Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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10-11-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CloudReader View Post
Hard to beat the 1998 squad in terms of talent. That edition was basically the who's who of American hockey. The goaltending and maybe the lack of prime, nasty physical shutdown pieces hurts them in this comparison though. Your projected 3rd line just look absolutely nasty to play against.

Kesler ----- Modano
Stastny --- Roenick
Backes ---- Lafontaine
Oshie ----- Weight
Stepan ---- Otto

Kane --------- Hull
Kessel -------- Amonte
Brown -------- Guerin
Callahan ------ Deadmarsh
Pomminville --- Langenbrunner

Ryan ---- LeClair
Parise --- Tkachuk

Suter -------- Chelios
Yandle ------- Leetch
McDonaugh --- D. Hatcher
Fowler ------- Suter
Byfuglien ----- Schneider
Shattenkirk --- K. Hatcher
Scuderi ------ Carney
Johnson ------ Berard

Quick ------- Richter
Schneider --- Vanbiesbrouck
Miller -------- Hebert
The US has the biggest advantage where it matters most and thats in goal. I also prefer my 2 way forwards who can matchup against the high flying forwards of Canada and Russia.

We can do so much better than Pavelski and E.Johnson though IDK why everyone is slotting them in. Hopefully Torts and Burke realize this.

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