The Olympics commands the world’s attention.
Now that the Summer Olympics have been completed, they will begin to fade from the memory, and thoughts of the upcoming Winter Olympics will creep into our minds.
After a stunning performance by Team USA in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, much will be expected from the 2014 team that will compete in Sochi, Russia
The NHL has not said that its players will compete yet—it is one of the subjects up for discussion during the current Collective Bargaining Association negotiations—but it would still be surprising if the NHL does not suspend its season and allow its players to compete.
While there’s a long way to go before a roster has to be set, here’s a look at 14 core players and one surprise who should be on the U.S. roster.