Predicting the World Cup of Hockey lineups 

All predictions are in part based on intuition and in part based in past line combinations during international play. 

Team USA 

Forwards

Parise – Pavelski – Kane

Pacioretty – Stepan – Wheeler

van Riemsdyk – Kesler – Oshie

Abdelkader – Dubinsky – Backes

Extra: Palmieri

Defense

Suter – Carlson

McDonagh – Byfuglien

J. Johnson – Niskanen

Extra: E. Johnson

Goalies

1. Schneider

2. Bishop

3. Quick

Team Canada 

Forwards

Tavares – Crosby – Stamkos

Thornton – Toews – Seguin

Duchene – Getzlaf – Giroux

Marchand – Bergeron – Perry

Extra: Couture

Defense

Vlasic – Burns

Muzzin – Doughty

Bouwmeester – Weber

Extra: Pieterangelo

Goalies

1. Price

2. Holtby

3. Crawford

Team Sweden 

Forwards

Landeskog – Backstrom – Forsberg

Sedin – Sedin – Eriksson

Rakell – Soderberg – Hornqvist

Hagelin – Kruger – Silfverberg

Extra: Backlund

Defense

Hedman – Karlsson

Ekman-Larsson – Stralman

Lindholm – Hjalmarsson (LH)

Extra: Ekholm

Goalies

1. Lundqvist

2. Markstrom

3. Enroth

Team Russia 

Forwards

Ovechkin – Datsyuk – Tarasenko

Panarin – Malkin – Kucherov

Shipachev – Kuznetsov – Dadanov

Namestnikov – Anisimov – Kulemin

Extra: Telegin

Defense

Markov – Zaitsev

Kulikov – Marchenko

Orlov – Emelin (LH)

Extra: Nesterov

Goalies

1. Varlamov

2. Bobrovsky

3. Vasilevskiy

Team Finland 

Forwards

J. Jokinen – Barkov – Laine

Teravainen – Mi. Granlund – Donskoi

Lehtera – Koivu – Komarov

Aho – Fillpula – Korpikoski

Extra: Haula

Defense

Maatta – Ristolainen

Lepisto – Vatanen

Jokipakka – Lindell

Extra: Pokka

Goalies

1. Rask

2. Rinne

3. Koskinen

Team Czech Republic 

Forwards

Palat – Plekanec – Voracek

Hertl – Hanzal – Pastrnak

Sobotka – Cervanka – Frolik

Jaskin – Faksa – Hemsky

Extra: M. Michalek

Defense

Gudas (RH) – Z. Michalek

Kempny – Polak

Jordan – Sustr

Extra: Nakadal

Goalies

1. Mrazek

2. Neuvirth

3. Pavelec

Team North America 

Forwards

Gaudreau – McDavid – MacKinnon

Drouin – Scheifele – Saad

Larkin – Nugent-Hopkins – Eichel

Miller – Couturier – Matthews

Extra: Trocheck

Defense

Reilly – Ekblad

Gostisbehere – Jones

Murray – Trouba

Extra: Parayko

Goalies

1. Gibson

2. Murray

3. Hellebuyck

Team Europe

Forwards

Tatar – Kopitar – Neiderreiter

Zuccarello – Nielsen – Hossa

Vanek – Draisaitl – Gaborik

Boedker – Bellemare – Hansen

Extra: Rieder

Defense

Josi – Streit (LH)

Sekera – Chara (LH)

Sbisa – Ehrhoff (LH)

Extra: Seidenberg

Goalies

1. Andersen (pending evaluation)

2. Halak

3. Greiss

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