Babcock: Subban, Hamhuis Don’t Have a Chance

After Team Canada’s 2-1 overtime win over Finland in the final preliminary round game of the Sochi Olympics, head coach Mike Babcock was admittedly happy with his defense’s performance. So much so that he was pretty blunt about the fact that he doesn’t plan on changing his back-end lineup anytime soon.

“I’m going to be honest with you, Hamhuis and P.K. don’t really have a chance,” Babcock said to NHL.com’s Arpon Basu.

Babcock’s top six defensemen are Duncan Keith, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty, Jay Bouwmeester, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Alex Pietrangelo. With those six names, no one can blame Babcock for wanting to stay with the status quo, and keep the good times rolling.

Of course, we’ll see if Babcock feels any need to change his lineup should the team struggle in the quarterfinal contest on Wednesday between the winner of Switzerland and Latvia.

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Topics: 2014 Sochi Olympics, Dan Hamhuis, Hockey, Mike Babcock, P.K. Subban, Team Canada

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