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05-10-2013, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by WarriorofTime View Post
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:

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Parise-Kesler-Ryan
Kessel-Pavelski-Kane
Brown-Backes-Callahan
Oshie-Galchenyuk-Pominville
Stepan

Yandle-Suter
Shattenkirk-McDonagh
Carlson-Scuderi
Byfuglien

Quick
Schnieder
Anderson

Tortorella or anyone but Bylsma coaching

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