Posted by eaglejelly
on 18 January 2015 - 10:00 AM
It's insulting to who? The countries? Ask players like Kopitar, Gaborik - I bet they'd tell you they would rather have this all star team that way they have a chance to one actually be in the tournament, and two - not get murdered. If there's a Latvian (Grgensons) on the World Team and they go and actually win this thing - you don't think Latvians wouldn't be glued to their tv sets to cheer their own guy? I think the hockey fans in those countries would be elated to cheer a team that has a chance to win.
Do you thinks US soccer players would prefer to be on a team together with Mexicans and central Americans to have a bigger chance of winning the world cup?
If you ignore the names on the back of the Jerseys, every line playing for the Devils looks like good 4th line. They bring a lot of energy and keep, puck away from the opponent and with a bit of luck score an occasional goal.