Team Canada 2014: Predicting The Forwards

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C Patrice Bergeron, BOS

Jan 2, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center

Patrice Bergeron

(37) controls the puck in front of Nashville Predators right wing

Patric Hornqvist

(27) during the second period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best faceoff men in the league and an annual Selke Nominee.  A late game stopper, even if the offense hasn’t been up to par this season

RW  Jeff Carter, LAK

A big body who can skate like the wind and can play any style of game. Was the 14th forward in Vancouver.

Apr 4, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center

Mike Richards

(10) and center

Jeff Carter

celebrate after a goal by Carter in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LW Mike Richards, LAK

You can’t argue with his style of game, determination and willingness to sell out to win.  Might not be the best skater, but his hockey IQ is off the charts and that can make up for lack of foot speed.  Can do a lot of the heavy lifting (penalty kill, defensive zone presence)