Semin he has become a better player than Kovalchuk over the last 3 years.
Those are 2 of my absolute favourite players (edge to Kovy) but that is simply not true. Kovalchuk is a better scorer and more of a gamebreaker, though I'd say Semin has a better two way game. Yes, Semin does have a great two way game, he just doesn't always play like he does.
I go with St.Louis, how can this guy not make the team - he is all heart and soul and would do anything for his team and country. I would take Marty on any team I make, Team Canada will not regreat taking him because there are so many talented members, but I still think he should have made it in.
Giroux and St Louis were hart trophy contenders the last two seasons. Ironically they pick no heart Nash and I wanna trade Carter. Cut over guys that are obviously better but instead of being pre madonnas they go undrafted to the OHL/Q and St Louis to the NHL yet battle through that adversity to be the best players in the world.
Clearly character was not a requirement for this team Canada.
I have a feeling that Babcock just doesn't like St Louis and that's why he isn't there. The Giroux omission is beyond understanding, he plays all 3 forwards positions kills penalties wins faceoffs has been clutch in the playoffs is captain of his team and is right in his prime and prepped to play in 2018. I can only think of one reason he was left off and if it some how comes out that is the reason I will never be cheering for Canada again.
See, but how is that a snub? At the very least he was beat out by 8 capable NHL dmen.
Same can be said about every player not selected though? The debate could rage on until the sun goes down. I just think USA with regret not bringing Yandle so he was my pick. Every country has a questionable omission though.