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Rangers Could Have Huge Olympic Representation in 2014

Craig Custance at ESPN Insider takes a look at what the American and Canadian Olympic teams might look like in 2014 and if he’s correct there should be plenty of Rangers representation.

For Team USA, Custance says Ryan Callahan is a lock to return and will be one of the players considered for captain.

…obviously I’m biased, but there could not be a better representation of the hard working American than Ryan Callahan. He personifies what our country is and should be all about. No brainer, Callahan for Team USA captain in 2014.

The possible new additions to Team USA Custance mentions include Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh. Custance like Kreider’s speed as a weapons for the Americans and adds that McDonagh should be a lock.

…obviously a lot can happen in a year, but Stepan is a guy who needs to be on the team. He’s very similar to Chris Drury in that he’s not the flashiest guy in the world and isn’t going to wow you, but inevitably finds a way to help his team win. And that’s what any team needs…winners.

Speaking of Drury, Custance doesn’t expect him back in 2014.

As far as our neighbors to the north, Custance says Rick Nash is a lock to return, while Brad Richards and Marc Staal could be possible additions to Team Canada in 2014.

…i think it’s going to be real hard, almost next to impossible for Richards to make the team. Besides the holdovers from 2010 (Toews, Crosby, Mike Richards, Eric Staal, Perry), he’s got to compete against the new guys (Stamkos, Girioux, Evander Kane, Tavares, Jordan Staal, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins). Sorry Brad, ain’t going to happen.

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