Yay that we have some world championships to look at this season.
There's been some rumor of Pete DeBoer going to coach Team Canada. Zajac has played in the WC before and would certainly deserve a spot on a national team. He's pretty healthy. Henrique could warrant a spot but I think with injury he may sit out too. Depends.
I am going to guess most of the Olympians will not want to shlep over to Minsk. Maybe Brunner will go play for Swiss given they've not got many NHLers, plus it's close to home anyway.
With that said, I would have to assume Cory, Greene (despite the snub) will play for Team USA. They could perhaps both look at it like laying groundwork for future invites. And I have no idea what to expect with team USA and who didn't make the playoffs/etc - could we see Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta - or maybe even USA takes the pair of Mark Fayne-Andry Greene or even Jon Merrill.
I wonder also if most of Team Sweden's defensemen decline going post-Olympics - if Larsson has an outside shot at SWE.
Let the offseason begin.
Edited by HellOnICE, 14 April 2014 - 08:18 AM.