All 2010 Olympic rosters will be named by 10AM MST and there are a few Flames players in the mix. Of particular interest are Jarome Iginla, and three Calgary defenders: Jay Bouwmeester, Dion Phaneuf, Robyn Regehr. Most talk around the league pits none of the Flames D to make the team, whereas I think Jbow has the best shot.
Of notable interest is Miikka Kiprusoff. He won’t get a much needed rest as he’s been named the starter for the Finnish national team. The only good thing about his call is the fact the games are in nearby Vancouver thereby limiting travel.
No Flames on D after announcement.
Another Flame player named to the Finnish team is Olli Jokinen, no surprise there. Perhaps a chance for him to find his scoring touch.
Perhaps the most stunning revelation from Hockey Canada was the omission of all THREE Calgary Flames d-men. That means no Bouwmeester and instead unproven Drew Doughty gets in the mix. I can’t really say I’m that surprised since all three have had, at best, average seasons thus far. It also bodes well for the Flames that the three will get time off.
Jarome Iginla is in the mix, but not as captain. He will be on of the three assistants behind Rob Neidermeyer.
Your thoughts on the final picks?
The whole team:
Patrice Bergeron, L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que. (Boston Bruins)
Sidney Crosby, Cole Harbour, N.S. (Pittsburgh Penguins) Alternate captain
Ryan Getzlaf, Regina, Sask. (Anaheim Ducks)
Dany Heatley, Calgary, Alta. (San Jose Sharks)
Jarome Iginla, St. Albert, Alta. (Calgary Flames) Alternate captain
Patrick Marleau, Aneroid Sask. (San Jose Sharks)
Brenden Morrow, Carlyle, Sask. (Dallas Stars)
Rick Nash, Brampton, Ont. (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Mike Richards, Kenora, Ont. (Philadelphia Flyers)
Corey Perry, Peterborough, Ont. (Anaheim Ducks)
Eric Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont. (Carolina Hurricanes)
Joe Thornton, St. Thomas, Ont. (San Jose Sharks)
Jonathan Toews, Winnipeg, Man. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Dan Boyle, Ottawa, Ont. (San Jose Sharks)
Drew Doughty, Ottawa, Ont. (LA Kings)
Duncan Keith, Penticton, B.C. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Scott Niedermayer, Cranbrook, B.C. (Anaheim Ducks) – Captain
Chris Pronger, Dryden, Ont. (Philadelphia Flyers) – Alternate captain
Brent Seabrook, Tsawwassen, B.C. (Chicago Blackhawks)
Shea Weber, Sicamous, B.C. (Nashville Predators)
Roberto Luongo, Montreal, Que. (Vancouver Canucks)
Martin Brodeur, Montreal, Que. (New Jersey Devils)
Marc-Andre Fleury, Sorel, Que. (Pittsburgh Penguins)