Possable 2010 US Olympic team

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  1. Johnny Snake Eyes

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    Just wanted to know what you guys thought on the potential us '10 olympic team.

    Forwards:
    Cole
    Gomez
    Gionta
    Drury
    Kessel
    Ryan
    Stansty
    Blake
    O'Sullivan
    Knuble
    Kane
    JVR
    Okposa
    Muller

    Defense:
    E+J Johnson
    Liles
    Leapold
    Rafalski
    Schneider

    Goalies:
    Miller
    Dipietro
     
  2. Ronnie Bass

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    No way Parise doesn't make this team.
     
  3. CDeeps

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    I would take out Schneider for either Ryan Whitney or Mike Komisarek. Brian Rolston instead of Mike Knuble.
     
  4. Rabid Ranger

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    Here's my picks:

    Forwards (x13):

    Paul Stastny
    Zack Parise
    Scott Gomez
    Brian Gionta
    Chris Drury
    Erik Cole
    Dustin Brown
    Phil Kessel
    Chris Higgins
    Brian Rolston
    Patrick O'Sullivan
    Drew Stafford
    Peter Mueller


    Defense (x7):

    Ryan Whitney
    Keith Ballard
    John-Michael Liles
    Mike Komisarek
    Matt Carle
    Jack Johnson
    Brian Rafalski

    Goaltenders (x3):

    Rick DiPietro
    Ryan Miller
    Jimmy Howard
     
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  5. Johnny Snake Eyes

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    ryan whitney is a lock if he keeps playing like he is now, i forgot about him
     
  6. AmericanDream

    AmericanDream GO JETS GO!!

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    A little bit too far off to really tell, especially with so many young Americans coming in this year and next, but I find it absolutely hard to believe that noone put Drew Stafford on that team. He will be Joel Otto reincarnated, but with much more scoring ability...you need a guy like him with so many smaller forwards.

    My Team if I was GM would be.

    Forwards
    Chris Drury
    Brian Gionta
    Erik Cole
    Jason Blake
    Ryan Malone- he will bounce back and be an elite power forward!
    Mike Knuble
    Drew Stafford
    Zach Parise
    Phil Kessel
    Dustin Brown
    Lee Stempniak
    David Legwand- next Mike Modano..can't believe noone had him either.
    Paul Stastny

    Defense
    Ryan Whitney
    Matt Carle - what more does this guy need to do to get respect. d-game will come.
    Mike Komisarek
    Jack Johnson
    Keith Ballard
    Matt Greene
    Erik Johnson

    Goalies
    Ryan Miller
    Rick Dipietro
    Jimmy Howard

    Honorable mentions- Pat Kane, Higgins, Rolston, Pavelski, Liles, Welch, and Lashoff..and...umm Chelios!!

    You almost have to look at what Canada can put out there, and the size of the bulk of their forwards. The US has too many smaller sized forwards. I know it would be on Olympic ice, so speed will help, but you still need bodies to compete against guys like Nash, Gagne, Staal, Thorton, etc.. The US needs bigger guys to step up, and thats why you have to have Knuble, Stafford, Cole, and Malone. No love for Legwand out there either I see. Can't bank on Tim Connolly ever being healthy, but if so he needs to be mentioned too.

    Lines
    1. Gionta, Legwand, Stafford
    2. Knuble, Drury, Stastny
    3. Blake, Kessel, Cole
    4. Stempniak, Parise, Brown/Malone

    1. Whitney, Komisarek
    2. Ballard, Carle
    3. J. Johnson, E. Johnson
    4. Greene

    Miller starts every game, bottom line.
     
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    I'm not gonna criticize your post in anyway, but just so you know (and anyone else who reads this) the 2010 Olympics will be played on NHL sized ice.
     
  8. AmericanDream

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    Are you sure of this? I thought that it still will be on Olympic Sized ice even in Vancouver. If not, then my fault on that, but then that makes my point even more so, that YOU NEED BIGGER PLAYERS to compete with Canada.

    I have all the 02' games on tape, I will watch them and see if Salt Lake City had Olympic Ice.
     
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    Salt Lake City most certainly had international sized ice, but Vancouver will not.
     
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    Where's Chris Chelios? :sarcasm:
     
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    Small point, but could we change the spelling of this thread's title.....before 2010 gets here ?
     
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    DiPietro will be the starter.
     
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    possable?????

    what?

    read books, go to school, learn to write
     
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    Reed boox.......go to skool...laern to right
     
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    Really ? After a less then stellar performance in Turin ? I believe that Miller is a (slightly) better goalie then RDP right now. Let's wait until 2009 or 2010 before we annoint one of these two. But, rest assured, the starter will be one of these 2.
     
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    I would be shocked if Chris Higgins and Mike Komisarek aren't on the team.


    overall, looks like a pretty darn good team, might we see a rematch of Salt Lake City?
     
  17. AmericanDream

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    well it definitely should be, too much talent coming into the league to not be.

    I take it your a Montreal fan from other posts, how is Chris Higgins doing?

    His numbers are not what I expected from him this year. I heard he has been battling some injuries, but this was THE kid that I thought would put up 35 goals and 75 points this year. Any take on why the numbers are down, and why do you believe Higgins should make the US squad in 2010?? I left him off the 2010 squad because I wasn't sure why his numbers weren't better. 21 goals isn't too bad, but not what I expected from him.

    The U.S. has a lot of very talented players, but very few if any stars right now. Maybe Kane, O'Sullivan, Schremp, Ryan, JVR, Boyle, Oshie, Mueller, Okposo, Kessel, and the Johnsons can turn into that, but if the U.S. is to compete with Canada, then we need to start producing top flight stars which we are sadly lacking.

    Cole, Legwand, Parise, Gionta, Blake, Drury, Rolston, and Gomez aren't stars. They are our most offensively talented players, and I love em' all, but none would be considered stars right now.
     
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    Legwand over a Gomez? Wow. You must really not like his game or you just plain forgot. But I would be keeping Gionta and Gomez on the same line, especially if The devils resign them.
     
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    Agree, when compared to what Canada has, we just aren't anywhere near there.For some strange reason, it seems like the U.S. really regressed in talent over the past ten years; very strange because hockey went through a relative boom in the past 20 years.

    I do happen to think that at least a few of our youngsters will turn into legitimate stars and we wil have a player or two in the top 10 scoring within the next 3 or so years.
     
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    Parise will be a star. The other guys are just really good players.
     
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    Keep an eye on Danny Fritsche
     
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    I love Gomez, and no I did not forget him. Simply put, there are way too many smaller forwards that this team could have, and I like Legwand over Gomez for his overall talent, and game breaking speed. Why is Legwand such a shock? He is playing on a pretty stacked team where ice-time is limited, and finished what 3rd or 4th in scoring for U.S. born players??

    If Chicago or someone else can sign Gomez out of New Jersey, then he has a chance to be a top 10 scorer, but as long as he gets stiffled in NJ, I don't see him making this team, especially if Tim Connolly is healthy, which he looks amazing already.
     
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    He's a gimmie, he's already been named captain and everything.
     
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    Not saying Parise won't be a star, I said none of these players currently are stars. And again, as long as Parise plays in N.J. just like Gomez and Gionta, their full potential and talent will never be reached.
     
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    Ryan Suter?

    Too many offensive defensemen on the team IMO.
     

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