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Best defensive corps. for Sochi 2014, Sweden or Canada?

View Poll Results: Which of these defensive corps would you rather have for the 2014 olympics
Sweden 33 19.76%
Canada 130 77.84%
can't decide 4 2.40%
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02-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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Sweden: Karlsson, Edler, Enstrom, Ekman-Larsson, Kronwall, Hedman

Canada: Weber, Pietrangelo, Letang, Keith, Doughty, Seabrook

Obviously there are other defensemen that can and probably will take away one or two spots, both sweden and canada has depth beyond these guys, but generally that would probably be it. Which one would you take?
Theres no gaurentee Seabrook makes it, he only made it last time for his chemistry with Keith.

Id put a guy like Myers or SUbban over him.

Myers would be a great 7th, it would be a good experience for him and guys of his size dont grow on trees.

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02-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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Theres no gaurentee Seabrook makes it, he only made it last time for his chemistry with Keith.

Id put a guy like Myers or SUbban over him.

Myers would be a great 7th, it would be a good experience for him and guys of his size dont grow on trees.
Now might not be the right time to suggest Myers. He certainly isn't making a very good case that he belongs on that team.

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Still Canada.. maybe 2018 it will be Sweden, we'll see.

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I don't think the Swedish group will be quite ready by that time to be considered better than the Canadian group. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the group of Swedes listed will in 3-4 years be better than the group of Canadians listed are right now.

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02-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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Sweden looks stacked, but Canada is disgusting.

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Doughty-Weber
Pietrangelo-Letang
Keith-Subban

Seabrook/Staal

Still a year away and time for others to prove themselves. I just like the speed and stickwork from the above top 6 on the big ice surface. Also with Weber and Subban are too huge shots from the point, as the PP will be vital in one and done games.

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Weber - Pietrangelo
Keith - Doughty
Staal - Letang
Seabrook

This is what the defense should look like. All three pairs can skate and move the puck, and there is definitely more of a "stay at home" presence on two of three pairs.

Depending on situation of the game (leading in third), perhaps replace Letang with Seabrook.

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02-11-2013, 12:57 PM
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Sweden's D is basically a bunch of extremely soft offensively talented defencemen, they will be exposed against Canada's best. It's not even close.

I'm expecting the Swedes to perform about the same as they did in 2010.
LOL. Who is soft? Edler? Hedman? OEL? Karlsson? Kronwall? The only guy that is absolutely not physical is Enstrom, and Sweden's number 7 will be a guy like Hjalmarsson or Murray.

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Sweden has a great d-core, but I can't think of many good reasons why you would pick them over Canada.

Anyone want to share?
This is the way I'm leaning as well, experience helps in international play. These 2 groups are far and away the best 2 in the tourney and Sweden might close the close gap between the 2 by next year.

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Weber - Pietrangelo
Keith - Doughty
Staal - Letang
Seabrook

This is what the defense should look like. All three pairs can skate and move the puck, and there is definitely more of a "stay at home" presence on two of three pairs.

Depending on situation of the game (leading in third), perhaps replace Letang with Seabrook.
I think Dan Boyle has a shot at making thr team as a PP specialist, probably over Staal or Seabrooke ( although they might want to keep him because he and Keith play together already).

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On international ice and not paper i prefer Sweden.

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No, read the topic.
Right now as in who would I pick right now. I thought that was a given.. but I guess not.

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Canada has this guy



Canada wins.
Not sure if your just joking around. Justin Shultz would be playing on the Vancouver Canucks top pairing right about now if he chose Vancouver Canucks. No joke. Hes very good, and I believe they will keep an eye out on him for 2014 Sochi.

But on this topic, I would chose Canada, based on unreal depth.

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