After the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout in the 2014 Winter Classic, USA Hockey announced their roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Among those named was only one Chicago Blackhawks player: Patrick Kane.
Also, be sure to read this fantastic inside look at the US decision making process from ESPN’s Scott Burnside. He speaks about how close Hawks’ forward Brandon Saad was to making the roster.
USA Today’s Kevin Allen also had access to the USA Hockey process. Here are his thoughts.