I expect there to be much debate about this roster, but if I were the GM of Team USA and selecting the team today, here’s who I would choose, and what I would open the tournament with.
Bobby Ryan – David Backes – Pat Kane
Jason Pominville – Ryan Kesler – Joe Pavelski
Spare Forward – Kyle Okposo
Ryan Suter – Keith Yandle
James Wisniewski – Ryan McDonagh
Dustin Byfuglien – Jack Johnson
Spare Defenseman – Paul Martin and Kevin Shattenkirk
I think that with this roster Team USA will be competitive with any team in the tournament. There is depth at every position. Let Quick handle the goaltending duties, name Suter the captain, and let Kane, Kessel and Parise lead the way up front.