Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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01-14-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rabid Ranger View Post
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
you think Paul Stastny isnt going to make this team?

he had a down year no doubt, but I really cant see him not making this squad right now...maybe if Stepan really "steps" it up this year then it could be a possibility I guess. I love Stepan and Pavelski as solid two way players, but when Stastny is on he is a tremendous player to have for our power play unit...

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