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Duncan Keith and Shea Weber have been Canada's two most dependable defensemen in the Olympic tournament.
While Weber has impressed with his explosive shot and his solid defensive play, Keith continues to show that there is nothing that he can't handle on the ice. He is superb in his own zone, and he often makes it look easy. He can make one deft maneuver with his stick to break up a play in the offensive zone, or he can throw his body in front of a shot to ruin a good scoring opportunity.
Keith carries the puck like few other defensemen. He has an excellent burst and superb change of direction. His one-timer and his ability to find teammates with crisp passes makes him one of the best offensive defensemen in the league.
Babcock had no doubt about Keith, and he has seen him play at a very high level. Keith has just one assist, but he has fired 12 shots on net. He also has a plus-four rating, which places him in a tie for second on the team in that category.
Keith has seen 106:04 of ice time, which is second on the team behind Weber. He is one of the best and most dependable players on Canada's team.