Since Nonis is the GM no doubt Reimer will be the starter, and Schenn, Phaneuf, Macarthur will get invites.
As of now the teams that are not in a playoff position and the players available:
Carolina - Staal, Ward, Skinner
Toronto - Phaneuf, Schenn, Macarthur, Reimer
Ottawa - Spezza
Florida - Weiss
New Jersey - Zajac, Brodeur,
Atlanta - Ladd, Little
NY Islanders - Tavares, Moulson, Parenteau
A few quotes from Matheson at The Edmonton Journal:
Will Devan Dubnyk get another call for the world hockey championship?
“I’m pretty sure (Cam) Ward would be the No. 1 if Carolina doesn’t make the playoffs,” said the Edmonton Oilers’ goalie, “but if I was asked, for sure I’d like to go as a second guy.”
Dubnyk, who has answered the call for Hockey Canada before, playing in the Spengler Cup, certainly knows there are other candidates. ... Jose Theodore, Backstrom’s backup in Minnesota is a possibility, too, as is Steve Mason in Columbus. “They could have (James) Reimer from the Leafs,” said Dubnyk, cognizant that Reimer plays in Toronto where Team Canada manager Dave Nonis works as Brian Burke’s right-hand man.
“Last year I think they were waiting for (Carey) Price to add him (as a first or second goalie) if Montreal went out (early) but they didn’t,” said Dubnyk. “They didn’t think the Canadiens would go as far as they did. I went pretty late and was excited, but I hadn’t played a game for a month and just practised. It was a really young team. I felt old over there (25 years old).”
Just so it's on record:
Tambellini did say Nonis had asked about the injured (sprained ankle) Taylor Hall but they gave Hockey Canada the two-thumbs down. “We want Taylor to do his rehab with us and get back skating here before he goes home (for the summer),” said Tambellini. Hall hasn’t played in a month, and needs another four weeks of treatment.
Tambellini hopes they ask Oilers’ winger Jordan Eberle, who went into the Canucks’ game with 41 points in only 65 games. He played four games in last year’s tournament when Ryan Smyth and Steve Stamkos got hurt.