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11-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikos87 View Post
There is no way I see Canada going in with only 2 or fewer left handed shooting defensemen. So a guy like Staal, Cambell, Del Zotto, Hamhuis, will probably be on the team over a premier right handed shot on the back end. I feel that Keith is a lock even if he isn't playing as good as he was back in 2010.
Add Coburn, too. Not sure if Yzerman et al will have any hard and fast rules on the number of lefties vs. righties, but the composition will also depend on how comfortable the righties are playing on the left side, too. You'd think someone like Letang, who's a pretty adept (right-handed) stickhandler, could get the job done on the left side too.

If its a toss-up between a few guys at the #5-7 spots, then yeah, they'll probably lean towards the LHers; but I can't see them take a clearly inferior player just to maintain the balance.

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