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02-07-2013, 12:08 PM
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Parise - Ryan - Kane
Pominville - Stastny - Kessel
Pacioretty - Kesler - Brown
Callahan - Backes - Pavelski
Galchenyuk

Suter - Yandle
McDonagh - Carlson
J. Johnson - Shattenkirk
Fowler/Bogosian/EJ

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02-07-2013, 12:33 PM
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Craig Anderson needs to be your starter. So underrated

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02-07-2013, 12:41 PM
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Unless I did my math incorrectly, Pominville's the 4th highest scorer among eligible Americans over the past 2.25 seasons. Is he really a tweener?
No. He absolutely should be on this team. He's just severely underrated because his numbers aren't gaudy enough, his team isn't good enough, and he doesn't make many flashy plays.
He's one of the best passers/playmakers available to the US and plays a strong two-way game. I don't see how he misses unless he's injured.

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02-07-2013, 01:09 PM
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Pominville absolutely should be on the team

30 goals last season and 2nd amongst Americans in points, and is off to a great start right now. On top of his scoring abilities, he is very solid defensively and is a captain as well. The US team doesn't have enough scoring ability to leave him off the team.

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02-07-2013, 01:16 PM
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I know one thing, like 2010 Olympics, Kessel will go in with a top 6 role and by the end of the tourney, be in the bottom 3rd as far as time on ice.

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02-07-2013, 01:31 PM
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I guess I'm biased, but I don't really understand Carlson over Leddy. Carlson is a year older, so at the moment he has a longer track record and scored the big goal in 2010. But Leddy is the better defenseman right now.

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02-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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Pominville absolutely should be on the team

30 goals last season and 2nd amongst Americans in points, and is off to a great start right now. On top of his scoring abilities, he is very solid defensively and is a captain as well. The US team doesn't have enough scoring ability to leave him off the team.
I disagree with only your last point. Did you mean at center/or playmaking? Because Kane, Kessel, Ryan, Kesler, Backes can all put up serious points. Then again Kane Kessel and Ryan are the only real threats coming up the wings.

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02-08-2013, 12:20 AM
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who are up and comer's around the leauge? (long shots/2018 possibly)...for ducks we have kyle palmeri, emerson etem and gibson in net..i would also throw jones,trouba,jt miller, jack campbell,kreider,kristo (?)....others?

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02-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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Craig Anderson needs to be your starter. So underrated
Over Quick...?

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02-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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Ryan - Parise - Kane
Kessel - Pavelski - Pacioretty
Callahan - Backes - Brown
Oshie - Kesler - Pominville
Stastny

Yandle - Suter
McDonagh - J.Johnson
Shattenkirk - Orpik
Bogosian

Quick
Miller
Howard
Sick lineup. If Anderson keeps up this play I'd throw him in too in place of Miller or Howard...

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02-08-2013, 12:27 AM
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We will have to see how Howard does now that he's not behind a great defensive team anymore.

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02-08-2013, 12:36 AM
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If Brown, Backes, and Callahan on a line together isn't a horrifying prospect for the opposition...

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02-08-2013, 12:50 AM
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Parise-Kesler-Kane
Ryan-Statsny-Kessel
Pacioretty-Pavelski-Brown
Oshie-Backes-Callahan
Galchenyuk-(the more I think about it I'd take the offensive center)

Suter-Shattenkirk
McDonagh-E.Johnson
Yandle-J. Johnson
Leddy or Orpik

Buff is just not good enough defensively imo. With Suter, Shattenkirk, Yandle and J.Johnson we are good on the pp.

Quik
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02-08-2013, 01:02 AM
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Jelly of your goalies.

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02-08-2013, 01:05 AM
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Parise-Kesler-Kane
Ryan-Statsny-Kessel
Brown-Backes-Callahan
JVR-Pavelski-Oshie
Patches

Suter-Yandle
McDonagh-Fowler
JJ-Shattenkirk
Carlson

Quick
Miller
Howard

Possible JVR on the off and Ryan moved around too.

Mix and match Kesler and Kane with the bottom two as see fit because of their opposing skillsets. If rosters expand Pominville and maybe, just maybe Seth Jones.


that line would suck to play against in the nhl. might not translate quite as well in the olympics

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02-08-2013, 01:15 AM
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Craig Anderson needs to be your starter. So underrated
Not over Quick he's not.

I'll take him over Howard, though.

Never thought I'd see the day where America's goalies were better/deeper than Canada's.

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that line would suck to play against in the nhl. might not translate quite as well in the olympics
They were 3 of the best players on the last team...can't see why it wouldn't work this time.

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02-08-2013, 01:16 AM
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Jelly of your goalies.
Price and Luongo are just as good as Quick/Miller or Quick/Anderson whatever it is. Most of the elite goaltenders like these guys are basically the same and their stats just change depending on how the team plays in front of them.

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02-08-2013, 02:29 AM
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Can we just have a brown kesler backes line please, pretty please. Just watching that line on the ice together would be the most wonderful thing ever.

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02-08-2013, 02:37 AM
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I guess I'm biased, but I don't really understand Carlson over Leddy. Carlson is a year older, so at the moment he has a longer track record and scored the big goal in 2010. But Leddy is the better defenseman right now.
Leddy shouldn't even be discussed for this team. They have at least 15 better options defensively.

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02-08-2013, 03:45 AM
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I'm biased, but Jake Gardiner certainly has the talent to be there.. if not in 2014 in 2018 for sure

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02-08-2013, 04:41 AM
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Jack Johnson is absolutely awful on the defense. He costs his team much more in his own zone than he can produce on the offense. The US has enough quality d-men to leave him off the team.

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02-08-2013, 04:54 AM
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I get that JJ gets an A for effort, but this is a tournament with the best we're talking about. The guy is absolutely awful in his own zone.


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02-08-2013, 05:01 AM
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With your goaltending, your D will probably look better than Canada's, as sad as I am to admit it.
I agree USA's goaltending is better with more depth. But, I am completely comfortable and confident with Carey Price in between the pipes and that he can play as well as any goalie in the world. Fleury, not so much lol.

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02-08-2013, 05:23 AM
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Who is captain material out of the bunch? Brown, Backes, Callahan only NHL captains.
in 2010 the C was Langenbrunner with A's to Rafalski, Brown, Suter and Parise. So I figure for Sochi Brown, Suter and Parise will battle for the C with the other 2 getting an A, then possibly Callahan getting the other A if they go 4 A's again.

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02-08-2013, 06:52 AM
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We will have to see how Howard does now that he's not behind a great defensive team anymore.
We haven't been great defensively in four years.

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