Team Canada 2014 – Predicting The Defensemen & Goalies

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Other potential candidates:

December 31, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman

Dan Boyle

(22) moves the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Boyle – Would be the veteran of the group if he was named, and there is a case to be made for the experience he would bring, but he is getting up there and being a minus player on a very good team doesn’t help his cause.

Dec 19, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Vancouver Canucks defenseman

Dan Hamhuis

(2) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Hamhuis – His defensive ablilty is solid and it would be a toss-up between him and Vlasic for that role.  Hamhuis is a Team Canada veteran (2 world juniors and 5 world championships) and is experienced on the big ice.