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07-29-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 86Habs View Post
Keep in mind that both Pronger and Blake were injured for the 2004 World Cup, and replaced by Hannan and Bouwmeester. While Bouwmeester played well in the tournament, I'm not sure if Hannan even played. Regardless, our defense corps would have looked better with those two veterans in the lineup.
Good point. I still think on balance though the average Canadian d-man is more skilled now then in 04. Eric Brewer during the early part of the decade was a fine enough player but he wouldn't stand a chance of making the team nowadays.

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