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05-11-2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovetheflyers8 View Post
I think the U.S. will have a more impressive team for the olympics if the NHL participates. After trying to assemble a team based on my limited knowledge of the rest of the league, the U.S. isn't as deep as I hoped. It seems like the best depth they have is in defense and perhaps goalies if Miller is still good and Corey Crawford and Skille prove to be top goalies.

edit- I guess I agree that the U.S. isn't particularly strong though I think they can compete for a top 3 spot, but if Canada puts together a team that works well together, and takes the Olympic Games seriously they should definitely be able to medal.

Also the talent level of the NHL is pretty high as a decent number of players playing for the other major hockey countries play in the NHL, and there would likely be more if the playoffs weren't going on now, or the players chose to play in the World Cup.

Centers
Kesler
Paul Stastny
T.J. Oshie
Joe Pavelski
B. Dubinsky
B. Boyle

Right Wing
Bobby Ryan
Kessel
R. Callahan
Dustin Brown

Left Wing
Parise
JVR
D. Booth
Eric Tangradi
Max Paccioretty

Defense
K. Yandle
C. Fowler
Ryan Suter
J. Johnson
E. Johnson
K. Shattenkirk
John Carlson
T. Gleason

Goalie
Jack Skille
Corey Crawford
Jonathan Quick
Ryan Miller
Dude, Skille is a winger.

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