Canadian Olympic Snubs

All of Canada was glued to the television, radio and internet Tuesday morning to find out who would represent the country at the Olympics. And it will be a point of conversation -- shoulda, woulda, coulda -- until the Games close. Were the right men taken? Are there obvious snubs? Let's discuss.

I like the additions of Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Hamhuis to the squad. They're smart "unsung" players who play the game quietly and very, very well. Canadian hockey fans may not know much about them because they just aren't sexy. But their reliability will help carry the team.

Fans will question Chris Kunitz until the cows come home. They shouldn't. Sidney Crosby is probably one of the hardest players in the world to play beside. Kunitz "gets" Sid -- there's no guessing. And that means there's no learning -- or mistake -- curve in a very short tournament.

But there are guys "cut" who were likely hard decisions to make. Claude Giroux. Martin St. Louis. Eric Staal. Joe Thornton. Logan Couture. And then Brent Seabrook, Dan Boyle, Marc Staal, James Neal, Milan Lucic and Corey Crawford. And maybe even Marc-Andre Fleury.

Wait -- that's a pretty nice core to a second team that would compete for a medal ...

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