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NHL U.S. defenseman rankings tiers: Why Adam Fox, Charlie McAvoy are in an elite class

With the 2022 Winter Olympics fast approaching and NHL players still on track to participate, excitement is growing for American fans.

(Not over Team USA's new sweaters, unless Patrick Kane will be playing rugby in Beijing. But USA Hockey has answered the nagging question of what the men's national team would look like if Mike Ditka designed the jerseys.)

The U.S. team's goaltending depth is stronger than Canada's. The team has forwards like Auston Matthews, which is great, although not "Canada great," considering our friends from the North could have Connor McDavid or Nathan MacKinnon playing on their second line.