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#1 KillerKat

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

I'll use the original post to keep my list updated. This is for top American players.

Centers
C1: Joe Pavelski
C2: Ryan Kesler
C3: Paul Stastny
C4: Derek Stepan
C5: David Backes
C6: R.J. Umberger

Wings
W1: Patrick Kane
W2: Phil Kessel
W3: Zach Parise
W4: Bobby Ryan
W5: Blake Wheeler
W6: Dustin Brown
W7: Ryan Callahan
W8: Max Pacioretty

Defensemen
D1: Keith Yandle
D2: Dustin Byfuglien
D3: Ryan Suter
D4: Jack Johnson
D5: Matt Carle
D6: Alex Goligoski
D7: Kevin Shattenkirk
D8: John Carlson

Goalies
G1: Jimmy Howard
G2: Ryan Miller
G3: Jonathan Quick


Forwards
Line 1: Zach Parise - Joe Pavelski - Patrick Kane
Line 2: Bobby Ryan - Ryan Kesler - Phil Kessel
Line 3: Blake Wheeler - Paul Stastny - Dustin Brown
Line 4: Max Pacioretty - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan

Defense
Line 1: Dustin Byfuglien - Keith Yandle
Line 2: Ryan Suter - Matt Carle
Line 3: Jack Johnson - Alex Goligoski

Goalies
Starter: Jimmy Howard
Backup: Ryan Miller

Scratches
Center: David Backes
Forward: R.J. Umberger
Defense: Kevin Shattenkirk
Defense: John Carlson
Goalie: Jonathan Quick


Guys to watch out for:

Forwards

David Legwand
Drew Stafford
James Van Riemsdyk
Brian Gionta
Erik Cole
T.J. Oshie
Lee Stempniak
Matt Cullen
Kyle Okposo
Brandon Dubinsky
Colin Wilson

Defense
Paul Martin
James Wisniewski
Zach Bogosian
Erik Johnson
Matt Niskanen
Nick Leddy
Ryan McDonagh
Jake Gardiner
Justin Faulk
Tim Gleason

Goalies
Craig Anderson

Traitors
Brandon Sutter
Tyler Myers



Here is the original post:

Found a pretty nice site that keeps up with player statistics but also seperates them from country. Here's USA: http://www.quanthock...2-13-stats.html

Also who do you think are the current top American players? Here's my list:

Centers
C1: Ryan Kesler
C2: Paul Stastny
C3: Joe Pavelski
C4: David Backes
C5: R.J. Umberger

Wings
W1: Zach Parise
W2: Patrick Kane
W3: Phil Kessel
W4: Bobby Ryan
W5: Dustin Brown
W6: Erik Cole
W7: Brian Gionta
W8: Drew Stafford
W9: Ryan Callahan

Defensemen
D1: Keith Yandle
D2: Dustin Byfuglien
D3: Ryan Suter
D4: Jack Johnson
D5: Matt Carle
D6: Alex Goligoski
D7: James Wisniewski

Goalies
G1: Jonathan Quick
G2: Ryan Miller

I think USA has a good shot at the gold in the 2014 Olympics. A lot of great american players currently in the NHL. Can't wait. Hope we kick Canada's ass. fug you Crosby.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Gleason in his prime is on that list for defenseman and Faulk in two years or so will be on that list.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

One guy you are missing is JVR, he is an absolute stud.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

edited to say "current"

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

One guy you are missing is JVR, he is an absolute stud.


Yea if you want to make a list about what it will look like in the future, I see him and Derek Stepan and T.J. Oshie all with a strong possibility of making the list. And the list is only mine, so it's not "the" list so to speak.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

I'd also say that Craig Anderson will be the #1 followed by Quick/Miller.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:53 AM

i feel strongly quick is #1. also dont forget about jim howard in the mix to be 1 of the 2 in the olympics

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:20 AM

Forgot to mention, don't forget about Jason Pominville, he was born in Quebec but holds dual citezenship in the states. He will most likely get a look from team USA.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

That would be sweet

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

I'll use the OP to update what I have atm.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

  USA will put up a good fight in the olympics, solid offensively and as long as Quick keeps it up he will be the biggest strength for USA (something even Canada can't figure out at this point). I think defensively and lack of depth/skill in the front end is where USA could/will be hurting. If the olympics were on North American soil it would be a different story but because of the bigger ice the European teams have the advantage, which is why I also fear for the Canadians defensively. 

 

  At this point the USA will/should be in contention come the medal round and very well could get to the gold again (would love to see another N.A. final), but in all honesty if Canada does not win gold it would be shocking to me, it very well could be one the best teams Canada has ever assembled due to a lot of the great players being in the middle of their prime and great depth all over the place. But, if the goaltending situation is not figured out it could be very costly.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:08 PM

yea im pretty confident in team usa for next year



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

Justin Faulk could possibly get a look from Team USA.

 

For the past two IIHF World Championships, he has without a doubt been the best defenseman on Team USA.



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:56 PM

Dan Bylsma to coach the 2014 USA olympic team http://sports.yahoo....00792--nhl.html

 

 

Is this good or bad?

 

Also, David Poile will be the GM: http://sports.yahoo....24716--oly.html

 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:35 AM

Chris Chelios makes the NHL Hall of Fame!

 

 

Congratulations to Chris Chelios on being elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today's induction is the culmination of an illustrious career in which he compiled 948 points in 1,651 games (fifth all-time, most among defensemen and most among American-born players)




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