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Forget Beijing, let’s take a look at Canada’s possible 2010 Men’s Hockey Team

From Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated:

And so the biggest concern this week is not the injury to hurdler Perdita Felicien or the loss of the baseball team’s ace starter Scott Richmond, but how best to craft a hockey team for 2010 out of the richest crop of talent in the world.

To get back in touch with my people, here’s how I see it going down:

When the 13 forward slots are filled, the Canadians should offer an unmatchable blend of size, skill, physicality and two-way play. No surprise that the first line pivot will be Sidney Crosby. If he’s not clearly the best player in the world at that point, he’ll be in the mix alongside Alexander Ovechkin. His running mates should include Canada’s top power forward — Jarome Iginla — and Dany Heatley, who became the country’s all-time leading scorer at the World Championships after putting up 12 goals and 20 points in just nine games this spring.

Read the entire article here.

This article gets me excited for the games of 2010.