USA Hockey personnel and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia (upd: June 28)
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06-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Wouldn't the high pressure forechecking be less effective on the big ice, since the opponents defensemen have more time?
The Flyers were super successful in the 2010 cup run for 2 reasons they have 4 guys who could move the puck well (Pronger, Carle, Coby and Kimmo) and speed up front. The ice may be bigger but team USA has one of if not the quickest teams in the tourney and have very capable puck movers in Suter, Johnson(s) etc. Hell depending on how Seth Jones handles himself he may even be there. All I'm saying out of the 3, Collapsing on international ice when you have skill isn't going to win you many games, the angles are different, blocking shots are different.. defensive hockey in general is different. I guess I prefer attacking hockey, mainly because the other team can't score if the pucks in their end.
Should be a great Olympics
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