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

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edited to say "current"

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

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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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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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That would be sweet

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

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  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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yea im pretty confident in team usa for next year

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