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by Paul on 02/07/13 at 12:58 PM ET
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
Coming off a surprising silver medal performance in 2010, Team USA will ice a competitive squad that is stacked in net, young and mobile on the blueline, and aggressive, if not particularly deep, up front.
Here’s how we see Team USA lining up in Russia.
Jonathan Quick (Kings): He’s off to a sluggish start this season, but at this point, the Conn Smythe winner is the presumptive No. 1 for his proven big-game ability.
Ryan Miller (Sabres): He hasn’t been the same player since the end of that 2009-10 season, but he doesn’t have anything to prove. The 2010 Olympic MVP is a lock to make this team.
Cory Schneider (Canucks): Craig Anderson of the Senators is lights out right now, but he’ll be 32 when the Games roll around. Schneider will be 27 and he has a future with the USA Hockey program, so he’ll get the call.
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