Dec 12, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) skates against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Winter Olympics: Justin Faulk Is A Lock To Make The United States Olympic Team

With the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi just over a month away, Justin Faulk has looked like a defenseman who is very worthy of representing the United States of American in the Olympics.

Justin Faulk started out the year with the likes of young stud Seth Jones and offensive defenseman Keith Yandle “on the bubble” of making it onto the USA,s Olympic Hockey Team. He was invited to the United States’ summer camp, which was a good start for the 21-year-old defenseman.

Oct 17, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) warms up before playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. The Hurricanes beat the Maple Leafs 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Faulk needed a good start to the season to remain in the conversation. He did well enough to stay in that Olympic conversation early in the season. After a terrific start, he started to go on a slump. Like all star defensemen, Justin Faulk snapped out of it. Now he looks like a sure thing for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Going to the Olympics would be huge for Justin Faulk. Not only would making the team boost his confidence tremendously, it would also help him so much with his development. He is still only 21-years-old, so it is possible that he will be the youngest player on team USA.

Playing in the Olympics will also give Justin Faulk big game experience. Up to this point in his career, Faulk has not had a “big game”. He has yet to play in a playoff game in the NHL, and nothing up to this point in his career will be able to compare to representing his country in the Olympics.

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN feel the same way about young star Justin Faulk.

What do you think? Will Justin Faulk be on Team USA’s blue line in February? Tell us in the poll below.

 

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