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01-20-2013, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TollefsenFan View Post
Well u got a few good players in DEL. Those players should count ?

Well our players are older than the danish, so in a few years i believe Denmark will be better. Not alot better, but still a little better. Unfortunatly for Denmark most of their best players are in NA. So a best on best game wouldnt be possible and Norway will therefore be favorites vs Denmark.

And i would also say that both teams lack depth on Ds and that rly hurt the teams. Both Denmark and Norway can put together two scoring lines and two defensive/grinder lines. So we got okey forwards and a few good goalies. Only defense is a major problem for both teams.
Yes defence is a real problem.
Denmark has Philip Larsen in NHL, the Lauridsen brothers in AHL (but how well they will play on big ice remains to be seen) and Jesper B Jensen in SEL (though Rögle soon counts as Allsvenskan). Rest is DEL, Allsvenskan or Al-Bank liga (though Mads Bødker and Stefan Lassen have played in SEL before).
Norway has Tollefsen and Holøs in SEL and with some NHL experience and then Trygg and Bonsaksen (though also Rögle) in SEL, but then a big hole to the rest.

Denmark-Norway could have a combined fine defence, but we can really only field 1 good, and one ok line on our own. The third line will always be problematic. Norways first line will be strongest (Tollefsen-Holøs), but the third line is more weak than the danish.

Norway looks stronger in goal right now:
Lars Haugen for Dynamo Minsk (KHL) - 93,8% saves
Lars Volden for Blues (SM-liiga) - 93,6% saves
Then experienced Pål Grotnes or young comet Steffen Søberg with 95,1% saves at the U20 as third keeper.

Frederik Andersen (Norfolk Admirals - now Anaheim): 92,4% saves in AHL
Simon Nielsen Lukko (Sm-liiga): 88,3%
Patrick Galbraith (Frölunda, SEL - Oskarshamm, Allsv): 84,3% - 91,4%

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