..that 5 of the 6 canadian teams had players on it that were picked for Team Canada. Also, every coach and Manager had at least one player on the team as well. Cowinsidence?? I think not. This morning I was watching "Thats Hockey" on the NHL Network, and Gary Green said that of course Gretzky and family had to have at least one member of their organization on the team. I know we'll have players on teams from different countries, but I dont think the team was chosen based on performance because Gangé would not be there for sure.
Also, they said that the reason they chose Regher because of the strong playoff he has had. If they were judging on the playoffs Brodeur would not be there, and niether would Thornton (injury is no excuse, Koivu had the same thing and played through it) I think the way they put the team together is a joke. Dont get me wrong, there are a lot of players that shoudl be there and rightly so, but not adding players like Theodore, Vinny, Primeau to me is crazy.
Thats just my opinion.
(To bad Theodore had played in 96 with the World Jr.'s because if he hadn't he could've joined the USA and made Canada look bad for not picking him )