Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-18-2013, 12:59 AM
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I like Peters team but I'd make one change in the forward group. I still like Jason Pominville over James van Riemsdyk and bump Pacioretty down a line.

Parise-Kesler-Kane
Pominville-Pavelski-Kessel
Pacioretty-Backes-Ryan
Oshie-Stastny- Brown
Callahan

I'm not huge on Stastny, but right now I don't see another center knocking him off the team.

Pominville and Kane essentially take the center's creative duties, but on the wings. Kesler and Pavelski are both skilled, can score and provide excellent defensive presence. The 3rd line provides a large physical yet skilled counter weight to any team. The top 3 lines can all score and are all defensively very solid.




The other guys I'd swap with Peters team is Faulk for Shattenkirk and Yandle for Byfuglien. I personally just have never been a huge fan of Byfuglien's game for whatever reason. I think Yandle is a perfect 7th defenseman to add an outstanding offensive game. I've also never been high on Shattenkirk's game as well, but I'm in a major man crush with Faulk.

Suter-Johnson
McDonaugh-E. Johnson
Orpik-Faulk
Yandle


The goalies look fine except I see

Quick
Miller
Schneider

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