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Jonathan Quick isn't a slam dunk as the team's starting goaltender, but he will certainly be on the roster. His main competition will come from 2010 starter Ryan Miller and Martin Brodeur's backup, Cory Schneider. That said, also be on the lookout for Detroit's Jimmy Howard and Ottawa's Craig Anderson, who could work their way into the conversation.
Quick's struggles in the lockout-shortened season were well-documented, but when it came to the playoffs he was back to performing at an all-world level. He is quick in the crease, has great positioning and solid rebound control.
If Quick plays like he did during L.A.'s 2012 Stanley Cup run, Team USA should find itself back in the Gold Medal game.
As an alternate captain for Team USA in 2010, Brown was one of the team's leaders, a role he should retain in 2014. Brown is one of the best American power forwards in the NHL today. He uses a mix of grit, physicality and skill to play tough, two-way hockey.
He has shown he is capable of playing in any situation, which is likely one of the reasons why the Kings signed him to an eight-year, $47 million contract in the offseason.
Brown will be crucial to the U.S. attack, along with Patrick Kane, Zach Parise and Phil Kessel. These four will need to produce early and often in Sochi if the Americans are going to avenge their devastating overtime loss to Canada in 2010.
Lewis' chances of making the American squad are very slim. Unless he has an absolutley spectacular start to the 2013-14 NHL season, he will likely be passed over in favor of some other young players.
The 26-year-old has good size, strength and plays well at both ends of the rink. However, he lacks the offensive firepower that many of the other forwards vying for spots on the team have.
The U.S. has 10 forwards from the 2010 team who should be back in 2014 and James van Riemsdyk, Brandon Saad, Justin Abdelkader, Kyle Okposo and Blake Wheeler are just a few of the players who could fill out the rest of the roster.