What has happened in last 3 years to US producing elite or near elite D? Its cost them at least one Gold for certain and maybe more. The US produced significantly better Jr talent at D from players born 1955-57. O'Connell, Larson, Langway and Roberts were way more talented than everyone but Hughes. Defensively Ken Morrow was better than any dman last 3 years. This doesn't even factor Mark Howe as a Dman but a forward then. I'm told US is producing talent galore now, but the Jr age group 43-45 years ago was much better.