Projected “Big 6” Men’s Hockey Rosters – Sochi Olympics

SochiWith the Sochi Olympics a little less than a year away, here are my projected rosters for the so-called “Big 6”. I will give 13 forwards, 7 defencemen and 3 goaltenders. Feel free to comment or discuss my selections.

Canada

Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux, Mike Richards, Eric Staal, Rick Nash, Jordan Eberle, John Tavares, Patrick Marleau, Corey Perry, Joe Thornton, Ryan Getzlaf

Defense: Shea Weber, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, Drew Doughty, Kris Letang, Marc Staal

Goaltenders: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Marc-Andre Fleury

United States

Forwards: Bobby Ryan, Zach Parise, Phil Kessel, Patrick Kane, David Backes, Dustin Brown, Joe Pavelski, Ryan Callahan, James van Riemsdyk, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Kesler, TJ Oshie, Paul Stastny

Defense: Jack Johnson, Erik Johnson, Ryan McDonagh, Ryan Suter, John Carlson, Keith Yandle, Kevin Shattenkirk

Goaltenders: Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Cory Schneider

Russia

Forwards: Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Alex Semin, Vladimir Tarasenko, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Radulov, Nail Yakupov, Artem Anisimov, Nikolai Kulemin, Maxim Afinogenov, Sergei Mozyakin

Defense: Sergei Gonchar, Andrei Markov, Dmitri Kulikov, Fedor Tyutin, Nikita Nikitin, Slava Voynov, Alexei Emelin

Goaltenders: Ilya Bryzgalov, Evgeni Nabokov, Semyon Varlamov

Sweden

Forwards: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson, Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Backstrom, Johan Franzen, Gabriel Landeskog, Patric Hornqvist, Patrik Berglund, Alex Steen, Mika Zibanejad, Carl Soderberg, Mikael Backlund

Defense: Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Alex Edler, Tobias Enstrom, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall

Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Viktor Fasth, Anders Lindback

Finland

Forwards: Mikael Granlund, Teuvo Teravainen, Mikko Koivu, Saku Koivu, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Tuomo Ruutu, Valtteri Filppula, Teemu Selanne, Aleksander Barkov, Joel Armia, Leo Komarov, Lauri Korpikoski

Defense: Kimmo Timonen, Joni Pitkanen, Sami Salo, Toni Lydman, Sami Lepisto, Sami Vatanen, Rasmus Ristolainen

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Backstrom, Pekka Rinne

Czech Republic

Forwards: Tomas Plekanec, Roman Cervenka, Jaromir Jagr (because I can), David Krejci, Milan Michalek, Ales Hemsky, Tomas Fleischmann, Patrik Elias, Martin Erat, Martin Havlat, Jakub Voracek, Martin Hanzal, Radim Vrbata

Defense: Zbynek Michalek, Rusty Klesla, Ladislav Smid, Jan Hejda, Filip Kuba, Marek Zidlicky, Tomas Kaberle/Roman Polak

Goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun, Ondrej Pavelec, Michal Neuvirth

Slovakia

Forwards: Marian Gaborik, Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky, Miro Satan, Marcel Hossa, Michal Handzus, Marko Dano, Richard Panik, Michel Miklik, Mario Bliznak, Tomas Tatar, Martin Cibak, Branko Radivojevic/Tomas Jurco

Defense: Zdeno Chara, Lubomir Visnovsky, Andrej Meszaros, Andrej Sekera, Milan Jurcina, Dominik Granak, Ivan Baranka

Goaltenders: Jaroslav Halak, Peter Budaj, Jaroslav Janus

 

For HockeyLand Canada,

RK, Esq.

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3 responses to “Projected “Big 6” Men’s Hockey Rosters – Sochi Olympics

  1. Really great article. Personally, I have a bias against San Jose Sharks although I recognize they have been there before. They simply don’t come up big in big games. Instead, I’d take a Taylor Hall and see what he looks like beside your boy Sid Crosby. Also, Milan Lucic brings the finesse and speed you need on the big ice while being able to punish the opposition. D is perfect, and G is bang on. I think Carey Price is the favourite at this stage, unless Bobby Lou can win the title somehow this year.

    Other players from your lists I’d love to see make it include; the Persian Prince himself Mika Zibanejad, the best player in the world not in the NHL Yevgeny Kuznetsov, and the most underrated man in hockey, TJ Oshie. Good Work!

  2. Pingback: Projected Big-7 Sochi Olympic Rosters – The Final Push | Hockeyland Canada·

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