Now that Blake is all but for sure gone for the World Cup, which is a big blow, who do you think replaces him? In Canada we have such a deep pool of talent. No one out there that we can add is as good as Blake though. I'm wary of Quinn convincing everyone to put McCabe in there because he's a Leaf. McCabe is too clumsy out there I think and accident prone. Look at how he made Primeau look like Mario Lemieux in this years playoffs. On our defence you've got Pronger, Jovanovski, Niedermayer, Foote, Regehr, Brewer, Redden. Foote and Regehr are the solid stay at home types. Niedermayer and Brewer can rush the puck up the best. Redden's just a textbook defender as is Jovo. And Pronger is the best d-man in the NHL. So we really dont have any holes anywhere on our defence even with Blake gone. SO in my opinion I think we should insert Bouwmeester into the line up. He's only a two year player but after being on two gold medal Wordl Championship teams and three World Junior Championships I think he's for sure ready. He wont log that much ice time but I think he's the perfect defender for an eighth man. Sometimes I dont think J-Bo realizes he can go through the whole team.