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Picking USA's 2014 Olympic Team

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One version of the team USA Hockey may send to Sochi for the 2014 Olympics

Paul Cunningham

Suites picked our Canadian team, so I put together one version of the team USA Hockey may send to Sochi for the 2014 Olympics.

Admittedly, this was an easier process as the USA is not so graced with the abundance of uber talent that Canada is, but there were some difficult choices--especially along the blueline. At forward, Alex Galchenyuk is intriguing, but a pretty big wild card as it is difficult to project the rate at which he will develop. Ultimately, given his youth and inexperience, I left him off and it wasn't all that tough of a decision.

The USA may not be as deep as Canada, but they have some elite talent nonetheless. Check out my projected roster, lines, and pairings, and let me know your thoughts.

Forwards:
Parise - Backes - PKane
BRyan - Oshie - Kessel
DBrown - Kesler - Callahan
Pacioretty - Pavelski - Pomminville
JvR

D-Corps:
Byfuglien - Suter
JJohnson - Carle
Yandle - Carlson
Bogosian

Goaltenders:
Quick
Miller
Schneider