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Team USA Announced – Saad Left Off
Team USA men’s hockey team was announced today and unfortunately Chicago Blackhawks young winger Brandon Saad was left off the roster.
Saad’s teammate Patick Kane was a no brainer but many believed Saad’s 14 goals and 16 assists was good enough for him to be put on the team but with a stacked roster already Saad didn’t make the cut.
Olympic style hockey is different from the NHL. In the Olympics the ice is much more wide open and the game itself is less physical. That being said Olympic teams are usually made up of smaller, faster guys who are more scorers than physical guys. Saad is somewhere in the middle there, he has size but he also has enough speed to keep up with anyone and that is why the snub seems odd.
Saad is only 21 years old so this will not be his last chance to make an Olympic roster and if we were betting men we’d put good money that Saad represents USA at some point in his career.
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