Projected US Olympic Roster:
Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
Max Pacioretty - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Bobby Ryan - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan
Dustin Brown - Alex Galchenyuk - Blake Wheeler
Ryan Suter - Keith Yandle
Dustin Byfuglien - Jack Johnson
Paul Martin - Ryan McDonagh
Just Missed: Justin Faulk
Starter - Jonathan Quick
Backup - Ryan Miller
Its a pretty good squad, very young too. Only skaters over 30 is Paul Martin, and I only put him over Faulk because I wanted to add a veteran. For Forwards, someone like Backes or Legwand may be picked over Galchenyuk/Wheeler to add veteran leadership as well.
Our forwards are a bit undersized and our centers are below par, but otherwise it should be one of the top forward groups.
On defense, we should also have one of the top 3 groups. Lot of guys that are two-defenseman and great skaters, prefect for Olympic game.
On goalies, we should be one of the top 3 groups as well.
1. USA (Quick)
2. Sweden (Lundqvist)
3. Finland (Rask? Incredibly deep)
4. Canada (Crawford?)
5. Switzerland (Hiller)
8. Czech Republic
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Jun 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM ]