Saturday, December 25, 2010

Visentin Or Roy?

Canada opens the tournament against Russia on Sunday, so who would pick as your last line of defence?

Recently Sam Cosentino of Rogers Sportsnet said he wouldn't be surprised if Mark Visentin was the starter for Canada on Boxing Day. Visentin did get 2 of the 3 starts in pre tournament play and is very familiar to head coach Dave Cameron. Olivier Roy is the more experienced of the two, although neither have played in the tournament, and it's rare for a non 19 year old tender to lead the charge.

The Oilers prospect was very sharp against the Swiss and coming into camp was the #1 goaltender so I expect the Russians to face the future Oiler on Boxing Day.

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