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laundryman 01-02-2013 05:57 PM

Team USA 2014: As selected by HF Boards!
 
I want to thank everyone who voted. I put together a mock lineup. Reserve players are in parentheses

Forwards

Parise - Kesler - Kane
Ryan - Pavelski - Kessel
Pominville - Stastny - Pacioretty
Brown - Backes - Callahan

(T.J. Oshie, Blake Wheeler)

Defense

Ryan Suter - Keith Yandle
Ryan McDonagh - John Carlson
Jack Johnson - Erik Johnson

(Kevin Shattenkirk )

Goalies:

Johnathan Quick

(Ryan Miller)
(Cory Schneider)

So what's everyone think of the roster?

zombi 01-02-2013 06:01 PM

Until Schneider can prove himself as a legit #1, I'd put Howard in his place.

WhatThePuck 01-02-2013 06:03 PM

They have a very good 4th line.
3 Captains.

Izzy 01-02-2013 06:05 PM

That 4th line is legit deadly.

3rdlineglory 01-02-2013 06:09 PM

That's a really solid team right there with wing, goal, and the top 4 being the obvious strengths.

Tkachuk4MVP 01-02-2013 06:11 PM

Damn that team looks awesome, can't wait for 2014!

Kershaw 01-02-2013 06:14 PM

Looks decent, but don't think quite on par with Canada/Sweden/Russia.

Mr. Canucklehead 01-02-2013 06:16 PM

It's been said, but holy hell - that fourth line would give opposing teams nightmares.

Czech Trio 01-02-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57027553)
Looks decent, but don't think quite on par with Canada/Sweden/Russia.

Its not all about the best players, but the right players (loosely taken from Miracle/Herb)

SephF 01-02-2013 06:18 PM

I don't really like the second or third d-pairing TBH.

Cashville 01-02-2013 06:19 PM

Not bad, though probably still struggling for a bronze. I want a 2010 repeat! I know everyone on HFBoards has a short memory, but that finals OT game against Canada had to be one of the best ever. I lost my **** when Parise tied the game with seconds left, then lost it again when the Kid won it for CAN in OT.

SephF 01-02-2013 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cashville (Post 57027707)
Not bad, though probably still struggling for a bronze. I want a 2010 repeat! I know everyone on HFBoards has a short memory, but that finals OT game against Canada had to be one of the best ever. I lost my **** when Parise tied the game with seconds left, then lost it again when the Kid won it for CAN in OT.

I let out the longest most audible sigh ever when Parise tied it up.

Cashville 01-02-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SephF (Post 57027751)
I let out the longest most audible sigh ever when Parise tied it up.

I won't derail the thread anymore, but this video is so awesome haha. The US reactions to Crosby scoring are sadface though.


Tkachuk4MVP 01-02-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57027553)
Looks decent, but don't think quite on par with Canada/Sweden/Russia.



Heard that in 2010 as well, and I actually think this U.S. team is better on paper.

Beukeboom Fan 01-02-2013 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tortorella (Post 57027553)
Looks decent, but don't think quite on par with Canada/Sweden/Russia.

Agree still being behind Canada - but I think they'd be in real solid shape compared to Sweden/Russia. Big ice surface will obviosly be an impact - but I think the USA would be more solid overall than Sweden or Russia.

Can a more informed international poster give projected roster for Team Sweden & Russia? Seems like gaps in net for Russia, and the blueline for both rosters, but maybe there are players I'm overlooking.

Gigantor The Goalie 01-02-2013 06:32 PM

Kesler as the number 1 centre? Didn't Stastny prove to have chemistry with Parise in 2010? Or was that another centerman?

Forwards look good, not terribly impressed though by the defence.

3rdlineglory 01-02-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cashville (Post 57027707)
Not bad, though probably still struggling for a bronze. I want a 2010 repeat! I know everyone on HFBoards has a short memory, but that finals OT game against Canada had to be one of the best ever. I lost my **** when Parise tied the game with seconds left, then lost it again when the Kid won it for CAN in OT.

I'm not too worried. This projected team is better on paper than the 2010 team. Last time there were a lot old players and young players. A lot of the players on this team will be in their late twenties or early thirties.

SimplySensational 01-02-2013 06:37 PM

It would be interesting to see if there is season this year and if Galchenyuk can establish himself and make the team.

tsujimoto74 01-02-2013 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoytoSakic (Post 57028069)
Kesler as the number 1 centre? Didn't Stastny prove to have chemistry with Parise in 2010? Or was that another centerman?

Forwards look good, not terribly impressed though by the defence.

Yeah. He's clearly the US's best playmaking center, and one of our best playmaking forwards in general. He'll be in the top 6 for sure.

I feel like USA's defense might not be all that intimidating now, but it could be by the time the Olympics are actually here. Lots of young players there who've got more room to improve.

Hanke 01-02-2013 07:31 PM

Such a young team. The defense looks alittle weak to me. I think they will struggle against the powerhouse Canada and Russian teams.

Hennessy 01-02-2013 07:35 PM

I think we all looked at that 4th line and said, "Holy pancakes!" Or the like.

Scottrockztheworld* 01-02-2013 07:38 PM

That fourth line :amazed:


I'd switch the lines up a bit (mostly the C position)


Parise - Stastny - Kessel
Ryan - Kesler - Kane
Pominville - Pavelski - Pacioretty
Brown - Backes - Callahan

dwanmaster* 01-02-2013 07:50 PM

As great as that fourth line is, think of
Brown-Oshie-Callahan

JayKing 01-02-2013 07:54 PM

Needs more Buff

sabresfan129103 01-02-2013 07:58 PM

Not a big fan of Jack Johnson. I would move Shattenkirk into the top 6 and make Bogosian the #7.


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