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The Official 2010 Vancouver Olympics Thread

The Olympics are on for the next two weeks. Sound off!

Links:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/
http://www.nbcolympics.com/hockey/index.html
http://www.nbcolympics.com/hockey/re...les/index.html

http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-hockey/
http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic...edule-results/

Any comments, suggestions, predictions, lineups, tweakings, news and injury reports, or general tomfoolery to get off your chest, related to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver?

The men's hockey tournament is February 16-28, 2010.

Rosters:

CANADA

P. # Player
G 1 Roberto Luongo
G 29 Marc-André Fleury
G 30 Martin Brodeur
D 2 Duncan Keith
D 6 Shea Weber
D 7 Brent Seabrook
D 8 Drew Doughty
D 20 Chris Pronger (A)
D 22 Dan Boyle
D 27 Scott Niedermayer (C)
L 10 Brenden Morrow
L 11 Patrick Marleau
R 12 Jarome Iginla (A)
R 15 Dany Heatley
C 16 Jonathan Toews
C 18 Mike Richards
C 19 Joe Thornton
C 21 Eric Staal
R 24 Corey Perry
C 37 Patrice Bergeron
C 51 Ryan Getzlaf
L 61 Rick Nash
C 87 Sidney Crosby (A)

SWEDEN

P. # Player
G 1 Stefan Liv
G 30 Henrik Lundqvist
G 50 Jonas Gustavsson
D 2 Mattias Öhlund
D 3 Douglas Murray
D 5 Nicklas Lidström (C)
D 6 Magnus Johansson
D 10 Henrik Tallinder
D 29 Johnny Oduya
D 39 Tobias Enström
D 55 Niklas Kronwall
R 11 Daniel Alfredsson
C 19 Nicklas Bäckström
C 20 Henrik Sedin
L 21 Peter Forsberg
L 22 Daniel Sedin
C 26 Samuel Påhlsson
R 27 Patric Hörnqvist
L 33 Fredrik Modin
C 40 Henrik Zetterberg
R 80 Mattias Weinhandl
L 91 Loui Eriksson
R 96 Tomas Holmström

USA

P. # Player
G 29 Jonathan Quick
G 30 Tim Thomas
G 39 Ryan Miller
D 3 Jack Johnson
D 4 Tim Gleason
D 6 Erik Johnson
D 7 Paul Martin
D 19 Ryan Whitney
D 20 Ryan Suter (A)
D 28 Brian Rafalski (A)
D 44 Brooks Orpik
L 9 Zach Parise (A)
L 12 Ryan Malone
R 15 Jamie Langenbrunner (C)
C 16 Joe Pavelski
C 17 Ryan Kesler
C 23 Chris Drury
R 24 Ryan Callahan
C 26 Paul Stastny
R 32 Dustin Brown (A)
C 42 David Backes
L 54 Bobby Ryan
R 81 Phil Kessel
R 88 Patrick Kane

RUSSIA

P Player DOB Club
G Ilya Bryzgalov 22.06.1980 Phoenix Coyotes, NHL
G Evgeni Nabokov 25.07.1975 San Jose Sharks, NHL
G Semyon Varlamov 27.04.1988 Washington Capitals, NHL
D Sergei Gonchar 13.04.1974 Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
D Denis Grebeshkov 11.10.1983 Edmonton Oilers, NHL
D Dmitri Kalinin 22.07.1980 Salavat Yulayev Ufa
D Konstantin Korneyev 05.06.1984 CSKA Moscow
D Andrei Markov 20.12.1978 Montreal Canadiens, NHL
D Ilya Nikulin 12.03.1982 Ak Bars Kazan
D Fedor Tyutin 19.07.1983 Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL
D Anton Volchenkov 25.02.1982 Ottawa Senators, NHL
F Maxim Afinogenov 04.09.1979 Atlanta Thrashers, NHL
F Pavel Datsyuk 20.07.1978 Detroit Red Wings, NHL
F Sergei Fedorov 13.12.1969 Metallurg Magnitogorsk
F Ilya Kovalchuk 15.04.1983 Atlanta Thrashers, NHL
F Viktor Kozlov 14.02.1975 Salavat Yulayev Ufa
F Evgeni Malkin 31.07.1986 Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
F Alexei Morozov 16.02.1977 Ak Bars Kazan
F Alexander Ovechkin 17.09.1985 Washington Capitals, NHL
F Alexander Radulov 05.07.1986 Salavat Yulayev Ufa
F Alexander Semin 03.03.1984 Washington Capitals, NHL
F Danis Zaripov 26.03.1981 Ak Bars Kazan
F Sergei Zinoviev 04.03.1980 Salavat Yulayev Ufa

