High praise from Babcock

Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock spoke this morning, on TSN, about Drew Doughty’s selection to the team. Also, I’ll attach the full roster for Canada, for those who haven’t yet seen it. Here’s what Babcock had to say about Doughty…

BABCOCK: “The great players, they seem to just get better so fast. He’s a guy that plays with unbelievable poise. Great in his own zone. He’s a matchup guy, plays against the best players each and every night. We honed in on him, we watched him. Kevin Lowe spent a lot of time covering him, and in the end, we decided he was going to be a great fit. He’s a difference-maker. He can shoot the pill. He can get it going.”

FORWARDS
Patrice Bergeron (Boston); Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh); Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim); Dany Heatley (San Jose); Jarome Iginla (Calgary); Patrick Marleau (San Jose); Brenden Morrow (Dallas); Rick Nash (Columbus); Mike Richards (Philadelphia); Corey Perry (Anaheim); Eric Staal (Carolina); Joe Thornton (San Jose); Jonathan Toews (Chicago).

DEFENSEMEN
Dan Boyle (San Jose); Drew Doughty (Kings); Duncan Keith (Chicago); Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim); Chris Pronger (Philadelphia); Brent Seabrook (Chicago); Shea Weber (Nashville).

GOALIES
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver); Martin Brodeur (New Jersey); Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh).

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