2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part IV)
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03-03-2013, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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With the D core almost locked up, is there any concern that there might be a bit of a weakness on the backend? Letang's not the most solid defensively and Doughty, though solid at times, isn't picture perfect either. I understand the concern for more mobile Dmen though and with the full top six all but locks to make the team in any other capacity with different personnel might be unwise.
Kieth, Letang, Pietro, Weber, Seabrook, Doughty are how I see it shaping up.
Not really concerned. Doughty has always been extremely impressive in international hockey. Letang is average defensively, but so are tons of defencemen from every other national team, and the mobile ones tend to be quite successful internationally. I wouldn't want Letang paired with another offensive defenceman, but I think he would be great with M. Staal, Hamhuis or even Pietrangelo.
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