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02-26-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
I disagree that USA has 4 strong lines, or a fantastic group of defencemen. Very good defencemen, and a lot of very good skaters, but not a long list of Norris contenders. The complete lack of elite players at the most important forward position is an issue too. When it all comes down to it though, the talent is there to beat any other team in a one (or even seven) game scenario.
Do we have a long list of Norris contenders? Weber! Not sure if he's having a norris like year. Keith seems to be playing the best right now out of all our TOP 7. Is AP in the running this year? I don't think so. Is Doughty in the running this year? Not that it means anything in the long run, but based on my rankings I have Canada ranked only slightly higher than the US, by only the slightest of margins. But that's only because of Crosby Stamkos and Giroux (arguably 3 of the Top 5 players in the league on any given night) That's the difference.

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