Every time the Olympics rolls around Team Canada uses a lot of centers on the wing because of the strength down the middle. I compiled the following team using only wingers on their appropriate wings. I know everyone doesn’t buy into it but I’m a believer in chemistry so I’ve used teammates whenever possible. The italics are who I think would be a bubble player for the actual team. They are based on projected skill a year from now in time for the Sochi Olympics.
Hartnell Giroux Perry
E. Staal Crosby Neal Hall Stamkos Eberle
Nash Toews Seguin
Here are the bubble and or lock centers that were left off of the team Getzlaf Bergeron
M. Richards (lock)
Here are the wingers that were left off of my team. Some were because of age, some because of the game that they play not translating to the big ice, others just because I preferred to keep linemates together opposed to BPA.
Clowe E. Kane
Marleau 34 Iginla 36 St. Louis 38
Hey mods, I'm not sure where to put this so if you want to move it feel free.