I'd shoot myself for being such a media loving whore. But not until after the Olympics in 2010, now exactly one year away. Our boy Brian is the GM of Team USA. My dream job. I once hounded Waddell, at the Casino Night Party, when he was the Assistant GM of the World Cup a few years back. I told him I had the roster all worked up and wanted to give it to him. He initially laughed, until he realized I was serious. Needless to say, I was ignored. Waddell's roster was vastly different from mine. Our team played horribly (but not as bad as the '06 Games). And we lost.
So, just for fun, here is my first draft at Team '10, USA Hockey (This is your first warning that I will probably repeat this post about 30 times over the course of the year):
Parise Drury Langenbrunner
Kessel Stastny Kane
Tkachuk Brown Gionta
Cole Kesler Ryan
Please realize I could sit down ten minutes from now and come up with an entirely different list. There are quite a few guys you could mix in and out at the forward position. I'm not convinced I have enough offense on the blueline as well.
Apologies to Dougie Weight for leaving him off the list. That pains me more than anyone knows...