2010 Olympic Team USA Mock Lineup

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2010 Olympic Team USA Mock Lineup

 

USA Olympic men's hockey camp will take place Aug. 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill, a suburb of Chicago. The roster includes three goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards and leaves off many of the older, long-time Team USA stars.

Invitees are listed below.

Goaltenders: Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Tim Thomas

Defencemen: Tom Gilbert, Tim Gleason, Ron Hainsey, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Mike Komisarek, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik, Brian Rafalski, Rob Scuderi, Ryan Suter, Ryan Whitney

Forwards: David Backes, David Booth, Dustin Brown, Dustin Byfuglien, Ryan Callahan, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Jamie Langenbrunner, Ryan Malone, Mike Modano, Kyle Okposo, T.J. Oshie, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Bobby Ryan, Paul Stastny.

In Turin, Italy 2006, the USA Olympic hockey team was full of old timers, and the team failed to do anything noteworthy because of it.

Now with an emergence of young American talent in hockey, The U.S team can finally display some of it in Vancouver come February. And who knows, maybe even make some noise in the process.

Out of all the available invitees, I present you my lineup.

Left Wing: Zach Parise (age: 25)

Zach has recorded 10 points in 11 games representing Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Zach to make the team: 99 percent (arguably the best all around American player. A sure shot to make the team)

Center: Paul Stastny (age: 23)

Paul has recorded eight points in seven games representing Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Paul to make the team: 90 percent (in my opinion, the best all around center out of the invitees)

Right Wing: Dustin Brown (age: 24)

Dustin has recorded 20 points in 23 games representing Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Dustin to make the team: 95 percent (great leader and good goal scorer. Potential Captain)

 

Left Wing: Patrick Kane (age: 20)

Patrick has recorded 10 points in seven games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Patrick to make the team: 95 percent (too skilled with too much future Olympic potential for Team USA to pass on)

Center: David Backes (age: 25)

David has recorded four points in 13 games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give David to make the team: 75 percent (because of inexperience and little success at the international level, David will need to prove himself through the first half of the NHL season if he wants to make this team)

Right Wing: Phil Kessel (age: 21)

Phil has recorded 19 points in 21 games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Phil to make the team: 85 percent (one of the best American goal scorers, as well as one of the fastest)

 

Left Wing: David Booth (age: 24)

David has one point in seven games played for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give David to make the team: 60 percent (With only one good NHL season to his resume, and barely any international experience, David will have some impressing to do)

Center: Joe Pavelski (age: 25)

Joe has two points in five games played for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Joe to make the team: 75 percent (Joe is getting better and should crack the roster because of the average depth at the center position)

Right Wing: Bobby Ryan (age: 22)

Bobby Ryan has yet to play for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give Bobby to make the team: 85 percent (one of the top three skilled American players, as well as one of the main pieces for the future of Team USA hockey)

 

 

Left Wing: Kyle Okposo (age: 21)

Kyle has recorded five points in nine games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 40 percent (a solid showing at the 2009 World Championships gives Kyle a leg up to make the team)

Center: Ryan Kesler: (age: 24)

Ryan has recorded one point in seven games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 30 percent (solid two way player who needs to prove himself more. His chances also drop due to the threat of a vet taking the last center spot)

Right Wing: T.J. Oshie (age: 22)

T.J. has recorded three points in nine games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the roster: 50 percent (lots of potential, he just needs to prove himself more)

 

Defender: Brian Rafalski (age: 35)

Brian has recorded 12 points in 37 games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the roster: 99 percent (best all around American defender. Great leader with experience)

Defender: Ryan Suter (age: 24)

Ryan has recorded eight points in 24 games for team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 95 percent (one of the top up and coming American defenders, with more experience than the other youngsters)

 

Defender: Mike Komisarek (age: 27)

Mike has recorded one point in seven games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 80 percent (gritty shut down defender that every team needs)

Defender: Ron Hainsey (age: 28)

Ron has recorded six points in nine games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 75 percent (great puck mover with good wheels. Good showing last spring at the Worlds boosts his chances.)

 

Defender: Erik Johnson (age: 21)

Erik has recorded two points in seven games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 50 percent (most upside of all young American defenders. Needs to show he is ready and put past injuries behind him)

Defender: Jack Johnson (age: 22)

Jack has recorded eight points in 16 games for Team USA at the senior level.

Chance I give him to make the team: 75 percet (second most upside of all young American defenders. Has more experience and success than most of them)

 

Goaltender: Tim Thomas (age: 35)

Tim has played for Team USA seven times at the senior level and has recorded one win.

Chance I give him to make the team: 90 percent (should make the team because of little competition. He will fight for the starting spot, though)

Goaltender: Ryan Miller (age: 29)

Ryan has played for Team USA eight times at the senior level and has recorded no wins.

Chance I give him to make team: 90 percent (should have no problems making the team, but he will fight with Timmy for the starting spot)

Average team age: 24

Reserves: (RW) Dustin Byfuglien and (D) Tom Gilbert

 

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