Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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12-07-2011, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by doakacola View Post
You lose all credibility by not having Ryan Kesler on this list. Healthy he is one of the top 10 players in the NHL.

Please stop your in 2010 only three players would have made crap, Miller - Rafalski - Parise - Kane - Kesler all would have been on a Canada/US hybrid.

Right now if you combined the US and Canada this is what you would get based on current talent IMO.

G - Miller - Thomas - Quick

D - Weber -Yandle - Letang - Suter - Doughty - J. Johnson - Myers

F - Crosby - Toews - Kesler - P. Kane - Perry - Getzlaf - Parise - Giroux -
JVR - Stall - Kessel - Seguin - Staal

Thats a lot more than 5 US players.
JVR would not make a combined team and he certainly wouldn't make it over even some of his American teammates left off, Bobby Ryan. Cannot imagine J. Johnson makes it over some other players not listed here as well.

With that being said my biggest problem with this is while I guess maybe Kesler is the fourth line guy. What is the checking line here. This team is built to be an all-star team with player that are not necessarily as good as a rounded team that could be built. I personally think both Dustin Brown and Mike Richards bring so many intangibles they would be on this roster.

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