Monday, August 26, 2013

Team USA Sochi 2014 Roster Predictions

It's orientation week for many of the hockey nations going to Sochi in 2014 so 
let's take a look at the potential rosters for the upcoming Olympic tournament. 
Team USA looks to be a very strong team on paper, but they also have the potential to be a team that trashes their rooms after losing. The Yanks have a lot of forward depth and arguably some of the best goaltenders in the tournament so we really wouldn't be surprised if they medal. Just like Canada, the Americans have not done well at Olympics held outside of North America finishing 5th in Nagano and 8th in Turin. With that in mind, they'll have high expectations heading to Sochi so let's take a look at their potential roster in 2014.

Here's the Team USA camp roster:


Craig Anderson, John Gibson, Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Cory Schneider.


Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, John Carlson, Danny DeKeyser, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Jake Gardiner, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Seth Jones, Nick Leddy, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Suter, Jacob Trouba, Keith Yandle.


Justin Abdelkader, David Backes, Beau Bennett, Nick Bjugstad, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Alex Galchenyuk, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Trevor Lewis, Kyle Okposo, T.J. Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Brandon Saad, Craig Smith, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler.

And here's our picks for Sochi 2014:

Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
Bobby Ryan - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Dustin Brown - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Max Pacioretty - Derek Stepan - James van Riemdsyk
Paul Stastny

Keith Yandle - Ryan Suter
Dustin Byfuglien - Kevin Shattenkirk
Jack Johnson - Ryan McDonagh
Brooks Orpik

Jonathan Quick
Jimmy Howard
Corey Schneider

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