Unlike my previous fan post, born out of some mild anger, this one is out of pure fun, and is meant to piggyback on Red Army Line's post.
Predictions for a 2011 U.S. Olympic Team (yes, I'm aware its not held this year, a theoretical situation), and a 2014 one (when its actually held).
Parise - Stastny - Patrick Kane
Kessel - Kesler - Bobby Ryan
Byfuglien - Suter
Yandle - James Wisniewski
Carlson - Erik Johnson
note: did not consider handedness when putting together d-pairs
2014 U.S. Olympic Team:
Parise - Stastny - Kane
Van Riemsdyk - Kesler - Ryan
Kessel - Pavelski - Okposo
Dustin Brown - Backes - Callahan
extras: Dubi, Oshie, David Booth, Derek Stepan
Carlson - Suter
Yandle - Erik Johnson
extra: Jimmy Howard
note: goalies were near impossible due to the extremely fluctuating nature of the position, for all i know any of those four as well as potentially some other american will be the starting goalie in 2014, but as of now Schneider is my best guess
Thoughts? Love to hear some commentary on this. Maybe I will even do a similar exercise for Canada in the near future.