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Team USA positional rankings

Created by: SevenLeg
Team: 2021-22 Custom Team
Initial Creation Date: Aug. 22, 2021
Published: Aug. 22, 2021
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
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Honorable Mentions:
LW - Joel Farabee, Chris Kreider, Blake Coleman, James van Riemsdyk, Alex Iafallo
C - Kevin Hayes, Paul Stastny
RW - Phil Kessel, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Palmieri
LD - Cam Fowler, Nick Leddy, Alex Goligoski
RD - Jacob Trouba, Nate Schmidt

LTIR- Too young or too small sample size but could slot in by the end of the next season
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
60$81,500,000$292,474,357$0$5,295,000-$210,974,357
Left WingCentreRight Wing
Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks
$6,400,000$6,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$11,640,250$11,640,250
C
UFA - 3
Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks
$2,625,000$2,625,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 2
Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights
$7,000,000$7,000,000
LW
M-NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the Buffalo Sabres
$10,000,000$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
Logo of the Dallas Stars
$7,000,000$7,000,000
RW
M-NTC
UFA - 1
Logo of the Calgary Flames
$7,000,000$7,000,000
RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Detroit Red Wings
$6,100,000$6,100,000
C
UFA - 2
Logo of the Vancouver Canucks
$5,875,000$5,875,000
RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Calgary Flames
$6,750,000$6,750,000
LW
M-NTC
UFA - 1
Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes
$4,750,000$4,750,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Washington Capitals
$5,750,000$5,750,000
RW
M-NTC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$6,000,000$6,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
Logo of the New Jersey Devils
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$2,850,000$3M)
C
UFA - 1
Logo of the Vancouver Canucks
$4,950,000$4,950,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
Tkachuk, Brady
$8,000,000$8,000,000
Logo of the New York Islanders
$6,000,000$6,000,000
C, LW
M-NTC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights
$4,750,000$4,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
Logo of the Vancouver Canucks
$5,250,000$5,250,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 2
Logo of the Ottawa Senators
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
C
UFA - 1
Logo of the St. Louis Blues
$4,500,000$4,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 5
Logo of the Winnipeg Jets
$7,142,857$7,142,857
LW
UFA - 5
Logo of the Arizona Coyotes
$5,850,000$5,850,000
RW, C
UFA - 5
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$3,500,000$3,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Dallas Stars
$795,000$795,000 (Performance Bonus$82,500$82K)
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Logo of the Winnipeg Jets
$3,640,000$3,640,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
Logo of the Arizona Coyotes
$7,150,000$7,150,000
LW, RW
UFA - 7
Logo of the New York Islanders
$7,000,000$7,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 5
Logo of the Arizona Coyotes
$4,450,000$4,450,000
C
UFA - 4
Logo of the Philadelphia Flyers
$5,875,000$5,875,000
RW, LW
M-NTC
UFA - 4
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes
$5,300,000$5,300,000
LD
M-NTC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Boston Bruins
$4,900,000$4,900,000
RD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Winnipeg Jets
$6,166,667$6,166,667
G
UFA - 3
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$5,000,000$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
Logo of the New York Rangers
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
RD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Vancouver Canucks
$5,000,000$5,000,000
G
UFA - 5
Logo of the Tampa Bay Lightning
$6,750,000$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 5
Logo of the Washington Capitals
$8,000,000$8,000,000
RD
M-NTC
UFA - 5
Logo of the Anaheim Ducks
$6,400,000$6,400,000
G
M-NTC
UFA - 6
Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights
$5,250,000$5,250,000
LD
M-NTC
UFA - 3
Logo of the Montreal Canadiens
$2,343,750$2,343,750
RD
M-NTC, NMC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Los Angeles Kings
$858,333$858,333
G
UFA - 1
Logo of the St. Louis Blues
$6,500,000$6,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 6
Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks
$5,400,000$5,400,000
RD
M-NTC
UFA - 1
Logo of the Detroit Red Wings
$3,000,000$3,000,000
G
UFA - 2
Hughes, Quinn
$5,500,000$5,500,000
Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes
$4,025,000$4,025,000
RD
UFA - 3
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$1,650,000$1,650,000
G
UFA - 1
Logo of the New York Rangers
$3,000,000$3,000,000
LD
RFA - 3
Logo of the Winnipeg Jets
$5,875,000$5,875,000
RD
UFA - 4
Logo of the Boston Bruins
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$125,000$125K)
G
RFA - 2
Logo of the Calgary Flames
$4,950,000$4,950,000
LD
UFA - 3
Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks
$3,850,000$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Dallas Stars
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$537,500$538K)
G
RFA - 1
Logo of the Dallas Stars
$3,650,000$3,650,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$4,400,000$4,400,000
RD
UFA - 6
Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins
$1,250,000$1,250,000
G
UFA - 1
Logo of the Boston Bruins
$3,687,500$3,687,500
LD
UFA - 3
Logo of the St. Louis Blues
$6,500,000$6,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 6
Logo of the Los Angeles Kings
$2,900,000$2,900,000
G
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Logo of the New York Rangers
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$350,000$350K)
LD
RFA - 2
Logo of the Florida Panthers
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$1,850,000$2M)
G
RFA - 2
Logo of the Montreal Canadiens
$880,833$880,833 (Performance Bonus$300,000$300K)
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Logo of the Ottawa Senators
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$600,000$600K)
C
RFA - 2
Logo of the Anaheim Ducks
$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
C, LW
RFA - 2

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Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:03 p.m.
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You have Dvorak twice (#10 and in HM).

