FanPost

US Olympic Team - Your Projections

With the United States Olympic Team being announced tomorrow I thought it would be fun to throw out some of our own projections on how the squad will shape up. Whoever is the closest will win the everlasting honor in your heart of being correct. Keep in mind David Poile is the general manager so offensively skilled players are strictly prohibited! Only defensemen and grinders allowed. I think the roster below int he comments gives the US versatility to play multiple different styles of game. That first line will be hell to play against. The tenacity and skill combination of Kesler and Parise along with the pure magic of Patrick Kane presents matchup problems for anybody. Then throw out Backes on a second line with JVR and Kessel for some size and more scoring. I could see an arguement for putting Pavelski on line 2, Backes on line 3 for a killer shut down line, and Stastny on line 4. The defense is tough in the bottom pairs. Suter, McDonagh, and Shattenkirk are stone cold locks. I think they should take Yandle as special teams always play a huge role in intrnational play. The rest of the defensemen are selected with the same thing in mind. Guys who can play pk and shut down top forwards. The goalies are semi obvious. The only thing I might take issue with is Howard but as a 3rd you are screwed anyway if he is playing. Would love to see your thoughts and lineup projections!

MileHighHockey.com is a fan community, allowing members to post their own thoughts and opinions on the Colorado Avalanche and hockey in general. These views and thoughts may not be shared by the editors of MileHighHockey.com.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Join Mile High Hockey

You must be a member of Mile High Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mile High Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker