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USA Names Roster for Olympic Hockey Team

by Tyler RichmondUSA-hockey-logo

Consisting of 25 players from 17 different NHL teams the U.S.A hockey teams is looking to earn its third gold medal as the team leaves for Sochi in over a month. During the 2010 Olympics the team was unable to earn gold in Vancouver; the last time the U.S.A. Team was able to earn gold was during the 1980 Olympics in which they beat the U.S.S.R. 4-3 in the semi-finals then eventually playing Finland for the gold.

Goalies: I was shocked by one of the choices but I think it was a good choice in the long run but the other two I had no doubt would get picked. I went 2/3 with my person predictions.
Jonathan Quick- L.A. Kings
Jimmy Howard- Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Miller- Buffalo Sabres

Defense: Defense in my prediction I was 3/8 for defenseman so bad predictions, but I believe the choices are great.
John Carlson- Washington Capitals
Justin Faulk- Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Fowler- Anaheim Ducks
Paul Martin- Pittsburg Penguins
Ryan McDonagh- New York Rangers
Brooks Orpik- penguins
Kevin Shattenkirk- St. Louis Blues
Ryan Suter- Minnesota Wild

Forwards: I went 11/14 from my predictions. These are some of the best American born players in the world right now which is why they are playing for U.S.A. in the Olympics.
David Backes- St. Louis Blues
Dustin Brown- LA Kings
Ryan Callahan- New York Rangers
Patrick Kane- Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler- Vancouver Canucks
Phil Kessel- Toronto Maple Leafs
T.J. Oshie- St. Louis Blues
Max Pacioretty- Montreal Canadiens
Zach Parise- Minnesota Wild
Joe Pavelski- San Jose Sharks
Paul Stastny- Colorado Avalanche
Derek Stepan- New York Rangers
James Van Riemsdyk- Toronto Maple Leafs
Blake Wheeler- Winnipeg Jets

The U.S.A. Olympic team will be in Sochi starting in February; to observe this the NHL will be taking a break starting on February 9th and will be back in action on February 26th with four exciting match ups.