I'd have Kyle Connor a bit higher.
Also, I think guys like Atkinson, Copp, Coleman will get some consideration just on PK alone.
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Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:06 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
You have Dvorak twice (#10 and in HM).

I'd have Kyle Connor a bit higher.
Also, I think guys like Atkinson, Copp, Coleman will get some consideration just on PK alone.


Oops, I originally had Miller at center for whatever reason but I remembered he's mostly used on LW, so I added Dvorak in his center spot.

The wings are so deep that Connor may seem low, but in reality, I take all those above him on my team.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:22 p.m.
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If Faulk plays this season like he did last season, he'll be ahead of like half those RDs. But he has to do it again.
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Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:23 p.m.
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If Faulk plays this season like he did last season, he'll be ahead of like half those RDs. But he has to do it again.


Indeed, but he already slowed down at the end of last season. He could do it but it seems unlikely.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:24 p.m.
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Oops, I originally had Miller at center for whatever reason but I remembered he's mostly used on LW, so I added Dvorak in his center spot.

The wings are so deep that Connor may seem low, but in reality, I take all those above him on my team.


I think ultimately, they go with something like 2 scoring lines, 1 pesty two-way line, 1 youth / high-tempo line.
Maybe not these exact guys, but something like this:

Gaudreau -- Matthews -- Kane
Tkachuk -- Eichel -- Debrincat
Coleman -- Larkin -- Oshie or Atkinson
B Tkachuk -- Hughes -- Boeser
Robertson

Werenski -- McAvoy
Slavin -- Fox
Hughes -- Petry
McDonagh
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Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:32 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
I think ultimately, they go with something like 2 scoring lines, 1 pesty two-way line, 1 youth / high-tempo line.
Maybe not these exact guys, but something like this:

Gaudreau -- Matthews -- Kane
Tkachuk -- Eichel -- Debrincat
Coleman -- Larkin -- Oshie or Atkinson
B Tkachuk -- Hughes -- Boeser
Robertson

Werenski -- McAvoy
Slavin -- Fox
Hughes -- Petry
McDonagh


Connor>every single left winger on your team
Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:32 p.m.
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Connor>every single left winger on your team


He's only better than Coleman.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:49 p.m.
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Connor>every single left winger on your team


Yeah maybe...I pointed out Connor in my first reply.
I was just making a point that the team they bring will not necessarily be the top 4 at each position.

I think they go with 2 scoring lines, 1 defensive, pesty checking line and 1 youthful energy line.

Tons of combinations one could go with....

S1: Connor -- Matthews -- Kane
S2: M Tkachuk -- Eichel -- Debrincat
Ch: Coleman -- Larkin -- Atkinson
Yo: B Tkachuk -- Hughes -- Boeser

S1: Gaudreau -- Eichel -- M Tkachuk
S2: Guentzel -- Matthews -- Kane
Ch: Larkin -- Copp -- Oshie
Yo: Robertson -- Norris -- Keller

S1: Kane -- Matthews -- Debrincat
S2: M Tkachuk -- Eichel -- B Tkachuk
Ch: Nelson -- Trochek -- Coleman
Yo: Farabee -- Hughes -- Caufield
Aug. 22, 2021 at 1:53 p.m.
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Quoting: mokumboi
If Faulk plays this season like he did last season, he'll be ahead of like half those RDs. But he has to do it again.

Huh? Only guys he could be better is Marino and Murphy
Aug. 22, 2021 at 2:16 p.m.
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Indeed, but he already slowed down at the end of last season. He could do it but it seems unlikely.


No, he slowed a bit near the end of Parayko's injury layoff, because he was being overworked. He was back to normal down the stretch - until Colorado cheap-shotted him out of the playoffs, that is.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 2:18 p.m.
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Huh? Only guys he could be better is Marino and Murphy


That's certainly not how it went down last season.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 2:59 p.m.
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Thanks for making this. This gives a good perspective of the options team USA has

You should make one for every country
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Aug. 22, 2021 at 3:05 p.m.
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Dvorak and Hughes are C #5 and 6 in either order imo. But the rest of your fwd list is pretty solid.

There’s a lot of arguments for guys on D tho. But the top 4 you have listed should be the guarantees and then some heavy competition for the remaining spots on the Olympic team.
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Aug. 22, 2021 at 3:14 p.m.
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Dvorak and Hughes are C #5 and 6 in either order imo. But the rest of your fwd list is pretty solid.

There’s a lot of arguments for guys on D tho. But the top 4 you have listed should be the guarantees and then some heavy competition for the remaining spots on the Olympic team.


Honestly I don't think Dvorak is that good. He has some room to grow but as it is he is a lower-tier 2C
Aug. 22, 2021 at 3:29 p.m.
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Honestly I don't think Dvorak is that good. He has some room to grow but as it is he is a lower-tier 2C


I was looking at it more as a fit on the Olympic roster and I think he’s a better fit at 4C than most of the guys ahead of him. Copp could work there too for PK purposes.
Aug. 22, 2021 at 7:12 p.m.
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Ned is better than Petersen
Aug. 22, 2021 at 7:22 p.m.
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Quoting: LeafsFan4Ever34
Ned is better than Petersen


He's not.
 
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