What's your 2022 Olympic Squad Look Like With NHLers?

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    *IF* the NHL allows the player to participate at the Olympics in 2022.
    What would your team looks like.

    Marchand - Mc david - Marner
    Mc kinnon - Crosby - Point
    Tavares - Bergeron - Duchene
    O reilly - Scheifele - Stone

    Chabot - Burns
    Rielly - Doughty
    Makar - Letang

    Holby
    Price
     
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    Can't believe you got Steve Duchesne coming out of retirement for this one.
     
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    Not sure how any coach justifies breaking up Marchand - Sid - Bergeron...

    Goalies seem to be the biggest unknown at this point.
     
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    yeah ok i did put that S in there my bad.
     
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    How can any team not have Couturier on it?
     
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    Always wanted to see Mckinnon with Crosby together while having a Tim Horton coffee
     
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    Best guess Finns lineup

    Patrik Laine - Aleksander Barkov - Kaapo Kakko
    Teuvo Teräväinen - Sebastian Aho - Mikko Rantanen
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Roope Hintz - Jesse Puljujärvi
    Kasperi Kapanen - Erik Haula - Joel Armia
    Julius Nättinen
    Joonas Donskoi

    Miro Heiskanen - Rasmus Ristolainen
    Ville Heinola - Henri Jokiharju
    Olli Juolevi - Juuso Välimäki
    Esa Lindell - Urho Vaakanainen

    Tuukka Rask
    Antti Raanta
    Mikko Koskinen
     
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    Vatanen and Niku should probably be in the discussion, maybe over Vaakanainen and Juolevi. Also Donskoi over Nättinen and Vesalainen.
     
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    Dang it totally forgot Donskoi...
     
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    M. Tkachuk - Eichel - Kane
    Gaudreau - Matthews - Boeser
    B. Tkachuk - J. Hughes - Guentzel
    Connor - Larkin - Debrincat
    Trochek/Schmaltz/Nelson

    Slavin - Carlson
    McDonagh - Jones
    Werenski - McAvoy
    Q. Hughes
    Trouba

    Gibson
    Hellebuyck

    Notable omissions:
    • Kessel because he's already 32 and looks like he's on a downward trajectory.
    • Oshie because he'll be 35 or 36 by the time 2022 Olympics get here. Even though he's still good now and has been great internationally in the past, his age probably catches up with him by then.
    • Wheeler -- see Oshie
    • Suter because he's 33 already. He's aged well so far, but I'd be surprised if he's still one of the U.S.'s best D by the time the next Olympics get here.
     
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    I can't beliewe we could have a top6 like that, what a beauty.
    Damm good mix of everything.
     
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    Now that I think more I'm not ready to give up on Granlund though I haven't been following Preds.
     
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    Players that could be in the mix

    Forwards: Vesalainen, Kupari, Mi.Granlund, Borgström, Lehkonen, Lundell, Luostarinen, Heponiemi
    Defenders: Niku, Vatanen, Määttä, Nutivaara, Riikola, Lehtonen, Thomson, Kivihalme, Leskinen, Mikkola, Hakanpää
    Goalies: Saros, Korpisalo, Kähkönen, Lankinen

    to name a few
     
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    Toews will likely make the team whether people like it or not. Hes a TC mainstay and was an absolute beast in 2010 + 2014.

    Goalie wise we will see what happens. I think Holtby/Price will be the guys, with Holtby starting. Who they choose for 3rd goalie will be interesting, maybe a guy like Binnington or Carter Hart if they keep it up.

    Also, not convinced they take Point over Stamkos, who can play RW.

    Other names to consider - Barzal, Giroux, Couturier, Hall (depends on his play), Huberdeau (can play LW, a weak position), Seguin, Benn.
     
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    i have to say that the US as the best D in the game now.
     
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    For the U.S. (more names than actual lines/pairings):

    Goaltenders (x3):

    John Gibson
    Connor Hellebucyk
    Ben Bishop

    Defensemen (x8):

    John Carlson-Charlie McAvoy
    Jaccob Slavin-Brett Pesce
    Seth Jones-Zach Werenski
    Ryan Suter-Quinn Hughes

    Forwards (x12):

    Johnny Gaudreau-Auston Matthews-Patrick Kane
    Matt Tkachuk-Jack Eichel-Brock Boeser
    Kyle Connor-Jack Hughes-Jake Guentzel
    Brady Tkachuk-Dylan Larkin-Blake Wheeler
     
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    We need a Team North America 23 and Under.
     
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    Need Oshie if only as a SO specialist.
     
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    I'd imagine Ben Bishop as one of the 3 goalies.
     
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    Hopefully no one.
     
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    Comtois/Batherson/Mittelstadt/Poehling

    Byram-Makar
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    Hague-Fox
    Timmins/Bouchard

    No point in projecting goalies at this stage. Probably some big misses, hopefully people can point out who I forgot.
     
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    US:

    Gaudreau - Eichel - Kane
    M. Tkachuk - Miller - Boeser
    DeBrincat - Mathews - Guentzel
    Connor - Larkin - Keller

    Slavin - Carlson
    Hughes- DeAngelo
    Krug- Jones
    Trouba
    SHattenkirk

    Hellebuyck
    Gibson
     
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    That was a sick team and I'd like to see a similar concept again in the future.

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    Like hockey porn.

    Besides, national teams and international tournaments are boring. Can't really root for any team to win because all of them have non-Blackhawks among them.

    Also, why is this in the NHL sub-forum and not in international hockey?
     
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    MacKinnon doesn't play LW. Kakko over Mikko is also hilarious.
     
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