Crosby, Toews, and Weber can't play every shift.
So when it's time to roll out the third and fourth line, or when injuries create a lot of ice time for the seventh defenseman, who do you want on your bench?
With the 2014 Winter Olympics one year away, that's the real question facing Canada.
Assuming the NHL agrees to participate - and the signs look good - Team Canada has many tough choices to make.
Those questions aren't at the top of the roster. You could list eight or ten names that just about everyone in the country will agree on.
The competition for jobs is in the lower range of the depth chart.
That's where names like Eberle, Hall, Seguin, Getzlaf, Lucic, Letang, Boyle, and Fleury will generate much debate in the months ahead.
Here's out first crack at the projected 2014 Team Canada Olympic roster.
See also: The Olympic Hockey Guide
Photo: Is Logan Couture good enough to play for Canada in 2014? He just might be. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).