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USA 2010 Olympic Hockey Roster And Discussion

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G Ryan Miller​

Arguably the best goaltender in the NHL this season has performed admirably for the Buffalo Sabres. Expected to be the starting goaltender, he brings good size, technical skills and athleticism to the American net.

D Erik Johnson​

Johnson is the best all-around defenseman that America has produced in years. At only 21, he's got a wealth of international competition, representing America in both the World Juniors and the World Championships in 2007. He will play in all situations and against the top lines of other teams.

LW Zach Parise​

Parise has developed himself into a player that is dominant in all areas of the ice. Because of this, he will play on the top line with the American team and get plenty of ice time in key situations.

Full Roster

Ryan Miller
, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins (NHL)

Tim Gleason, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Jack Johnson, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Brian Rafalski, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Ryan Suter, Nashville Predators (NHL)
Ryan Whitney, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

David Backes
, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers (NHL)
Chris Drury, New York Rangers (NHL)
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Jamie Langenbrunner, New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils (NHL)
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Paul Statsny, Colorado Avalance (NHL)
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Komisarek is undergoing season ending shoulder surgery, so he will miss the Olympics.
ON the bright side he won't be playing for the LEafs either. ;)
Hell yea! That game was freakin awesome! Great game by the U.S.A. Kept it physical, played good defense against a very skilled team, and capitalized on our opportunities.

But I'm not gonna pretend those are the main reasons we won the game. Ryan Miller stood on his head and pretty much won it for us. The man is an animal and I can't describe how happy I am to have him on my side.

We gotta keep playing like this. I'm not gonna go as far to say as we're gonna win gold, but if we keep playing like this we have a much better shot at it than I thought we did a week ago.

And Canada could have played better, we still need to improve on our mistakes, but overall great game.
Yup a very good game to watch, even if my team lost.

Miller was the difference. The last three minutes the US was scrambling but they pulled it out.

Very nice empty netter too. Although from my pov I could smack Perry about ten times in the head with a 2x4 right about now. That and the Brodeur baseball swing at the puck are two of the mistakes that killed the Canadians.

Oh well. Have to go beat some Europeans now, see you in the semi's or the finals. ;)
What an amazing win for the US. Glad I taped this game. Seemed like the US were willing to do whatever it took to win the game and CAN didn't. Great game. CAN needs more grit and better goaltending to have any chance of winning a gold.


Did anyone even notice Phil Kessel? I saw one PP with him on it and one time he missed a pass that went off his skate and that was about it.
Hope Slovakia can take Russia down.
What tournament are you watching?????
maybe the Slovak's and Russia are having a golf tournament?
Must be planned for Saturday when both teams are done playing hockey. ;)
haha, something tells me Finland might have to hop on a plane and get in that one.:laugh:
Let's hope so! :bt
made that post earlier before that game.
No you didn't. You posted it today.


oh ok i mean't that i hope sloivaks take down canada

Well as much as I want Canada to win the Slovaks were my #2 pick. It is posted somewhere around here. I believe I had them losing to Canada in the Finals not the semi's but I am happy for them.

Anyway I am prepared to take the winner of Slovakia and Canada in the finals. I just don't see any team being able to withstand the type of onslaught the Canadians served to the Russians lastnight.
lol my picks were Russia, Sweden, Canada. shows what I know about olympic hockey.
I just thought Halak was about the hottest goalie going in, and with Chara to help on the backend and guys like Gaborik and Hossa to provide a goal or two I liked their chances
LMao? Halak the hottest goalie cumming in?
Who was hotter? HE had been playing some amazing goal for the Habs.

Brodeur and Luongo both got pulled within a game or two of the break.

Lundqvist? ehhh He hasn't shut the door like he has in past seasons.
Kiprusoff? don't think so.
Hiller? Yup he was my #2 in terms of goalies who could steal a game.
Vokoun? HE's good
Miller? He was my #3 by a hair. Call him 2b if you want.
The statistics say otherwise.

Vokoun had a .924 SV% in his last five games played.
Kiprusoff had a .922 SV% in his last five games played.
Lundqvist had a .918 SV% in his last five games played.
Miller had a .912 SV% in his last five games played.
Luongo had a .906 SV% in his last five games played.
Hiller had a .904 SV% in his last five games played.
Halak had a .873 SV% in his last five games played.
Brodeur had a .864 SV% in his last five games played.

This basically gives you an idea of how good they have been in the month of February. Any further, and you're starting to add January games into it.
F**K the NHL stats on this one.

Have I been wrong in my picks?

Halak, Hiller, Miller as the top three in the tournament? All three have played amazing.

Big Game guys.

Anyway I am thinking Halak makes 64 saves in a 3-1 loss to Canada.
Just delete. Thougt I was in Canada thread. Sry.
You haven't been wrong in your picks, but you were wrong with your statement that they were the hottest going into the tournament. ;)
I'm gonna say that they were focussed on the Olympics, for those final 5 games. ;)
Key to this game is Miller, and I can't wait to see which was it goes. If Miller plays well, the Gold is USA's. If not, then barring a major performance from USA's forward-line, the Gold will go to the home-country.
Canada played it's best game when there was one line to key on defensively. Hopefully Getzlaf & co. will shut down the suddenly super-hot Kane.

Then the rest of the team just needs to go out and play the way they can.
Should be a great game.
PARISEEEE!!!! 2-2, going to overtime.

Such a great game all around, just sucks for me cause my dad was HELLA pissed.
It is games like what we have seen in this tournament that give a lot of weight to the argument that the NHL needs to contract to 20 or so teams.
and screw u!
Wanna borrow some SILVER polish????:cheeky4::cheeky4::laugh:
so ******* funny u canadien ******* bastard!
HEy man I am kidding, if you are too please put some emoticons in your post or someone who doesn't know you are 11 might take offense.

If I didn't know you, I would have to say that post is pushing the line.

But since I do know you, NYAH NYAH NYAH :cheeky4::cheeky4::cheeky4:
Man, that was a tough one to go through. Sure did have it's up and downs. But in the end I really can't complain about a Silver with this team. Great effort by the USA boys. The only thing that makes me mad is WHY THE HELL DID IT HAVE TO BE CROSBY?!?!?!?!?!?! He didn't do anything all game, if we had to lose in ot I wish it would have been Toews he worked hard all tournament and all game.
Even as a Canadian I have to agree. Toews, Getzlaf, Doughty, Perry... It seems unfair that this is another feather in Crosby's cap, and another spotlight moment for him after he was rather ineffective all tournament.

There were others who deserved the glory that goes along with this goal more than Crosby does.
I'm in this camp for sure. Happy for Crosby and the Gold medal, but it's sad that the entire Olympics are going to be defined in Canada by "his goal".
Exactly, there were so many guys that worked, and played better than him all tournament long. I would have had no problem with any of those guys scoring.
Does it not feel wrong that this moment of Success, was unfairly dropped in his lap?

In Crosby's defense, when they were handing out the medals, Crosby appeared uncomfortable that he was singled out at the end. The medal presenter even paused and appealed for more applause.

Although this might be an unfair feather in his cap, I respect him more for looking like he wanted nothing to do with being put ahead of his teammates.

He knows that 18 other guys are the reason he even had a chance to take that shot.

For that I give him a :bt
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