Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Team Canada and Team U.S.A. Mock Final Versions

Team Canada
John Tavares-Sidney Crosby-Steven Stamkos
Patrick Sharp-Jonathan Toews-Martin St. Louis
Jamie Benn-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Rick Nash-Joe Thornton-Claude Giroux
Logan Couture/Patrick Marleau

Duncan Keith-Shea Weber
Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo
Dion Phaneuf-Drew Doughty
Dan Hamhuis/P.K. Subban

Carey Price
Roberto Luongo
Braden Holtby

Honorable mentions and notable emissions: Eric Staal, Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kunitz, James Neal, Kris Letang, Dan Boyle, Marc-Edouward Vlasic, Mark Giordano, Mike Smith

Team U.S.A.
Zach Parise-David Backes-Patrick Kane
Bobby Ryan-Paul Stastny-Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Ryan Callahan
Dustin Brown-Ryan Kesler-T.J. Oshie
Brandon Dubinsky/Derek Stepan

Ryan Suter-John Carlson
Ryan McDonaugh-Justin Faulk
Cam Fowler-Paul Martin
Keith Yandle/Dustin Byfuglien

Ryan Miller
Jonathan Quick
Corey Schnieder

Honorable mentions and notable emissions: Blake Wheeler, Ben Bishop, Jason Pominville, Kyle Okposo, Andy Greene, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Howard

NOTE: Obviously the lines are interchangeable and flexible as there are so many good players on each team.  And most if not all of the players listed in the honorable mentions section could just as easily actually be on the team as that is how talented they are and that is how tight the competition is for jobs on these teams.  Ultimately this is just a fun exercise to add to the excitement of the upcoming Olympics.

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