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I’m learning that home really is where the heart is, and it’s hard to articulate that spot when you’ve fallen in love with so many different people places and things. I fell in love with the sound of my own two feet walking next to hers, I felt home in every city I ever loved her in, but you can’t make a home out of something with wings where its roots should be and then expect it not to go anywhere, which is to say the closest thing I have to name myself a home anymore is my own condemned body.
—  excerpts from poems I never should have written #32
Team USA candidates if their team is eliminated.

Flames:
Matthew Tkachuk
Johnny Gaudreau

Ducks:
Ryan Kesler
Chris Wagner*
Josh Manson*
Jared Boll*
Nate Thompson

Rangers:
Kevin Hayes
Chris Kreider
J.T. Miller
Derek Stepan*
Adam Clendening
Steven Kampfer
Brady Skjei
Ryan McDonagh*

Habs:
Brian Flynn
Alex Galchenyuk
Michael McCarron
Max Pacioretty*
Jeff Petry
Al Montoya

Leafs:
Auston Matthews
Brian Boyle
James Van Riemsdyk
Matt Hunwick
Connor Carrick
Jake Gardiner

Caps:
John Carlson
T.J. Oshie
Matt Niskanen
Nate Schmidt
Kevin Shattenkirk

Hawks:
Patrick Kane
Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Ryan Hartman
Vinnie Hinostroza
John Hayden
Tanner Kero
T.J. Motte
Nick Schmaltz
Scott Darling*

Preds:
Craig Smith
Auston Watson*
Colin Wilson
Anthony Bitetto*

Sharks:
Paul Martin*

Oilers:
Patrick Maroon

Blues:
Jordan Schmaltz*
Zach Sanford

Wild:
Charlie Coyle
Zach Parise*
Jordan Schroeder
Jason Zucker
Nate Prosser
Ryan Suter*

Penguins:
Nick Bonino
Matt Cullen*
Phil Kessel
Bryan Rust
Tom Sestito
Conor Sheary
Ian Cole
Brian Dumoulin
Ron Hainsey*

Jackets
Cam Atkinson
Brandon Dubinsky
Nick Foligno
Brandon Saad
Jack Johnson
Seth Jones
Zach Werenski *

Senators:
Ryan Dzingel
Bobby Ryan
Colin White
Tommy Wingels
Chris Wideman
Craig Anderson*
Mike Condon*

Bruins:
Jimmy Hayes
David Backes*
Noel Acciari
Sean Kuraly
Tim Schaller
Drew Stafford
Torey Krug
Brandon Carlo*
Frank Vatrano
Kevan Miller
John-Michael Liles*
Charlie McAvoy
Tommy Cross

*unlikely to participate (personal opinion)
P.S. Can you tell I’m bored with my team not being in the playoffs.