2014 - Finland Roster Discussion
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04-01-2013, 08:42 AM
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That was the big one for me. I couldn't believe they even suggested it.
And you are right about Sweden's goaltending. I mean outside of Lundqvist it's a huge drop off while the US can carry Quick, Schneider, Miller, Anderson...the goaltending depth alone is just excellent and if Lundqvist isn't on his game going into next year, they are going to see how deep their keeper depth really is.
I doubt Kipper would even agree to be on the team is he isn't starting, which he is not doing. It's unlikely that we'll see him in Sochi. However, I don't think it would be a bad idea to take a veteran goalie along because aside from Kipper and Bäckström, none of our NHL goalies have been to the Olympics before. A goalie (who in this case would be Bäckström) with previous experience could help the younger ones with the mental side of things. My goalie trio would be Rinne, Rask OR Lehtonen and Bäckström as the 3rd goalie.
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