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05-23-2012, 06:50 PM
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Team USA roster predictions in Sochi

Parise Stastny Kane
Ryan Pavelski Callahan
Brown Kesler Kessel
Malone Backes Okposo/Oshie

Pacioretty, Pominville, JVR, Langenbrunner



Suter E. Johnson
Orpik J. Johnson
Yandle MdDonagh

Whitney, Martin, Carlson, Gleason, Komisarek, Byfuglien

lots of choices at D



Quick
Miller
Thomas

Howard, Anderson



What do you think the roster should look like? Who should be moved around? And who should be there that isn't and who shouldn't be there?


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Parise-Stastny-Kane
Ryan-Pavelski-Kessel
Brown-Backes-Callahan (Shutdown line)
Pacioretty-Kesler-Kreider
Oshie, Pominville, vanRiemsdyk

Suter-McDonagh
Yandle-Byfuglien
Carlson-J. Johnson
E. Johnson, Fowler, Bogosian

Quick
Schneider
Miller

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

E. Johnson-Suter
Yandle-McDonagh
Carlson-Fowler
J. Johnson/Shattenkirk/Bogosian...so many choices

Quick
Miller
Howard

Really it is impossible to pick 2 years from now. Orpik might be too slow, especially for big ice. Fowler might become an elite defenseman. Pacioretty might be a consistent 70+ player. Stastny might continue to struggle. Stepan or Kreider could become stars. But this is my stab anyway. As intriguing as a Callahan/Backes/Brown line is, Pominville needs to be at least on the 3rd line. Kessel and Kane are just above him as RWers IMO. They might choose to go more defensive though but who knows.

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Well, I posted my roster, but I have some questions about the OP's. Do you really think Thomas can beat out Quick, Schneider, and Miller at nearly 40? I also don't see Malone getting another sniff. If Orpik makes it, I think he's just an extra. No way he's a top-four American defenseman in 2014. Langenbrunner probably won't be playing.

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Well, I posted my roster, but I have some questions about the OP's. Do you really think Thomas can beat out Quick, Schneider, and Miller at nearly 40? I also don't see Malone getting another sniff. If Orpik makes it, I think he's just an extra. No way he's a top-four American defenseman in 2014. Langenbrunner probably won't be playing.
i had thomas as the #3 goalie with quick as the 1

langenbrunner was one of the reserves, and i don't think he has much of a shot

malone and orpik are still good players, but i see what you mean. especially with the bigger ice


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i had thomas as the #3 goalie with quck as the 1

langenbrunner was one of the reserves, and i don't think he has much of a shot

malone and orpik are still good players, but i see what you mean.
Suter, Byfuglien, Yandle, McDonagh, Shattenkirk, Fowler, Bogosian, E. Johnson, J. Johnson, Carlson, and Faulk will all be better than Orpik by then, in my opinion.

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No on Byfuglien unless he's playing forward.

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how bout

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

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how bout

Parise Stastny Kane
Ryan Pavelski Kessel
Brown Kesler Callahan
Pacioretty Backes Pominville
Not bad at all. However, I'd put Backes on the second or third line. Maybe put him with Brown and Cally to shut people down.

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I'm not convinced they are going

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IU, do you mean you are not convinced NHL players will play?

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Correct, NHL players would be the 'they' in my sentence.

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it's more than 1 1/2 year away... I will post my thoughts later

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it's more than 1 1/2 year away... I will post my thoughts later
that's why it says predictions in the title big guy


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Correct, NHL players would be the 'they' in my sentence.
that would suck ass. the best players should be there


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Parise, Kessel, Kesler & Kane will make the team
Yandle & Suter too

Buff won't make it

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Parise-Stastny-Kane
Ryan-Pavelski-Kessel
Brown-Backes-Callahan (Shutdown line)
Pacioretty-Kesler-Kreider
Oshie, Pominville, vanRiemsdyk

Suter-McDonagh
Yandle-Byfuglien
Carlson-J. Johnson
E. Johnson, Fowler, Bogosian

Quick
Schneider
Miller


Only think I would do is take out Byfuglien and put in Fowler.

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You dummies, Kane will be the #1 C by then.


Meh, I hate the way Olympic Hockey uses 4 on 4 for overtime, ruins it for me.

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Only think I would do is take out Byfuglien and put in Fowler.
Putting Fowler in there makes the defense soft as hell.

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that's why it says predictions in the title big guy
So much can happen in 18 months that I found it a little pointless to suggest or argue lineups.

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So much can happen in 18 months that I found it a little pointless to suggest or argue lineups.
yeah i guess. there are stilll a good amount of players who will be there for sure or very likely be there, barring injury.

kane, parise, pavelski, stastny, suter, j. johnson, e. johnson, quick, miller, ryan, kesler, kessel, brown, callahan, backes

don't see the big deal with making some predictions. 18 months isn't that far off

maybe move the thread to the international boards?


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


Suter E. Johnson
Yandle McDonagh
Carlson J. Johnson
Whitney Bogosian


Quick
Miller
Howard

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I like Buff as a 4th line winger who plays in front of the net on the PP.

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Yeah, especially since Luongo may be the starter for Canada.

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Not really a USA hockey fan, but I'll take a shot:

Parise - Stastny - Kessel
Ryan - Kesler - Kane
Brown - Backes - Pavelski
Pacioretty - Stepan - Callahan
James VanRiemsdyk

HM: Jason Pominville, TJ Oshie, Blake Wheeler, Erik Cole

J. Johnson - Suter
Yandle - McDonagh
E. Johnson - Shattenkirk
Byfuglien

HM: Alex Goligoski, Cam Fowler, John Carlson, Brooks Orpik

Jonathan Quick
Ryan Miller
Jimmy Howard

HM: Tim Thomas (if he's still playing), Cory Schneider

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