Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Quick comment on the Canadian Men's Olympic Hocky Team

Mostly I think that the roster is pretty good, and looking at the rest of the countries in the tournament, I think that Canada has a good chance at repeating their gold medal victory (though we won't likely play the American team which blows on paper). That said, what the hell are Kris Draper and Shane Doan doing on the main roster while Jason Spezza and Eric Staal are relegated to the taxi squad? For that matter, why is Kris Draper on the team at all? He is a fourth line player in the NHL, not a star by any stretch of the imagination, and I see no real reason for him to be on the team. I assume the logic is that he's a good penalty killer, but surely Canada has the depth that we could find a more well-rounded player then taking up a roster spot with Draper.