FINLAND

P. # Player
G 30 Antero Niittymäki
G 33 Niklas Bäckström
G 34 Miikka Kiprusoff
D 5 Lasse Kukkonen
D 6 Sami Salo
D 18 Sami Lepistö
D 21 Janne Niskala
D 25 Joni Pitkänen
D 32 Toni Lydman
D 44 Kimmo Timonen (A)
R 8 Teemu Selänne (A)
C 9 Mikko Koivu
L 10 Niklas Hagman
C 11 Saku Koivu (C)
C 12 Olli Jokinen
L 15 Tuomo Ruutu
L 16 Ville Peltonen
R 20 Antti Miettinen
R 26 Jere Lehtinen
L 37 Jarkko Ruutu
C 39 Niko Kapanen
C 51 Valtteri Filppula
C 62 Jarkko Immonen

CZECH REPUBLIC

Tomas Vokoun 29
Ondrej Pavelec 31
Jakub Stepanek 33
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Marek Zidlicky 3
Zbynek Michalek 9
Roman Polak 5
Tomas Kaberle 15
Filip Kuba 17
Jan Hejda 35
Miroslav Blatak 44
Pavel Kubina 77
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Milan Michalek 9
Roman Cervenka 10
Tomas Plekanec 14
Petr Cajanek 16
Martin Havlat 24
Patrik Elias 26
Tomas Fleischmann 34
David krejci 46
Tomas Rolinek 60
Josef Vasicek 63
Jaromir Jagr 68
Martin Erat 91

SLOVAKIA

Jaroslav Halák (Montreal Canadiens/NHL)
Peter Budaj (Colorado Avalanche/NHL)
Rastislav Stana (Severstal Cerepovec/KHL).
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Zdeno Chára (Boston Bruins/NHL)
Milan Jurcina (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL)
Richard Lintner (Dinamo Minsk/KHL)
Andrej Meszároš (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL)
Andrej Sekera (Buffalo Sabres/NHL)
Lubomír Višnovský (Edmonton Oilers/NHL)
Martin Štrbák (HK MVD/KHL).
-----
Luboš Bartecko (Bern/Švajc.)
Branko Radivojevic
Martin Cibák (obaja Spartak Moskva/KHL)
Pavol Demitra (Vancouver Canucks/NHL)
Marián Gáborík (New York Rangers/NHL)
Michal Handzuš (Los Angeles Kings/NHL)
Marián Hossa (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL)
Marcel Hossa (Dinamo Riga/KHL)
Tomáš Kopecký (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL)
Žigmund Pálffy (HK 36 Skalica/SR)
Jozef Stümpel (Barys Astana/KHL)
Miroslav Šatan (Boston Bruins/NHL)
Richard Zedník (Lokomotiv Jaroslavl/KHL).

Germany


SWITZERLAND

P. # Player
G 1 Jonas Hiller
G 26 Martin Gerber
G 52 Tobias Stephan
D - Luca Sbisa
D 5 Severin Blindenbacher
D 7 Mark Streit (C)
D 16 Raphael Díaz
D 31 Mathias Seger
D 57 Goran Bezina
D 77 Yannick Weber
D 90 Roman Josi
R 10 Andres Ambühl
R 14 Roman Wick
R 18 Thomas Déruns
L 23 Thierry Paterlini
L 25 Thibaut Monnet
C 28 Martin Plüss
L 32 Ivo Rüthemann
C 35 Sandy Jeannin
L 39 Raffaele Sannitz
C 76 Hnat Domenichelli
R 86 Julien Sprunger
C 88 Kevin Romy


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So I was browsing today, and the strength of the US Olympic Team from the goal on out kind of whacked me upside the head. Consider:

Ryan Miller
Craig Anderson
Tim Thomas

Paul Martin
Ryan Suter
Brooks Orpik
Erik Johnson
Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi
Brian Rafalski

That's pretty damned good. I mean, they're screwed, but the back end is more than respectable.

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So I was browsing today, and the strength of the US Olympic Team from the goal on out kind of whacked me upside the head. Consider:

Ryan Miller
Craig Anderson
Tim Thomas

Paul Martin
Ryan Suter
Brooks Orpik
Erik Johnson
Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi
Brian Rafalski

That's pretty damned good. I mean, they're screwed, but the back end is more than respectable.
Screwed in what way? IMO, the U.S. will challenge for a medal.

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By all means, elaborate on the merits of their squad.

I think that their offense is going to have to rely too heavily on a few players to do some very heavy lifting (Kane, Parise, Gomez, Stastny) where other teams have depth at forward as a real strength. Miller is going to have to play out of his mind. Fortunately, he's looking like a strong Vezina candidate this year.

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On the plus side, Kessel is playing extremely well so far, and I've always been a fan of Langenbrunner, Kesler and Okposo.

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I only wish Canada could field 2 teams because I think both Canadian teams would challenge for a medal. I also think Sweden is going to turn a lot of heads.

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Team USA is going to be young, but if the team gels, things could go well. Especially if Miller plays like he has been; hard to question the 3 goalies...Anderson has played his way on to the team.

On D, hopefully, Martin is healthy and ready to play.

The other D in the mix: Whitney, Bogosian (19yo), Hainsey, Gilbert (I'd think Bogosian would get the nod before someone like Goligoski; no's: Ballard, Komisarek)

one set of lines I recently saw someone post:

Parise-Stastny-Kessel
Ryan-Gomez-Kane
Kesler-Pavelski-Brown
Malone-Modano-Langenbrunner

2 RWs in the mix: Gionta (wasn't invited to summer camp, IIRC, not sure I understood that decision), Okposo that I like and think have played well to date this NHL season, which has to help their cause

some other forwards: Callahan, Byfuglien, Oshie; It's unfortunate Booth is hurt. Backes season to date has not helped his cause.

I'm sure I'm missing someone, lol.


I read somewhere there are not going to be taxi squads?

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For the love of god don't let Green be selected for the Canadian squad.

I know it would be great for him and for Canada...just thinking big picture for this season.

That's all I have.

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For the love of god don't let Green be selected for the Canadian squad.

I know it would be great for him and for Canada...just thinking big picture for this season.

That's all I have.
I'm totally with you. The olympics are fun but man the SCP is all that matters to me. I wish no capitals players would go but what can you do.

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My prediction on medals

Canada gold
Sweden silver
Russia bronze

How would I like it

Russia gold
Finland silver
Sweden bronze

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Caps players under consideration for Olympic roster slots:

Canada: Green
Czech Republic: Fleischmann
Russia: Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov
Slovakia: Jurcina
Sweden: Backstrom

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Caps players under consideration for Olympic roster slots:

Canada: Green
Czech Republic: Fleischmann
Russia: Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov
Slovakia: Jurcina
Sweden: Backstrom
I think all those guys will make it except for Green. I think Green may be selected as the 7th defensmen but I doubt it, as good as he is I think Canada will go for guys who are a little better in their own zone. As a Canadian I wouldn't want to see Green get caught on the ice against Ovechkin or Malkin or Kovalchuk in a gold medal game.

Edit: Actually I don't think Varlamov is likely to make team Russia, maybe as the third string goalie.


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You have to think that Fleischmann has solidified what was a touch and go spot for the Czechs, with his play so far this season. That team will really surprise if it doesn't bow out early, though.

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Caps players under consideration for Olympic roster slots:

Canada: Green
Czech Republic: Fleischmann
Russia: Ovechkin, Semin, Varlamov
Slovakia: Jurcina
Sweden: Backstrom
Bolded seemed like locks to me. Might take an injury for Varly to make it but you never know..if he gets hot and continues winning. Don't the olympic squads carry 3 goalies. Would make sense to have one of them a young and up-and-coming for the future goaltender.

