Hockey Canada is unveiling their Olympic men’s hockey roster on Jan. 7, so some of the Penticton Western News staff decided to play general manager and reveal who they would pick.
We also want to hear what you think of our choices, or which 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goalies you would take to Sochi, Russia?
Emanuel Sequeira, sports editor
Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews, John Tavares, Patrick Sharp, James Neal, Jaden Schwartz, Martin St. Louis, Corey Perry, Rick Nash, Matt Duchene, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn.
Defence: Barret Jackman, Chris Tanev, Alex Pietrangelo, Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, P.K. Subban, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith.
Goalies: Roberto Luongo, Corey Crawford, Josh Harding.
Kristi Patton, reporter
Forwards: James Neal, Rick Nash, Jamie Benn, Corey Perry, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Sharp, Martin St. Louis, Chris Kunitz, Matt Duchene , Milan Lucic.
Defence: Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Brent Seabrook, P.K. Subban, Mark Giordano, Shea Weber, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Kris Letang.
Goalies: Roberto Luongo, Mark-Andre Fleury, Carey Price (Corey Crawford if Luongo is injured).
Mark Brett, reporter/photographer
Forwards: Joe Thornton, Rick Nash, Eric Staal, Corey Perry, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Sharp, Martin St. Louis, Matt Duchene, Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron.
Defence: Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Brent Seabrook, Kris Letang, Mark Giordano, Shea Weber, Dion Phaneuf, Mike Green.
Goalies: Josh Harding, Mark-Andre Fleury, Carey Price.
Percy Hébert, editor
Forwards: Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Andrew Ladd, Brad Marchand, Rick Nash, James Neal, Corey Perry, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Mike Richards, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp.
Defence: PK Subban, Duncan Keith, Travis Hamonic, Marc Staal, Shea Weber, Mike Green, Drew Doughty, Jay Bouwmeester.
Goalies: Carey Price, Corey Crawford, Mark-Andre Fleury.