Now that our two best d-man Pronger and Blake are gone it makes the defence look a little weaker. I think Canada has the best group of forwards and the best goaltending core by far, but do we still have the best defence? I think we do, but lets break down our defence. On offence you have Niedermayer, Jovanovski, Redden, and Brewer can rush up ice as well. Stay at home solid types are Foote, Regehr. I'm assuming Bouwmeester and Hannan wont get much ice time. We still have the Norris Trophy winner, but losing Pronger and Blake made us lose two Norris Trophy winning defensemen. Is anyone worried now? We'll still win I believe, but there isnt that much experience outside of 3 of our guys. You need quality d-men to win the tourny. In 1996 Bourque and MacInnis didnt play and our defence was woeful. In 1996 our best defenceman was Paul Coffey who had seen better years. Its still better now, but what concerns does this bring now?