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Ginsburg’s Picks: Team USA men’s hockey

Ezra takes his prognostication skills and puts them to the test as today he tries to predict the composition of Team USA for Sochi.

Yesterday on Illegal Curve I picked the 23 players who I thought would make up Team Canada’s men’s hockey team roster for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Today, I select the three goalies, eight defencemen and 14 forwards who I think will make up Team USA for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics.

Team USA hopefuls


Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Corey Schneider, New Jersey Devils

Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres


Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets

Cam Fowler, Anaheim Ducks

Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues

John Carlson, Washington Capitals

Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins

Zach Bogosian, Winnipeg Jets


Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs

James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs

Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings

Bobby Ryan, Ottawa Senators

David Backes, St. Louis Blues

TJ Oshie, St. Louis Blues

Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens

Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks

Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers

Derek Stepan, New York Rangers

Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets


What do you think of Ginsburg’s picks? Let us know below in the comments section.

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