Corey Perry / Sidney Crosby <A> / Martin St. Louis
Rick Nash / Ryan Getzlaf / Dany Heatley
Mike Richards / Joe Thornton / Jarome Iginla <A>
Milan Lucic / Jonathan Toews / Shane Doan
Scott Niedermayer <C> / Chris Pronger
Mike Green / Duncan Keith
Shea Weber / Dion Phaneuf
Martin Brodeur / Roberto Luongo
Line 1 - LW Corey Perry C Sidney Crosby RW Martin St. Louis
Reason: In the 2005 World Juniors Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry were brilliant. I didn't add Patrice Bergeron to the 2005 mix but St. Louis has a hot shot that Crosby will be looking for.
Line 2 - LW Rick Nash C Ryan Getzlaf RW Dany Heatley
Reason: In the 2008 IIHF World Men's Hockey Championship these three lit the lamp the entire tournament...Even breaking a couple IIHF records. I think these big three forwards can carry the offense in the Olympics...Just as long as they stay healthy.
Line 3 - LW Mike Richards C Joe Thornton RW Jarome Iginla
Reason: Just like the top line I picked a playmaker to go on centre and have a scoring winger, Joe Thornton is the top set-up man in the NHL and Iginla, a former 50 goal scorer, will most likely do the trick. I added Mike Richards to the line-up to add some grit and energy.
Line 4 - LW Milan Lucic C Jonathan Toews RW Shane Doan
Reason: This is the 'Reliant Line', if there is too be a big hit to be made, Lucic is there, if there's a penalty to be killed, Toews is there, and if there needs to be a vertern leader available, Doan is there.
Extra - I picked Jeff Carter as my 13th forward, he has all the offensive abilities but there's just not enough room.
D-Pair 1 - OD Scott Niedermayer DD Chris Pronger
Reason: Scott Niedermayer still has a lot of gas in the tank, maybe one more chance at an Olympic medal will motivate the veteran. Chris Pronger is still a solid forward that can shut down almost any forward, just as long as he doesn't get too aggressive.
D-Pair 2 - OD Mike Green DD Duncan Keith
Reason: Mike Green had over 30 goals last season, and I don't think he's going to stop there. With Duncan Keith beside him these two pairings can do plenty of damage in the Olympics.
D-Pair 3 - OD Shea Weber DD Dion Phaneuf
Reason: I'm confident Dion Phaneuf can step up on the big stage, he can stay back in the play or step up and help 20 goal scorer Shea Weber offensively. We all know the damage they did back in the 2005 World Juniors.
Extra - My extra defenseman is Brent Burns, and I'm aware that the defense group is young, but they're also smart, and we can leave it up to the forwards to pick up on the scoring.
Starting Goalie - Martin Brodeur
Reason: The most wins by a goaltender, currently a few shutout shy of breaking Terry Sawchuk's record, why not let one of the greatest goalies of all time have the starting position?
Back-Up Goalie - Roberto Luongo
Reason: A solid goaltender for the Canucks, so let him play in the same arena...But on the bigger stage.
Third String Goalie - Marc-Andre Fleury
Reason: He just won the Stanley Cup, and is on a mission for another huge prize. He's playing hot right now and if he continues to play like he is, he might just get promoted up.
Considerations Vincent Lecavalier
Reason: He isn't playing like himself lately and if he wants to impress Steve Yzerman, he's got to pick up the pace.
Reason: Stripping away the captaincy for the Sharks must have been a motivation, if he continues to play the way he is, he could just crack the line-up.
Reason: Off to a slow start, but the former Stanley Cup Champion could easily turn it around.
Reason: He wasn't invited to the camp, and as of right now on injured reserve. He has a lot of skill to make the roster, but with Crosby and Thornton there, I see no need for another playmaker.
Reason: Fairly young and still in development, but as of late, forget that statement. He could have a slight chance on making Team Canada the way he is playing.
Reason: Plays a lot of minutes, but can he be fresh and make the right decisions on the ice come February?
Reason: Very offensively minded and speedy, but maybe Team Canada is looking for more solid shut down d-men. Dan Boyle can play impressive enough to make the line-up.
Reason: Still a young player, and playing defense isn't easy. Doughty is one of the smartest on the ice, but his youth could be a problem, he's a lock for the next Olympic roster.
Reason: Plenty of worthy defensemen from Canada, I guess he'll be left behind, unless he makes a strong case later on in the season.
Reason: The Carolina Hurricanes are off to a terrible start, and Cam Ward is the man to direct that team to a playoff spot, if he can't, he won't be wearing a red and white sweater.
Reason: Calder winner last year, but is he mature enough to play in the Olympics this year? He might have to decline this year and wait until the next Olympic games to shine.
These are my picks for the 2010 Team Canada Olympic Roster, please add comments. Thanks.