With less than one year until the 2010 Winter Olympics take place in beautiful Vancouver BC, I thought it would be interesting to discuss and debate the possible players that could dawn the Maple leaf for the hometown/country squad.
It's been often said that Canada could ice two very competitve teams and this may be true, but what would be the best mix in your opinion that could return Canada to the Gold medal podium next Year?
Here is the team I would send if the games started today, keeping in mind a lot can change in one year.
Left Wing Center Right Wing
D.Heatley S.Crosby J.Iginla
R.Nash J.Thornton V.Lecavalier
S.Gagne M.Savard M.St.Louis
B.Morrow M.Richards S.Doan
The forwards bring a equal amount of skill and grit on all four lines including putting Lecavalier on the Wing with Thornton and Nash to present a BIG 3 line that can cycle down low and wear down a defence and dominate the boards.
Puck movers and boom layers a plenty on the back end with no visable hole anywhere to be found.
With this three headed monster, you have no worries if a Luongo or Brodeur get injured.
So the question remains....... What would your Team Canada(Or USA for the American Fans) look like in 2010?