Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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10-06-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KevyD View Post
I think you may see something similar after 2014. I know the NHL in Korea (2018) is highly unlikely but, if they are, the best of the 2014 team will be in their 30's and I don't see anyone on the horizon capable of replacing that level of talent.

At least that is what I am hoping!

The team that was too young in 2010, will peak in 2014 and may be too old by 2018. If you are going to win Gold, Sochi is now!

I'd have to generally disagree.

We have a steady stream of talent coming through.

As for under 30s in 2018:

Erik Johnson
Phil Kessel
Kyle Okposo
Nick Foligno
Jamie McBain
Patrick Kane
James Van Riemsdyk
Ryan McDonaugh
Kevin Shattenkirk
Max Pacioretty
Zach Bogosian
Derek Stepan
Jake Gardiner
John Carlson
Nick Leddy
Chris Kreider
Cam Fowler

and who knows who will develop from the prospects that are coming up.

It's not going to be anything close to a team that fielded Rick DiPietro, John Grahame, Robert Esche, Jordan Leopold, John Liles, Erik Cole, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez and Mark Parrish as young in their prime talents.

2018 is far away but it's hardly a worry.

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