Steve Yzerman unveiled his selections for the men’s Olympic hockey team roster on Wednesday and, while there will be no shortage of talent in the Canadian dressing room, there are some unexpected selections. Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron’s selection will no doubt be the most-discussed, along with that of the underachieving Philadelphia Flyers’ Mike Richards. On defence, the biggest surprise is the selection of the Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty, who’s by far the youngest member of the squad at a mere 20 years old. However, most of the debate will centre on the omissions: none of the Calgary Flames’ trio of defensive stalwarts (Dion Phaneuf, Jay Bouwmeester, Robyn Regehr) made the cut; nor did either of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos and Martin St.-Louis. Also overlooked was the NHL’s leading scorer among defencemen, the Washington Capitals’ Mike Green.
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