential defensemen for 2014. It's simply ridiculous to see how much talent there will be. I can't even imagine how could any other country stop us.

Sure spot :

Duncan Keith (30 years old) He has already been a 1st pair defenseman for Team Canada in 2010.
Brent Seabrook (29 years old) Experienced Olympics with Keith.
Drew Doughty (24 years old) He'll probably have won 3 Norris at that moment !
Tyler Myers (24 years old) Has shown amazing stuff during his rookie season

Will fight for a spot :

Zach Bogosian (23 years old) Strong slap shot with great size.
Luke Schenn (24 years old) Could be a great guy in short ended and plays a great physical game.
P.K. Subban (24 years old) Maybe second best skating ability among these guys behind Doughty. (maybe Keith)
Alex Pietrangelo (24 years old) Didn't see him play
Marc Staal (27 years old) Same kind of player as Seabrook and Schenn.
Cam Fowler (22 years old) Depending on how he develops.
Chris Pronger (39 years old) Do we still need him ?

Would you see any other contenders ?

What's sure is that with a defensive roster like that, you cannot be beaten. We also have to keep in mind that we'll have Crosby, Stamkos, Tavares, Getzlaf and others up front.
A bit off topic, but since you added 2 Americans in your list... it reminds me of how stacked Team USA's Defense will be in 2014...

Ryan Suter
Erik Johnson
Paul Martin
Jack Johnson
Zach Bogosian
Cam Fowler

Among others of course... but wow, we're getting pretty close to you guys on Defense... just looking at HF top 50, we have 3 defensemen prospects in the top 40.

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