Team Canada 2014 – Predicting The Defensemen & Goalies

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This Tuesday, Hockey Canada GM Steve Yzerman and his staff will reveal the names of the 25 players on the preliminary roster for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi.  About 10 months ago I gave my preliminary roster one year out, and then on July 1st I updated it after the season.

January 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) moves the puck against the defense of Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (6) during the third period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Granted, my team is not the same as the team I think the management group would pick, so I over the next day or so I will name who I think will be named to the team.

I will start with the Defensemen & Goalies. (note:  You can now see my forwards here)

There will be 8 defensemen named, although the team can only dress 7 in games.

Here are the expected choices: