Last week we broke down Team Canada into 7 different provincial teams. This week, we are breaking up Team USA into different States. Monday we looked at Team Michigan, Tuesday we looked at Team Minnesota, Wednesday we looked at Team New York and today we look at Team Massachusetts which was the 4th largest producer of American born players in the U.S..
As part of our ongoing project of choosing Olympic teams based on states and provinces, I volunteered to take Team Mass., thinking it would be pretty easy to find a solid squad. While I was able to round off the defensive corps pretty quickly, the forwards took some work, with a search of the American League made necessary by the lack of NHL calibre forwards hailing from the state.
Coach: Robbie Ftorek. I realize I could have gone with Peter Laviolette, but the mere chance that Ftorek might bring back the sweater look was enough to make me choose him.
2. Corey Schneider
For a complete look at Team Massachusetts, click here.