Thread: WJC: Roster Talk '13 U.S.A.
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12-12-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
The thing is, if the lockout ends and the US loses Galchenyuk, we won't be hurt nearly as much as some other teams despite losing one of our best players. Russia would lose Grigorenko (with Hodgson and Ennis both injured, Buffalo would have no choice) and Yakupov, Canada would likely lose RNH, Huberdeau, and Hamilton. The overall strength of our roster should still be as competitive as it would've been, especially with our strong D and goalies still being there.
I think Canada would be the most hurt.

Likely Hamilton, Strome, Nugent-Hopkins and Huberdeau would be gone.

Russia would be hurt with Yakupov and Grigorenko.

After that?

Does Minnesota really think Brodin is ready for action? Washington and Forsberg? I don't think either of those guys is ready to contribute to an NHL team but maybe.

So Sweden and Finland could be untouched. Russia could be close to crippled, and Canada has enough depth that it probably shouldn't kill them.

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