Sochi 2014 Roster Predictions
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03-01-2010, 05:59 PM
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??? Given the way he played with Crosby and Nash in their few shifts together in the Norway game, this line combination would not happen. And, given his overall play this Olympics, Bergeron is already a long-shot to make the 2014 team. The guy can (and probably will) improve, but his performance over the last two weeks has to be a knock against him already...
Yeah surely 4 years from now there will be better options than guys like Bergeron, Penner, Sharp, Bolland, and maybe Lucic. That just looks like a team where if you were to make a team Canada today while cutting the SJ line, Morrow, and all the last minute cuts like Lecavailer, St. Louis, Doan, Smyth, Savard, Spezza, etc.
Many of those players will still be kicking around at a high level for Socchi. In addition, there are plenty of great players under 25 playing in the NHL of various value that could still break out and make an impact like: Tavares, Duchene, Zajac, Horton, Neal, J.Staal, C.Stewart, Gagner, Giroux, Perron, Benn, Brassard, Bailey, Little, E.Kane, Setoguchi, Boychuk, Bozak, etc. Plus a number of hot shot prospects that will soon be making the NHL and could have an outside shot at making it like Hall, Hodgson, Eberle, and Schenn.
Rather than penciling in a full line up I think you can only realistically look at who will make up the core of the team, which is likely: Crosby, Staal, Nash, Toews, Getzlaf, Perry, Stamkos, and Richards. So something like:
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