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04-10-2013, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
If you expand the field, based on the "mental, physical, chemistry, and coaching" criteria to include "average" and "below average" players, then Canada could easily field as many as 20 medal-contending teams. This estimate is based on the fact that there are more than 500 Canadian players in the NHL.
You drill down enough and you get a reshuffled NHL.

Hell you could put together 2 US Teams that could medal if spread out. For instance:

Team A/B Candidates

G - Miller - Anderson - Quick - Schneider - Bishop - Thomas

D - Buff - Suter - Johnson - Johnson - Yandle - McDonagh - Orpik - Shattenkirk - Carlson
Bogosian - Faulk - Gleason - Wisniewski - Jones

F - Kesler - Kane - Pavelski - Backes - Stepan - Galchenyuk - Legwand - Umberger
Parise - JVR - Pacioretty - Booth - Saad - Wheeler - Malone - Kreider - Kessel - Ryan
Brown - Callahan - Gionta - Stafford - Stastny - Bjugstad - Coyle - Palmieri

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