Rink Rats - January 2, 2014

Goodmorning Flyers fans! We hope that you are having a great new year. This edition of Rink Rats will feature articles about the Sochi Olympic games. Yesterday afternoon, USA Hockey announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Games. The announcement has set off it’s share of controversy, so here are some of the articles that have surfaced since then:

This one is a long read, but it is worth it. Scott Burnside takes a look into the formation of the USA roster. (ESPN.com)

Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets made the team, to many people’s surprise. (HockeyAtTheForks)

Brandon Saad was one notable snub from Team USA. (BlackhawkUp)

Torey Krug was also left out of the Team USA defensive conversation. (CausewayCrowd)

Cory Schneider was passed up for two goalies coming back from injuries. (HockeyBuzz)

Dustin Byfuglien, Keith Yandle, Kyle Okposo, and Bobby Ryan were all left off the roster as well. (HockeyBuzz)

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