USA Names Roster for Olympic Hockey Team
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.