Considering the list of players who turned down a chance to play in the worlds and the youth of the team, the Canadians did quite well, and were only a couple of goals from the gold medal game. Carter, Bergeron and Crosby were strong for most of the tournament, and represent part of a strong up-and-coming base for future international competitions like the World Cup and Olympics. Here are some of the players 25 and under that will be in their primes or early primes in 2010. I listed 55 forwards. Nash Brule Picard Getzlaf Lupul Perry Richards Carter Downie Bergeron Boyes Spezza Heatley Fisher Staal Williams Ladd Torres Stoll MA Pouliot Cogliano Hartnell Upshall Bernier Cheechoo Setoguchi PM Bouchard B Pouliot Bolland Blunden Tambellini Comeau O'Marra Weiss Horton Wolski Richardson Kobasew Boyd Chipchura Latendresse Stajan Crosby Roy Comrie Zajac Bourret J Staal Toews Brassard Esposito Little Tavares Sheppard C. Stewart Cammellari There will likely be nine or ten players from the above list with a solid chance of making the Olympic team, along with vets like Thornton, Iginla, Marleau, Smyth, Gagne, Tanguay, etc. Here's a list of 20 defencemen 25 and under with the best chance of making the Canadian blueline in 2010. Out of this group, it would be realistic to be looking at 4 blueliners to join the likes of Regehr, Redden, Neidermayer, Jovanovski, etc. Jackman Phaneuf Schultz Boynton Hamhuis Morrisonn Bouwmeester Eminger Daley Coburn Seabrook Weber Barker Green Staal Bourdon Sanguinetti Wishart Parent Foster Out of the 14 goalies, one and perhaps two (doubtful) will stand a chance of breaking Canada's top three for the Olympics. I suspect Brodeur will stioll be at the top of his game, and Luongo will be in his goaltending prime. So we need to pick two goalies from this list: Auld Danis Leclaire Emery Ward Pogge Price LeNeveu Fleury Crawford Dubnyk Plante Vincent Schaefer 10 forwards Four defencemen two goaltenders forwards Bergeron Spezza Heatley Nash Crosby Getzlaf Carter Richards Staal Horton defence Phaneuf Jackman Hamhuis Seabrook goalies Ward fleury I suspect the likes of Toews, Tavares, Brule and Brassard will be knocking hard on the door, and perhaps one of them will make the grade, most likely Toews if the team is looking for a solid all-around center for the team. I'm interested in seeing other people's projections on who they think are the 15 best young players with a shot of making the 2010 Canadian Olympic squad.