I just realized Pavelski is an American player. You guys think he will make the Olympic team next year? I think he has a good shot at it. At the championships he only played in 5 games with only 2 pts, but he averaged the 3rd most minutes among forwards behind Dustin Brown and Patrick O'Sullivan.
Jack Johnson tore it up with 5 goals in 9 games probably earning himself a spot on the Olympic team, Liles lead the team in points with 9 and shoul make the team, Brown is a lock and had 8pts. Team finished 4th which isn't too bad since they were extremely young and lost to Russia and Sweden on late PP goals. Not too shabby considering Esche was our starting goaltender.
I can't wait for Olympics next year, the Americans have more or less had the same int'l team for a decade but I think they are going to go real young with the next wave of players. The 2010 team should be wayyy better then the Turin team, maybe as good as the SLC team.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on May 11, 2009 at 1:38 AM ]