Will Czechs be champs?

I’m not Czech or anything, but since there seems to be a few posts about possible lineups for the World Cup, I thought I might take a chance at speculating who could possibly be on the Czech Republic’s rosterCenters

Radek Bonk

Robert Reichel

Martin Straka

Robert Lang

Left Wing

Patrick Elias

Petr Sykora ( Anaheim)

Martin Rucinsky

Vaclav Varada

Right Wing

Jaromir Jagr

Milan Hejduk

Martin Havlat

Ales Hemsky

others: Josef Vacicek, Jan Bulis, Radek Dvorak, Jan Hrdina


Jiri Fischer

Tomas Kaberle

Roman Hamrlik

Pavel Kubina

Karel Rachunek

Rostislav Kesla

Martin Skoula


Martin Prusek

Tomas Vokoun

Roman Turek

* Hasek could be the starter, but it’s not sure what he will do after this season. HE might play, but in case he doesn’t there should be the three goalies*

As usual the Czechs will be a formidable adversary to teams like Canada and the US. If Hasek plays and plays like he can, then the Czechs could cause an upset and possibly win the World Cup. Otherwise, some bright spots on defense ( Kesla, Fischer, Kaberle) but not as strong as Canada or the US.