Team USA Roster announced

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  1. incawg

    incawg Registered User

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    Coach: Ron Wilson, San Jose Sharks
    General Manager: Larry Pleau, St. Louis Blues
    Assistant GM: Don Waddell, Atlanta Thrashers

    TEAM USA

    GOALIES S/C HT WT DOB TEAM
    Ty Conklin L 6-0 180 3/4/76 Edmonton Oilers
    Rick DiPietro R 6-0 190 9/19/81 New York Islanders
    Robert Esche L 6-1 210 1/22/78 Philadelphia Flyers

    DEFENSEMEN S/C HT WT DOB TEAM
    Chris Chelios R 6-1 190 1/25/62 Detroit Red Wings
    Derian Hatcher L 6-5 235 6/4/72 Detroit Red Wings
    Ken Klee R 6-0 214 4/23/71 Toronto Maple Leafs
    Brian Leetch L 6-0 185 3/3/68 Toronto Maple Leafs
    Jordan Leopold L 6-0 210 8/3/80 Calgary Flames
    Aaron Miller R 6-4 210 8/11/71 Los Angeles Kings
    Brian Rafalski R 5-10 190 9/28/73 New Jersey Devils
    Mathieu Schneider L 6-0 190 6/12/69 Detroit Red Wings

    FORWARDS S/C HT WT DOB TEAM
    Tony Amonte L 6-0 200 9/2/70 Philadelphia Flyers
    Jason Blake L 5-10 185 9/2/73 New York Islanders
    Craig Conroy R 6-2 197 9/4/71 Calgary Flames
    Chris Drury R 5-10 202 8/20/76 Buffalo Sabres
    Bill Guerin R 6-2 210 11/9/70 Dallas Stars
    Jeff Halpern R 6-2 202 5/3/76 Washington Capitals
    Brett Hull R 5-11 203 8/9/64 Detroit Red Wings
    Steve Konowalchuk L 6-2 204 11/11/72 Colorado Avalanche
    Jamie Langenbrunner R 6-1 200 7/24/75 New Jersey Devils
    Mike Modano L 6-3 205 6/7/70 Dallas Stars
    Jeremy Roenick R 6-1 196 1/17/70 Philadelphia Flyers
    Brian Rolston L 6-2 210 2/21/73 Boston Bruins
    Bryan Smolinski R 6-1 210 12/27/71 Ottawa Senators
    Keith Tkachuk L 6-2 231 1/28/72 St. Louis Blues
    Doug Weight L 5-11 201 1/21/71 St. Louis Blues
     
  2. Regency

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    Only 4 players under the age of 30 b/w forwards and defensemen.....
     
  3. ouch.
     
  4. William H Bonney

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    Only really surprised by Smolinski and Halpern. Good, diverse team though.
     
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    I'd glad DiPietro made it...will he start or will Esche? The local media is going to go nuts when they stick a mic in front of JR's face :) Can't wait till the training camp starts.
     
  7. ZadorovNJD*

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    No Gomez :shakehead

    Who needs a young player that lead the league in assists, has already recorded 2 70-point seasons, and been to the finals 3 times?
     
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    So Gomez didn't crack the team. He probably was unwise in not going to the World Championships.
     
  9. Gomez > Rolston, Halpren, Langenbrunner.
     
  10. Burke's Evil Spirit

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    Countdown to J-Mac getting in here and *****ing about no Gomez: 3...2...
     
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    Yeah, great logic by team USA. :banghead:
     
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    The U.S. has several playmaking centers. Gomez is not a great defensive player, so he wasn't going to have a role on the 3rd or 4th lines. He probably didn't do himself any favors by withdrawing from the WC's either.
     
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    Gomez and Malone would be nice to see, to add some youth to the team

    Hull is just washed up, he proved that in the Detroit/Calgary series
     
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    Thats probably it because I can't think of any other reason they would keep him off. Especially with the team aging as it is.
     
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    colonel_korn Luuuuuuuuuu....lay?

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    First time in a while John Leclair hasn't been on the team, eh?
     
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    No Scott Gomez !!
     
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    Are you the same guys complaining about Maltby and Draper being on Team Canada? Don't you get the point of a well rounded roster? This is a team being set-up to win a tournament, not an all-star team. Guys like Halpern and Rolston are going to great on the PK and in checking the other team's top lines.
     
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    Ya! Haven't we all learned from the great Herb Brooks on how to win a tournament?

    It's a Miracle! :joker:
     
  19. Rabid Ranger

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    Who cares? This team is built for winning the World Cup THIS YEAR. It's not like this group of players will be together forever.
     
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    Yeah, but it's not all that suprising.

    LeClair forgot where the net was located.
     
  21. I was talking about offensively. not defensively.

    Of course you have to have your defensive players.
     
  22. Rabid Ranger

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    Who was he going to displace at center? Not Modano, Roenick and Weight. It came down to him and Craig Conroy, and there's no way Conroy was going to be left off the team. Conroy, Halpern, and Rolston will make a killer 4th line.
     
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    USA is gonna get hammered LMAO
     
  24. William H Bonney

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    The difference is that Gomez is a playmaking center, and while he is a budding superstar, he's not going to play over Modano or Roenick or Weight in that role. No one will argue that Gomez isn't a better playmaker, scorer than Rolston, Halpern, or Langenbruner, but they were chosen to play specific roles. This team was built in the same manner as Team Canada, because there are a buttload of Canadians far more talented then Draper or Maltby.
     
  25. Iginla will have fun playing against Hatcher. :handclap:
     
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