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So I was browsing today, and the strength of the US Olympic Team from the goal on out kind of whacked me upside the head. Consider:

Ryan Miller
Craig Anderson
Tim Thomas

Paul Martin
Ryan Suter
Brooks Orpik
Erik Johnson
Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi
Brian Rafalski

That's pretty damned good. I mean, they're screwed, but the back end is more than respectable.
Isn't Bogosian american? How bout that kid Doughty in LA? Too lazy to look it up.

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By all means, elaborate on the merits of their squad.

I think that their offense is going to have to rely too heavily on a few players to do some very heavy lifting (Kane, Parise, Gomez, Stastny) where other teams have depth at forward as a real strength. Miller is going to have to play out of his mind. Fortunately, he's looking like a strong Vezina candidate this year.
Obviously the U.S. isn't as strong up front (read: top six) as Canada or Russia, but overall, I think the forward group is going to give other teams fits. Burke and Co are putting an actual team together, not an all-star squad. I also like the (potential) make-up of the defense and the goaltending as it stands looks to be a strong suit. I don't in any way thinks the U.S. is a favorite for gold, but I do think they can compete for a medal.

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Isn't Bogosian american? How bout that kid Doughty in LA? Too lazy to look it up.
Doughty is Canadian.

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Obviously the U.S. isn't as strong up front (read: top six) as Canada or Russia, but overall, I think the forward group is going to give other teams fits. Burke and Co are putting an actual team together, not an all-star squad. I also like the (potential) make-up of the defense and the goaltending as it stands looks to be a strong suit. I don't in any way thinks the U.S. is a favorite for gold, but I do think they can compete for a medal.
Here's hoping!

Bogosian would be an interesting addition, but I'm not sure he makes it. Komisarek is another guy who could be a wild card, based more on past performance.

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Here's hoping!

Bogosian would be an interesting addition, but I'm not sure he makes it. Komisarek is another guy who could be a wild card, based more on past performance.
Yeah he is having a real bad year though and unfortunately for him Burke has seen him play every game this year. Last year he was very good though, he should have stayed in Montreal, he had a good thing going there and the fans loved him there (got him a starting position at the all-star game lol).

I think the U.S. will have good defense and goaltending but I think they only have so many high-quality scorers that will have a lot of pressure on them to score because there likely won't be tons of secondary scoring.

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I'm happy no one has gotten their hopes up for Osala's roster spot in Team Finland. 'Cause he isn't going to make the team. The Nhl.com projection has several other mistakes... Sami Kapanen, for one, is not a defenseman. You'd think after his respectable NHL-career NHL.com personnel should know that. And Selänne has no history at all in captaincy and he is not THE leader in Team Finland. Either one of the Koivu bros. will be the C, the other one will be A and Ville Peltonen, if he makes the team, will be the other A. If he doesn't, then maybe Jere Lehtinen.

Finland preaching in Caps forum ftw...

Semin being a golden god figure, the colour of my shirt in the *probable* Finland - Russia final is unsure

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seriously, quite the rant given the rest of the thread

fwiw, I almost listed Osala as under consideration, but I figured he was a real longshot this time around.

Doesn't look to me like anyone here cited that nhl.com piece you are referring to in your post; I haven't read it.

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Bump since this thread exists .

And the news being discussed in multiple places about roster updates.

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So I was browsing today, and the strength of the US Olympic Team from the goal on out kind of whacked me upside the head. Consider:

Ryan Miller
Craig Anderson
Tim Thomas

Paul Martin
Ryan Suter
Brooks Orpik
Erik Johnson
Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi
Brian Rafalski

That's pretty damned good. I mean, they're screwed, but the back end is more than respectable.
i was kind of thinking the opposite. USA's goaltending sitution is great, their top six are great, but their D is sort of underwhelming. i think one of their best assets is that a lot of USA's talent pool are alumni of really structured teams or have had success buying into a playoff type system.

if they're going to have a shot, they're going to need to get some good team chemistry and an airtight system together and have their goalie steal a game or two ...and not let joke johnson near the ice.

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Granted, USA doesn't have the talent that Russia and Canada boast, but they make up for it with speed, grit and goaltending.

I'm a bit surprised they're being overlooked to the extent they are.

They could very easily medal.

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TEB has Flash on Czech roster! Congrats!

More cash coming your way.

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