Team Canada’s 2010 Olympic hockey squad was revealed yesterday, and there has been the usual backlash of criticism and controversy regarding some of the selections. TSN’s coverage of the selected players (and the omitted ones) can be found by clicking here. Before we get into the reactions of players around the league, here’s a list of the team as well as some notable exceptions.
Forwards: PATRICE BERGERON (Boston), SIDNEY CROSBY (Pittsburgh), RYAN GETZLAF (Anaheim), DANY HEATLEY (San Jose), JAROME IGINLA (Calgary), PATRICK MARLEAU (San Jose), BRENDEN MORROW (Dallas), RICK NASH (Columbus), MIKE RICHARDS (Philadelphia), COREY PERRY (Anaheim), ERIC STAAL (Carolina), JOE THORNTON (San Jose), JONATHAN TOEWS (Chicago)
Defence: DAN BOYLE (San Jose), DREW DOUGHTY (Los Angeles), DUNCAN KEITH (Chicago), SCOTT NIEDERMAYER (Anaheim), CHRIS PRONGER (Philadelphia), BRENT SEABROOK (Chicago), SHEA WEBER (Nashville)
Goaltenders: MARTIN BRODEUR (New Jersey), MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Pittsburgh), ROBERTO LUONGO (Vancouver)
MIKE GREEN (Washington), DION PHANEUF (Calgary), JAY BOUWMEESTER (Calgary), CAM WARD (Carolina), JEFF CARTER (Philadelphia), SHANE DOAN (Phoenix), RYAN SMYTH (Los Angeles), VINCENT LECAVALIER (Tampa Bay), MARTIN ST. LOUIS (Tampa Bay), STEVE STAMKOS (Tampa Bay), CURTIS JOSEPH (Retired)