Friday, February 26, 2010

2010 Olympics: Players in the hunt for medals

Four teams left and two more big games Friday in Vancouver. Here's a team-by-team look at the NHL players in the running for medals:

Anaheim: Getzlaf, Koivu, Niedermayer, Perry, Ryan, Selanne, Whitney
Boston: Bergeron, Chara, Satan, Thomas
Buffalo: Lydman, Miller, Sekera
Calgary: Hagman, Iginla, Kiprusoff
Carolina: Gleason, Pitkanen, Ruutu, Staal
Chicago: Hossa, Kane, Keith, Kopecky, Seabrook, Toews
Colorado: Budaj, Stastny
Columbus: Jurcina, Nash
Dallas: Lehtinen, Morrow
Detroit: Filppula, Rafalski
Edmonton: Visnovsky
Los Angeles: Brown, Doughty, Handzus, Johnson, Quick
Minnesota: Backstrom, Koivu, Miettinen
Montreal: Halak
Nashville: Suter, Weber
New Jersey: Brodeur, Langenbrunner, Parise
NY Rangers: Callahan, Drury, Gaborik, Jokinen
Ottawa: Ruutu
Philadelphia: Pronger, Richards, Timonen
Phoenix: Lepisto
Pittsburgh: Crosby, Fleury, Orpik
San Jose: Boyle, Heatley, Marleau, Pavelski, Thornton
St. Louis: Backes, Johnson
Tampa Bay: Malone, Meszaros, Niittymaki
Toronto: Kessel
Vancouver: Demitra, Kesler, Luongo, Salo

So, in all, 26 NHL teams still have a hope of a player bringing back a medal. Those not in the running are Atlanta, Florida, the Islanders and Washington. The Ducks have the most players still in the running with seven, followed by Chicago with six and L.A. and San Jose with five.  
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5 Comments:

At 1:51 AM, February 26, 2010, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Now that is some serious Battle of California pride!

 
At 2:03 AM, February 26, 2010, Blogger toujun said...

Of all those teams, the Canucks are the only ones with at least one player on each of the four remaining countries, and are thus guaranteed to have somebody win gold, silver, and bronze.

 
At 8:44 AM, February 26, 2010, Blogger Sean said...

Anaheim has 7 guys in the tournament, including probably the tournaments most outstanding goalie, yet they languish in 11th place in the conference. *scratches head*

 
At 11:55 AM, February 26, 2010, Blogger dave in Rocha said...

@toujun:

The Sabres too, if you count Ruff behind the bench. And heck, in Buffalo Lindy is more beloved by the fans than half the team!

 
At 11:55 AM, February 27, 2010, Blogger saskhab said...

Dave in Rocha>>> Coaches don't get medals.

 

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