Olympic Defense Pairings

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  1. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    Here's my best guess for Defense pairing for every team in the Olympics

    (Not totally sure for Suisse, Italy, Germany and Kazakhstan)

    Canada
    Pronger-Redden
    Regehr-Blake
    Foote-Bouwmeester
    McCabe

    Czech
    Kubina-T. Kaberle
    Spacek-Kuba
    Zidlicky-F. Kaberle
    Malik

    Sweden
    Lidstrom-Jonsson
    Ohlund-Norstrom
    Backstrom-Havelid
    Tjarnqvist

    Slovakia
    Chara-Visnovsky
    Meszaros-Suchy
    Jurcina-Strbak
    Majesky

    Russia
    A Markov-D.Markov
    Volchenkov-Vishnevsky
    Gonchar-Kasparitis
    Kulyash-Tyutin

    Finland
    Salo-Timonen
    Numminen-Lydman
    Nummelin-Niemi
    Berg

    USA
    Rafalski-Schieder
    Liles-Hatcher
    Leopold-Hedican
    Chelios

    Germany
    Ehrhoff-Seidenberg
    Schubert-Goc
    Renz-Sulzer
    Schauer-Kopitz

    Switzerland
    Streit-Steinegger
    Seger-Keller
    Blindenbacher-Vauclair
    Bezina

    Latvia
    Ozolinsh-Skrastins
    Lavins-Ignatjevs
    Tribuncovs-Saviels
    Pujacs-Rekis

    Italy
    Nardella-Helfer
    Borgatello-Strazzabosco
    Ramoser-Signoretti
    Trevisani

    Kazakhstan
    Troshchinskiy-Tregubov
    Pupkov-Argokov
    Vassilchenko-Shemelin
    Kovalenko-Koledayev

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jimmi McJenkins

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    No one has any problem with these pairs I came up with???
     
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    Guess you mean Bäckman and not Bäckström. Other than that I think your pairings look good, I would use the following pairings though:

    Lidström - Norström
    Öhlund - Jönsson
    Bäckman - Hävelid
    Tjärnqvist
     
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    Replace Niemi with Berg and put Lydman in the 3rd pairing with Berg and Nummelin in the 2nd with Numminen. Lydman is much better in his own end than Nummelin.
     
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    You're so right, my bad.

    And thanks, I just used my best judgement
     
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    For Switzerland :

    Streit - Keller
    Seger - Steinegger
    Blindenbacher - Bezina
    Vauclair

    But Vauclair might miss the games and be replaced by Forster or Hirschi (I'd take Hirschi over Bezina anyway)
     
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    I doubt Chelios will be the 7th defenseman considering he is the U.S Captain


    I'd put them like this
    Chelios-Schneider
    Rafalski-Hatcher
    Liles-Hedican
    Leopold (only because he isn't playing so great this year according to his own coach)
     
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    I'm almost positive that blake and foote will be paired together. They have been at the previous two olympics, and have only been on the ice for 2 goals against in both combined olympics. That's stunning.
     
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    Yeah I thought that, but I figure Foote would need someone with really good speed paired with him, because he's not the fleetest of foot (not that he's slow) on the international ice surface
     
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    Jimmy I've got a real problem with this!! Just kidding , looked like you were hoping someone would pick you apart. I've got to say I'm curious to see if Foote /Blake works out. Foote and Blake have both been a bit ragged this year so the jury is out. For Latvia I belive Ozolinsh and Ignatjevs are both out. Maybe a Latvian poster can confirm this. If Bob Nardella is in Italy's top pairing , they are in more trouble than I thought. Not a bad effort Jimmy.
     
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    For Russia,
    A.Markov-D.Markov
    Gonchar-Volchenkov
    Tyutin-Kasparitis (Rangers' connection)
    Kulyash-Vishnevsky

    ..and try not to use the last pair!
     
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    :madfire:

    You know absolutely nothing about Finnish hockey.

    You shouldn't be allowed to include anything about Finland in any of your posts, again.
     
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    Good one, yet I would rather have

    A. Markov - Volchenkov
    Gonchar - D. Markov

    Volchenkov is such a force on the blue line, he would compliment greatly A. Markov's offence
     
  15. C-J...*

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    Yup, Nik usually plays with Norström in the big tournaments.

    God how I miss Johnsson, Ragnarsson and Kronwall...
     
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