Who will be the top 3 defenseman at WJC?

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  1. Vman

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    Who will be the top 3 most dominating defenseman at WJC?

    I'm talking about defensemen who will do it all, hit, make good passes (if he can score a few goals, that would be a bonus), play good defensively, help on offense, skate well, play tough, someone like Phaneuf.
     
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    If I had to put my money on a guy it'd be Jack Johnson, though there are plenty of quality guys out there that could use the WJC to showcase themselves. Jack just seems like the best package.
     
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    Ladislav Smid is going to have a big tournament.
     
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    Johnson, Smid and possibly Lee (I'm assuming he's on the team). I look for Chorney to have a solid tournament for the Americans as well - he's had a good rookie season in the NCAA and he's apparently a pretty similar player to Lydman and Leopold.
     
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    Jack Johnson, Luc Bourdon and Marc Staal are my picks.
     
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    I'm going to say that Luc Bourdon, Jack Johnson, and Ladislav Smid are going to surprise a lot of people this tournament.
     
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    Staal could get shafted with ice-time if Sutter decides to pair up both sets of team mates for the top-four, leaving Staal at number 5 underservingly.

    Its the age old debate of Skill VS Chemistry

    I pick, Johnson, Bourdon
     
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    smid, staal, johnson
     
  9. I dunno about that...those may be the three best defensemen in the tourney.
     
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    Barker for sure
     
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    Agreed
     
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    Jack Johnson, Luc Bourdon and Ladislav Smid are my take on the top 3 at this tournament. Honorable mention goes out to Brian Lee and Marc Staal. I'm disappointed that Ivan Vishnevskiy wasn't invited to RUS camp.. I would have really liked to watch him this year.
     
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    I think that Bourdon will be a deception for a lot of you. I have seen him play since the beginning of the year in Val-d'Or and this guy have an attitude problem that will keep him out of the best at the WJC.
     
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    I think it is amazing how underrated Barker is becoming. It took nine posts for his name to be mentioned, and yet this is a guy who made the Hawks out of camp and is the only returning player on the Canadian team. I would not be shocked at all if he dominated this tournement.
     
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    Johnson and Smid are the top 2 to me with Bourdon not far behind. Staal, Barker and Lee should both impress as well.
     
  16. Bourdon, Barker and Johnson
     
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    Bourdon, Johnson, Smid
     
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    Lee, Johnson, Barker.
     
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    Wow wake up. Have you guys watched any local hockey lately?


    Barker is an AMAZING player on the team and at this stage in his development he is the best defenseman in the tournament. Amazing young talent was the second youngest player on the u-20 team last year only behind.... Crosby.

    So people think that Lee is a better pick over Barker? :biglaugh: Lee is great but...

    Give credit where credit is due. behind Barker.. Johnson is my man. The two #3s
     
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    Smid, Barker, and Johnson
     
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    J. Johnson, Bourdon, K. Russell-might not be the physical guy to be the best all around but has a chance at being the best offensive d-man. A note on Barker, if he plays the way Ive seen him with all the chippyness hes going to be spending alot of time in the box with the NHL style rule enforcement the IIHF wants
     
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    1) Cam Barker
    2) Jack Johnson
    3) Luc Bourdon
     
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    Cam Barker is in a great position with Team Canada.
     
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    Barker and Johnson are above the rest IMO

    The second tier includes Smid, Lee and probably a sleeper.
     
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