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12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cheerupmurray View Post
Swedens depth is getting better and better, but if theres some real elite talent emerging is unclear. We still haven't replacements for the golden generation that is retiring (Forsberg, Sundin, Näslund, Lidström, soon Alfredsson, et.c.)
It's not like Canada has produced replacements for the likes of Gretzky or Lemieux, but that may just be too high a bar to replace. I think we've been able to produce some high end replacements for the Sakic, Yzerman, and Bourque type level though which is still very good. The biggest let down is in net. However, I think this is over exaggerated as well. It isn't just that we aren't producing a dearth of talent in net. It is that the level of elite goaltending nation to nation is much closer now. Were all those great Canadian goalies elite superstars or were other nations simply not producing much in the crease?

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