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Sports What Team Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey roster would look like with NHL players

19:06  11 january  2018
19:06  11 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Canada's Spengler Cup win brings Olympic roster clarity

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From Team USA to Canada , and Russia to Sweden, we came up with our ideal rosters for the medal contenders. The NHL has prohibited its players from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic men ' s hockey tournament -- meaning that the league will not send anyone to the Winter Games for the first

Share What Team Canada ’ s men ’ s Olympic hockey roster would look like with NHL players . Colleges, European leagues , and the AHL will be the prime sources of talent for this year’s tournament as a result of the NHL ’s decision not to participate.

a man wearing a uniform© Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images

Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images

We already know what Team USA will look like for men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and we’ll find out about Team Canada with an announcement set Thursday afternoon. As you’ve surely heard by now, the proceedings have gone a bit differently than normal without the NHL.

Colleges, European leagues, and the AHL will be the prime sources of talent for this year’s tournament as a result of the NHL’s decision not to participate. It’s going to be a much different affair, albeit one still full of the passionate players and exciting stories that define every Olympics.

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USA Hockey unveiled its men ’ s roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang during the That’ll be exciting to watch, but it’ s a far cry from the team that the Americans could’ve sent with the help of the NHL . As good as teams like Canada , Sweden, and Russia could have been, the U. S

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The one thing we’re really missing out on is the juggernaut national teams. Our look at a potential Team USA with NHL players revealed a stacked lineup featuring Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Seth Jones, and other stars. It’s too bad we can’t see a team like that representing the United States in Pyeongchang.

But as good as the Americans would’ve been, it’s fair to say that Team Canada would’ve been even better. Here’s a look at how we would put together a team of Canadians to try to win gold in February. For some comparison, here are projections from The Athletic, ESPN, and Sportsnet. This team would be, well, ridiculously stacked.

Forwards

F1: Taylor Hall — Connor McDavid — Nathan MacKinnon

F2: Brad Marchand — Sidney Crosby — Patrice Bergeron

Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday

  Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday The Canadian Olympic men's hockey team that will try for a third straight gold medal next month will be announced Thursday. © Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press Canada's men's Olympic hockey team to be named Thursday Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee issued a joint release Wednesday announcing the team for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be unveiled in Calgary at noon ET. You can watch the announcement live on CBCSports.ca.

From Team USA to Canada , and Russia to Sweden, we came up with our ideal rosters for the medal contenders. The NHL has prohibited its players from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic men ' s hockey tournament -- meaning that the league will not send anyone to the Winter Games for the first

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F3: Steven Stamkos — John Tavares — Tyler Seguin

F4: Jamie Benn — Mark Scheifele — Claude Giroux

Extras: Jonathan Huberdeau, Jonathan Toews

Defensemen

D1: Duncan Keith — Drew Doughty

D2: Morgan Rielly — Alex Pietrangelo

D3: Mark Giordano — Dougie Hamilton

Extras: P.K. Subban, Brent Burns

Goaltenders

Starter: Corey Crawford

Backups: Carey Price, Braden Holtby

Obviously this leaves out a ton of great names. Here’s a sampling of those who miss the cut here: Mark Stone, Logan Couture, Shea Weber, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Sean Monahan, Matt Murray, Josh Bailey, Brayden Schenn, Mathew Barzal, Mitch Marner, Jake Muzzin, Jaden Schwartz, and Ryan Getzlaf. You could build a pretty impressive team just with those who didn’t make it.

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