I thought it would be interesting to compare your country's World Championship roster (this year) with the projected World Cup roster. I'll do the U.S. World Championships Coach: Peter Laviolette Forwards: Halpern-Drury-Malone Park-Cullen-Battaglia Westrum-Hall-Grier Sloan-Brown-Hamilton Also: Hilbert Defense: Mara-Miller Gill-Jillson Weinrich-Roach Hauer Also: Ballard Goaltenders: Conklin Dunham Westlund Some comments: Obviously not the most well known squad in the world, but actually very speedy and with some surprising skill. A nice mix on "D", and some great goaltending. This squad personifies the team concept and has overachieved thanks to some good coaching. World Cup: Coach: Ron Wilson Projected roster: Forwards: LeClair-Modano-Hull Tkachuk-Roenick-Amonte Drury-Weight-Guerin Rolston-Gomez-York Other possibilities: Langenbrunner, Cole, Conroy, Deadmarsh, Smolinski, Parrish, Blake, Young, Konowalchuk, Halpern, Grier, Legwand Defense: Leetch-Carney Hatcher-Rafalski Leopold-Schenider Miller-Mara Other possibilities: Chelios, Poti, Weinrich, Hedican, Hill, Klee, Gill Goaltenders: Esche Dunham DiPietro Other possibilities: Conklin, Boucher, Johnson, Grahame, Miller, Snow Some Comments: This is what I think the roster will be, not what it should be, at least at forward. There's a chance that some of the older vets at forward could be replaced, and I wouldn't be shocked if that happened. Still, a nice team, and with the proper coaching.motivation could win the tournament.