Chicago Blackhawks Well Represented On Team Canada

December 30th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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While the goaltending situation for team Canada was fairly predictable, there were a few surprises when the rosters were announced on Wednesday.

The Blackhawks were expected to have Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews playing in Vancouver this February, but Keith’s partner on the blue line, Brent Seabrook, was supposedly on the bubble.

When Hockey Canada President Steve Yzerman announced the selected defensemen, there was some shock. Jay Bouwmeester and Dion Phaneuf did not make the roster, while Seabrook joined Keith.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was 20-year-old Drew Doughty of the LA Kings, but putting Seabrook on the roster with Keith is a strong indication that some of the most respected minds in the hockey world think a great deal of the Blackhawks defense.

Toews was expected to make the Canadian team, especially after a strong stretch of games in front of Yzerman.

The Blackhawks' 21-year-old captain will indeed be a member of a loaded offensive group for Canada, which includes Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, and Joe Thornton at ...

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