Switzerland is still far from being a traditional hockey country, with soccer still the number one sport in that little landlocked country. However, the conditions for playing hockey over there are just perfect. Not only does the majority of Switzerland lie in an alpine environment, but its perfectly driven economics with loads of world-reknowned banks insure that everyone is wealthy and happy. At least, that's what Switzerland looks like from the outside.
And now, Switzerland and especially its hockey fans have one more reason for happiness. With hockey's growing popularity in Switzerland and some of their players now heading overseas to play in the NHL, the defense is what Swiss players are specialized at.… read more