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Olympic hockey teams debut their line combinations

By John Vogl

When the best hockey players in the world come together, the results are usually impressive. Heck, just the potential for results are impressive.

The Olympic men's hockey teams held their first practices today in Russia. Here are the forward line combinations for a few of the countries:

USA

James van Riemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Phil Kessel

Zach Parise-David Backes-T.J. Oshie

Dustin Brown-Ryan Kesler-Patrick Kane

Ryan Callahan-Paul Stastny-Max Pacioretty

Canada

Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Jeff Carter

Patrick Sharp-Jonathan Toews-Rick Nash

Patrick Marleau-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry

Jamie Benn-John Tavares-Patrice Bergeron

Sweden

Gabriel Landeskog-Henrik Zetterberg-Alex Steen

Daniel Sedin-Nicklas Backstrom-Loui Eriksson

Gustav Nyquist-Patrik Berglund-Daniel Alfredsson

Carl Hagelin-Marcus Kruger-Jimmy Ericsson

Russia

Alexander Ovechkin-Evgeni Malkin-Alex Semin

Ilya Kovalchuk-Pavel Datsyuk-Alexander Radulov

Vladimir Tarasenko-Artem Anisimov-Nikolai Kulemin

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John Vogl

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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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