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05-20-2010, 11:34 AM
Frank the Tank
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Originally Posted by habsman56 View Post
Chris Mason is a little different than Martin Brodeur/Roberto Luongo.
Luongo was not the difference against Russia in the Olympics. The biggest difference is that in this game will be no Toews, Richards, Nash, etc... (players strong in puck battles) charging hard on the backcheck combined with Doughty, Weber, Keith, etc... (big and/or mobile defenseman) standing up the Russian forwards as they try to enter the offensive zone. Team Canada had Ovechkin, Malkin and countrymen turning the puck over left and right and then capitalized on the fact that such players have little interest in backchecking.

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