Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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01-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Rabid Ranger
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IMO, the U.S. brass will probably use the model that made this year's WJC team successful:

* Strong goaltending, which allows:
* A mobile, offensively gifted defense to take risks
* A strong-skating, but relatively blue collar forward group that as a group is stonger than it's individual parts
* Strong leadership

Here's who I envision:

Goaltenders (x3):

Jonathan Quick
Ryan Miller
Cory Schneider

Defense (x7):

Ryan Suter, Keith Yandle, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler

Forwards (x13):

Patrick Kane, Bobby Ryan, Zach Parise, Phil Kessel, Ryan Callahan, David Backes, Dustin Brown, JVR, Ryan Kesler, Max Pacioretty, Blake Wheeler, Derek Stepan, Joe Pavelski

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