For the USA to Win Gold

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  1. MN_Gopher

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    We all know that for team USA to win gold they have to have a strong base of Minnesota born players. At least 70%. So we will not win this year but in 2010 we could be very strong. The forwrds are looking a bit thin but the blue line is solid.

    Up front: Parrish, Lanenbrunner, Parise, Mueller, Eaves, Oshie, Wheeler, Bochenski, Stoa, Okposo, Backes and Chad Roberg has an outside chance too.

    But on D. Leopold, Martin, Ballard, E. Johnson, Stuart, Pressieng, Lee, Niskanen, Goligoski, Thelen, Smaby

    Frazee, Hauser and Berkoel in the net.
     
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    Ouch, we're still quite far from Team Quebec...
     
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    so...for the USA to win gold, they'll have to wait minimum 4 years and still hope that no other country develops ANY good hockey players?

    i don't get the purpose of this thread. and frankly, i don't know who half the people you listed are.
     
  4. Russia and Canada already have better talent on paper in forward position.
    Who knows maybe Bobby Ryan will become 60 goal scorer.
     
  5. I agree
     
  6. Heat McManus

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    They're hockey players. Many of them first round picks (Or future first rounders). For somebody that has over 3,000 posts on a website run by Hockey's FUTURE that speaks volumes.

    I'm assuming you mean Jamie Langenbrunner. I don't see him having a chance in hell of making team USA in 2010.

    I can see Team USA 2010 including
    Gionta and Gomez Parise, Schremp, O'Sullivan, Kessel, Ryan, Skille, Fritsche

    on D - Leopold, Liles J. Johnson, E. Johnson, Lee, Martin, Stuart, Ballard and of course.....Chris Chelios.

    DiPietro or Miller in net. I don't see Montoya developing into Team USA go-to guy.
     
  7. MN_Gopher

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    This is not team USA people. All the people I listed are born in Minnesota, the state. If you look back at other team USA teams that won gold the majority of the players were from the state of Minnesota. So i thought we had to go back to our roots. Take a bunch of guys form Minnesota and a few from Boston and we will win gold again.

    The 55 team had 8 Minnesotians
    The 60 team had 9 Minnesotians
    The 80 team had 18 Minnesotians although only 13 i think played in the Olympic Games.
     
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    Don't further confuse Avsfan with first round prospects, he's already sobbing in his beer about the last draft where 9 Americans went in the first round.
     
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    This time around they need a repeat of Miracle on Ice. To have any chance to win in four years they need to get their younger players out there and playing more. They are doing that this time around with the team they picked, I was surprised Chelios was on the team, but I guess they figured his veteran leadership on the blueline would be good for the team.
     
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    Or just pick players that will form the best team. I don't give a River Rat's *** if they're from Boston or Minnesota as long as they are willing to play their heart out for the gold. That was the whole point behind Herb Brooks' team building.
     
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    ???????????

    What does the make-up of the '80 and '60 olympic teams have to do with anything today?

    If anything, a future successful USA team will have to be made from mostly non-Minnesota kids.

    Brown
    Kessel
    Gomez
    Ryan
    Schremp
    Johnson
    Whitney
    Liles
    Skille
    Kesler
    DiPietro
    Connolly
    O'Sullivan
    Legwand
    Suter
    Gleason
    Higgins
    Montoya
    Fritsche
    Hall
    Bourque
     
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    You didn't know how to pronounce Toews, who is from a neighboring province of yours, so I'm not surprised you don't know who half these players are.
     
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    This isn't a group of doe-eyed college kids against the Soviet machine, so let's stop with the "Miracle on Ice" references. I will acknowledge that the U.S. is a long-shot for gold, but it wouldn't be a generational shocker if the team somehow pulled it off either.
     
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    I have to agree with Gopher... Minnesota is as close to being Canada as the States gets... so it makes sense that hockey champions would come from there...

    Unfortunately... as long as Canada is allowed to bring thier best to the Olympics... the US will never win gold...
     
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    As a Canadian, I look forward to playing that team, we can play our grinders to make it fair.
     
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    Aha are you Nastradamus or something like that ? :dunno:
     
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    i have never heard the name Toews other than on these message boards. The fact that he is from a neighboring province in a country as diverse in Canada is completely irrelevant, so that shot wasn't entirely necessary. Brother.

    This site is about Hockey's Future, so to examine the future of hockey in the States is not off topic at all, and I will be the first to admit that I'm not knowledgable about most prospects in the slightest. however, tons of those guys are undrafted. Why WOULD i know them? You don't know the undrafted guys I play with at rec hockey, do you?
     
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    first off, try harder next time to get my user name right. its only 6 letters.

    second, kudos to you for bringing out that 9 Americans went in the first round. I didn't know that. And I still can't bring myself to care, nor should I. its great for the future of US hockey that they can have great young players getting attention from NHL scouts. however, until that translates into Olympic success, which I'm assuming is the point of this thread, then you've got no point.

    PS. you counted 9 Americans taken in the first round. did you bother to count the Canadians by any chance?
     
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    2005 NHL draft?

    I count 8 :biglaugh:
     
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    Americans in the 1st rd of 2005 Draft:
    #2 - Ryan
    #3 - Johnson
    #7 - Skille
    #9 - Lee
    #22 - Lashoff
    #24 - Oshie
    #27 - Finley
    #28 - Niskanen

    8 over all.
     
  21. This is basically a Minnesotta ROXXORS!1!!1 thread.
     
  22. Buffalo Stylee

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    He was off by one. Was it really THAT funny? Wow.
     
  23. Yeah Canada wins gold every year.
     
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    Even if they do, they'll still finish with tons less metals than the U.S. in every other event.
     
  25. espo*

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    What!! we're a metal heaven up here.......................tons and tons of mining for metals of every kind.While the U.S sure puts out it's share of metal,Canada takes a back seat to no-one in metal production.I can't see the U.S out-stripping us in metal production any time soon.
     
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