Friday, August 30, 2013

My Team Canada Version #1

Again, a bit late to the party but here's my personal Team Canada for the Olympics this winter:

Martin St. Louis-Sidney Crosby-Steven Stamkos
Taylor Hall-Jonathan Toews-Claude Giroux
Rick Nash-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Eric Staal-Patrice Bergeron-Jeff Carter
John Tavares/Logan Couture

Duncan Keith-Shea Weber
Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo
Dion Phaneuf-Drew Doughty
Brian Campbell/Kris Letang

Cam Ward
Carey Price
Roberto Luongo

My Team USA Version #1

I'm a bit late to the party, but here's my first version of how I personally would construct Team USA for hockey in the Olympics this winter.  A couple of key philosophies I have that you'll see show up on this team are having guys that can play in absolutely any situation, and guys that play their proper position/wing/side.  Here's my team:

Zach Parise-David Backes-Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty-Derek Stepan-Patrick Kane
Dustin Brown-Joe Pavelski-Ryan Callahan
James Van Riemsdyk-Ryan Kesler-Jason Pominville
TJ Oshie/Paul Stastny

Ryan Suter-Zach Bogosian
Paul Martin-John Carlson
Ryan McDonagh-Justin Faulk
Jack Johnson/Dustin Byfuglien

Jonathan Quick
Corey Schneider
Craig Anderson