2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion (Part II)
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05-10-2013, 05:00 AM
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Possibly on NHL ice. On international size ice I'd be ecstatic if we Medal.
Why do people have the perception that big ice means that physical defense and forechecking doesn't matter. The elite defensive and forechecking abilities of the Parise-Kesler-Ryan and Brown-Backes-Callahan lines are only going to be MORE pronounced on big ice because the forwards that Canada/Russia/Sweden who aren't elite won't have a chance defensively/forechecking on big ice.
This is a Gold Medal Winning squad:
Tortorella or anyone but Bylsma coaching
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