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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You Picked Who? - Team Canada Olympic Roster

Listening to this team being picked... this is what my face looked like in the picture above.

Holy crap I am dissapointed in the Team Canada selections. 

Patrice Bergeron is on this team?  And (possibly) on the 1st line with Crosby? What the hell?  Drew Doughty and Brent Seabrook also made the team over Jay Bouwmeester and Mike Green? How is this possible?

No Ryan Smyth? I don't get it.  No Vinny Lecavalier or Marty St. Louis? *scratches head*

No Shane Doan either? Shocking.

Now the grand daddy of shockers for me... no Dustin Penner. Most of you don't care but I do.  He is awesome this year and he's doing it with slugs.  Imagine if he was reunited with Perry and Getzlaf?  But I don't understand why you would tell Penner he has a chance when it's clear they weren't going to pick him? I don't get it.  But then again, I'm an emotional guy and I had a different team than what Steve Yzerman picked.

So who did make it?



Marty Broduer
Roberto Luongo
Marc-Andre Fleury


Dan Boyle
Drew Doughty
Duncan Keith
Scott Niedermayer (Team Captain)
Chris Pronger (Alternate Captain)
Brent Seabrook
Shea Weber


Patrice Bergeron
Sidney Crosby (Alternate Captain)
Ryan Getzlaf
Dany Heatley
Jarome Iginla (Alternate Captain)
Patrick Marleau
Brendan Morrow
Rick Nash
Corey Perry
Mike Richards
Eric Staal
Joe Thornton
Jonathan Toews


I like the Niedermayer pick for Captain.  I've known him for a long time and he's won everything there is.  He is by far the best choice for team Captain.

I don't mind the assistants either. Also good picks. 

They guys I didn't think should be on the team are: Bergeron, Staal, Morrow, Seabrook and Doughty.  But I don't pick the team so who cares what I wanted. Right?

Either way, it's a good team so let's just hope this team wins gold or the country will riot.  GO CANADA!!!

-Smokin' Ray-


  1. Seabrook over Green??? WTF!?! and Morrow over Smyth or Penner is also pretty fucked. I heard that Bouwmeester wasn't going to be picked because he's having a bad year, but then so is E.Staal so I'm not really sure what the thought processes were when selecting this team. There are a lot contradictions, players with good seasons are omitted and players with bad years are included. For Yzerman's sake, I hope he was right.

  2. I think that the biggest problem is that there isn't enough crust on this team. Who's going to m ake up the grinding 4th line, Morrow, Richards and who? Penner would have been a nice fit beside them, espeacially considering how well he has hustled this year.


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