the lineup, as seen on the dry-erase board, as the players were being selected by stevieY, kevin lowe, ken holland, bob nicholson and whomever else was involved in decisionmaking:
e.staal - crosby - bergeron
nash - perry - getzlaf
marleau - thornton - heatley
morrow - toews - iginla
niedermayer - pronger
seabrook - keith
boyle - weber
my initial thought was that tipping your cards towards the russians/swedes/czechs/yanks is probably a bad idea. then i realized that there will be plenty of round robin games against lesser opponents where the russian/swedish/czech/american scouts will become fully aware of the combos.
my second thought is that i wouldn't be surprised to see mike richards draw in for iggy once the goin' gets tough. i guess we'll see but if iggy plays in vancouver the way iggy's playing' right now, he should probably take a seat.... tough, but true. it's comforting to know that stevieY and entourage appear to be aware that the nash - crosby - iginla unit was a trainwreck in the red v. white game....
monday randoms tomorrow at some point.
i'm actually gonna be working so that's novel. :)