Projected Big-7 Sochi Olympic Rosters – The Final Push

Earlier this year we gave readers an initial look at our projected rosters for the “Big 7” hockey powers at the Sochi Olympics. Now with the Games only 2 months away, here are our final roster projections for those same teams. You’ll note the newcomers to the rosters since our initial projections are listed in bold.

Canada

crosby

Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos*, Matt Duchene, Jamie Benn, Eric Staal, Rick Nash, Logan Couture, John Tavares, Martin St. Louis, Corey Perry, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Getzlaf

Defense: Shea Weber, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, Drew Doughty, PK Subban, Jay Bouwmeester

Goaltenders: Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Corey Crawford

United States

parise

Forwards: Bobby Ryan, Zach Parise, Phil Kessel, Patrick Kane, David Backes, Dustin Brown, Joe Pavelski, Ryan Callahan, James van Riemsdyk, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Kesler, Alex Galchenyuk, Derek Stepan

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

Goaltenders: Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick, Cory Schneider

Russia

malkinovy

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

Defense: Sergei Gonchar, Andrei Markov, Dmitri Kulikov, Fedor Tyutin, Evgeny Medvedev, Slava Voynov, Alexei Emelin

Goaltenders: Konstantin Barulin, Evgeni Nabokov, Semyon Varlamov

Sweden

zetterberg

Forwards: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson, Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Backstrom, Johan Franzen, Gabriel Landeskog, Patric Hornqvist, Patrik Berglund, Alex Steen, Marcus Johansson, Carl Soderberg, Daniel Alfredsson

Defense: Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Alex Edler, Jonas Brodin, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Niklas Kronwall

Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Viktor Fasth, Robin Lehner

Finland

koivu

Forwards: Mikael Granlund, Teuvo Teravainen, Mikko Koivu, Saku Koivu, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Tuomo Ruutu, Valtteri Filppula, Teemu Selanne, Teemu Hartikainen, Juhamatti Aaltonen, Leo Komarov, Lauri Korpikoski

Defense: Kimmo Timonen, Olli Maatta, Sami Salo, Lasse Kukkonen, Sami Lepisto, Sami Vatanen, Rasmus Ristolainen

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Antti Niemi, Pekka Rinne*

Czech Republic

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Forwards: Tomas Plekanec, Roman Cervenka, Jaromir Jagr, David Krejci, Milan Michalek, Ales Hemsky, Tomas Fleischmann, Patrik Elias, Tomas Hertl, Jiri Hudler, Jakub Voracek, Martin Hanzal, Radim Vrbata

Defense: Zbynek Michalek, Rusty Klesla, Ladislav Smid, Jan Hejda, Radko Gudas, Marek Zidlicky, Jakub Kindl

Goaltenders: Jakub Stepanek, Ondrej Pavelec, Michal Neuvirth

Slovakia

Ice Hockey - Day 12 - Norway v Slovakia

Forwards: Marian Gaborik, Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky, Marek Svatos, Marcel Hossa, Michal Handzus, Marko Dano, Richard Panik, Michel Miklik, Rudolf Huna, Tomas Tatar, Martin Cibak, Tomas Jurco

Defense: Zdeno Chara, Lubomir Visnovsky, Andrej Meszaros, Andrej Sekera, Milan Jurcina, Martin Marincin, Ivan Baranka

Goaltenders: Jaroslav Halak, Peter Budaj, Jaroslav Janus

Feel free to debate away – let the Games begin!

For Hockeyland Canada,

RK, Esq.

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3 responses to “Projected Big-7 Sochi Olympic Rosters – The Final Push

  1. LOTS of unknown in there; many injured players too… I dont think Subban is a sure shot either for Canada…And sure dont think Price should be there ;Harding should.Quick is injured for USA also…Could be back…And Galchyenyuk for USA ?!? the guy has 2 points in his last 10 or 12 games loll He’s ayoung kid with possibilities but TJ Oshie is WAYYY ahead of him on his way to a 75 pts season!! And I’m sure a LOT of other americans would be a better choice.I love my Tarasenko also but he is not having as a great year as expected BUT he is young.Doubtful..Russia is very solid though… Slovakia could be a HUGE surprise with a HOT HALAK 😉

  2. I think political issues may come into play here with Galchenyuk getting the nod due to his Russian heritage. I had Oshie on my original projections but have since replaced him with Gally as he has played very well out of the gate this year along with the Russian factor.

  3. Pingback: Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban awaits Hockey Canada’s Olympics judgment day | Hockeyland Canada·

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