Unlike last years tournament, this years tournament doesn't have players playing in it who would normally be in the NHL. I, for one, think this is unfortunate since not every team is the best it could possibly be. Due to this, the winner this year won't have the "undisputed aura" that last years winner did. It is pretty much assumed by most that the U.S.A. has the best team on paper this year. But I wonder if things would be different if a team like Canada had of been able to use Crosby and Brule this year. So the question is simple: If Canada had Crosby and Brule on their roster, would they have the best team on paper? Or would the title of "best team on paper" still go to the U.S.A.? I must note that I mean no harm by this thread, and I hope that this thread doesn't turn into a flame-war. This is completely hypothetical. So lets try to keep things clean. I am just wondering who would have the better team if all things were completely equal, like they were last year. I personally think that is it very hard to say. Crosby and Brule are two very good players, but they still are only two players, and U.S.A. still probably has a depth advantage. I think it is very hard to say. What do you think? And remember, this is completely hypotehtical, so try not to turn this into a flame-war.