Tuesday November 18th, 2014

NHL
Off The Draw: Making hockey's World Cup a hot ticket; games to watch

What might Team Canada look like if the World Cup of Hockey is realized in 2016? Probably not considerably different from the club that dominated the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Our proposed 23-man roster (smaller than the 25-man squad that was allowed in Sochi) would see 10 forwards, five defensemen and two goaltenders return to wear the maple leaf. Newcomers include 2014 Hart Trophy finalist Claude Giroux, 2013 top draft pick Nathan MacKinnon, and Steven Stamkos (who missed the last Games with a broken leg) up front, Mark Giordano and Aaron Ekblad on the back end, and Jonathan Bernier as the No. 3 keeper. It's a squad that has untouchable depth down the middle, size and speed on the wings, and a strong transition group manning the blue line.

FORWARDS (13)

NHL
SI.com's Team Canada 2 roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Jamie Benn, Stars
Patrice BergeronBruins
Sidney Crosby, Penguins
Matt Duchene, Avalanche
Ryan GetzlafDucks
Claude GirouxFlyers
Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche
Rick NashRangers
Corey Perry, Ducks
Patrick SharpBlackhawks
Steven StamkosLightning
John TavaresIslanders
Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks

DEFENSEMEN (7)

Drew DoughtyKings
Mark Giordano, Flames
Duncan Keith, Blackhawks
Aaron Ekblad, Panthers
P.K. Subban, Canadiens
Marc-Edouard VlasicSharks
Shea WeberPredators

GOALIES (3)

Jonathan Bernier, Maple Leafs
Roberto LuongoPanthers
Carey PriceCanadiens

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.