The thing that bothered me is the fact that were players who had absolutely no chance of not making the team based on their play this season. Playing in the previous Olympics and the World Cup put them ahead of everone else.
Brodeur, Foote, Blake, and Draper are having very sub par years, and apparently they were “no brainers”, according to the commentators.
Shanahan was left off the team. Sure he’s gonna be 37 when the Olympics roll around, but he has 38 points in 36 games, and is still one of the better pure goal scorers in the League.
I’m fairly comfortable with all the other choices other than the players I mentioned above. Would like to have seen Spezza and Staal there, but I guess they’ll have to wait until Vancouver.