U.S. World Cup Roster....Ideas?

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  1. Rabid Ranger

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    Taking my cue from the Team Canada thread, what are your ideas for who should be on the U.S. team? My thoughts:


    Forwards. There will be some turnover due to age, injuries, quality of play. Here is who I think are definates:

    Modano, Amonte, Tkachuk, Weight, Guerin, Drury, Roenick. That leaves five roster spots. Potential additions: Hull, LeClair, Rolston, York, Konowalchuk, Gomez, Langenbrunner, Parrish, Legwand, Cole.

    Defense. Again, some turnover is definate. My definates:

    Leetch, Miller, Schneider, Rafalski. That leaves three to four additonal players. Potential additions: Mara, Hedican, Hill, Klee, Berard, Leopold, Carney, Hatcher, Liles, Weinrich, Poti, Gill, Chelios.

    Goaltenders. Again, some turnover. Definates:

    Esche, DiPietro. That leaves one spot. Potential additions: Grahame, Conklin, Dunham, Johnson, Boucher, Johnson.

    Here's my team (there will be three extra players due to the roster being up to 26 players, these are "extras"):


    LeClair-Modano-Hull
    Tkachuk-Roenick-Amonte
    Konowalchuk-Weight-Guerin
    Drury-Legwand-York

    Extras: Rolston and Gomez

    Leetch-Carney
    Schneider-Miller
    Rafalski-Chelios
    Mara-Leopold

    Extra: Hatcher

    Esche
    Dunham
    DiPietro
     
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    After seeing the 18-second wonder in the WC semis, I'd hope Dunham stays home. Give me Esche, DiPietro and Conklin. This way, we're building for the future. No need for one of Dunham's frequent injuries to crop up.

    As far as the rest goes:
    Hull - Weight - Roenick
    LeClair - Modano - Drury
    Amonte - Holik - Guerin
    Blake - Gomez - York
    Parrish

    Leetch - Mara
    Miller - Poti
    Schneider - Rafalski
    Leopold
     
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    Tkachuk-Roenick-Guerin
    Modano-Conroy-Drury
    Konowalchuk-Gomez-McEachern
    LeClair-Weight-Amonte

    Possible extras: York, Parrish

    Leetch-Mara
    Schneider-Miller
    Rafalski-Hatcher

    Possible extras: Carney, Leopold, Berard

    Esche
    DiPietro
    Conklin
     
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    I recall Hull on HNIC saying that he wasn't interested in playing in the Cup and rather play golf...(he said he wasn't alone). Anyways..he is a great player but I wouldn't put him on the first line...(if he is oin his usual lately scoring drought he doesn't help the team in any other aspect).
     
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    Modano didn't get a single goal during the last Olympics. He played with Hull and Leclair/Amonte, time to find him some new dance partners if the US wants to get the most out of their superstar.
     
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    Modano played the set-up role on the line with Hull and LeClair, and aside from the gold medal game, was one of the most dominate lines in the tourney.
     
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    Maybe he'll be there, maybe he won't. He has all summer to play golf, and is prone to chaning his mind, so we'll see. As for his spot on the U.S. team, what I posted was just an outline, don't think of it as 1st through 4th lines etc.
     
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    rather than legwand from the Preds, I'd like to see Adam Hall get some consideration, as he plays a great checking role in these competitions and even chips in a goal here and there. Mark Eaton might also warrant some consideration. He had the best +- on the Preds and played in all situations...rarely making a mistake. Probably our best positional defenseman.
     
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    Any chance that Liles makes the roster?
     
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    No.
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    My team USA:

    Leclair - Modano - Hull
    Amonte - Gomez - Roenick
    Tkachuk - Weight - Guerin
    Drury - Conroy - York

    Extras: Rolston and Legwand

    Leetch - Miller
    Schneider - Rafalski
    Leopold - Carney
    Mara - Chelios

    Extra: Derian Hatcher

    Robert Esche
    Rick Dipietro
    Mike Dunham (over Conklin for veteran experience)
     
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    How will Hatcher's suspension affect Team USA? THe NHL would look mighty hypocritical if they allow Hatcher to play but don't allow Bertuzzi to do so, albeit the circumstances surrounding the two are quite different.
     
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    I think Hatcher's days as a member of the National Team are over, he didn't make the Olympic team and I just dont see him making this team either.
     
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    Well this team looks good except it's getting maybe a little too old. For example Brett Hull or Chelios are not the players they once were, and played very average hockey this season. But this team has a good chance to go far.
     
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    I think Ryan Malone should get some consideration
     
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    My Team USA - assuming everyone is healthy

    Drury - Modano - Hull
    Tkachuk - Weight - Roenick
    Konowalchuk - Legwand - Parrish
    York - Gomez - Guerin

    Leetch - Carney
    Schnieder - Miller
    Rafalski - Leopold

    Esche
    Dipietro
    Grahame

    Extras: Langenbrunner, Rolston, Cole, Mara, and Klee
     
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    Langenbrunner's knee wasn't near 100% in the playoffs so he may take the time to rehab it. When on he can be dangerous but when he isn't the guy can be invisable.
     
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    I would take

    Esche
    DiPietro
    Conklin

    as my goalies
     
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    Yeah,
    he really played well in the World Championships as a 1st experience.
     
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    Ugh .. didn't realize Conroy was an American. He would center my checking line instead of Legwand.
     
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    Could you imagine a "checking" line with Conroy, York, and Rolston, or Drury, or Jason Blake, or Jamie Langenbrunner. Pretty effective IMO.
     
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    I'd go Conroy, Konowalchuk and Mike York as my checking line.
     
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    I'm not an American, but here is who I'd put on the team if I was their GM


    DiPietro, Grahame, Esche

    Leetch, Poti, Berard, Carney, Hill, Hatcher, Schneider, Rafalski

    Tkachuk, Roenick, Weight, Guerin, Modano, Drury, Gomez, York, Langenbrunner, Amonte, Hull, Rolston, Legwand, Conroy, Knuble
     
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