As the IIHF's deadline of 8:00am PST on January 7th approaches for the submission of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Men's Hockey rosters, the countries are each taking their turn in the spotlight. Here below are all the 12 teams who made the cut, and all the players they picked.
I have organized them here based on their organized groups and current IIHF rankings.
Russia (1) (Full roster here, page in Russian)
Any Canucks?: Not since Bure.
Any snubs: I've already seen Alexander Semin mentioned.
Slovakia (6) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: Not since Pavol Demitra.
USA (7) (Full roster here)
Any notable snubs: Bobby Ryan gets the major snub.
Slovenia (18, earned a wild card spot) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: Sorry, but we have no Slovenians.
Notable NHL players: Anze Kopitar. That's about it.
Finland (2) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: No current Canucks, but ex-Canuck Sami Salo made the cut again.
Other notable NHL players: Carey Price, Mike Smith, Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, PK Subban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Shea Weber, Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews
Notable snubs: Martin St Louis missed the team, as did James Neal.
Norway (8) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: Lol.
Other notable NHL player: Like I said before, it's all Mats Zuccarello.
Austria (15, earned wild card spot) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: No current Canucks, but young ex-Canucks Michael Grabner makes the cut this year.
Czech Republic (3) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: We have no Czechs.
Sweden (4) (Full roster here)
Other notable NHL players: Henrik Lundqvist, Jonas Gustavsson, Jhonas Enroth, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Erk Karlsson, Niklas Kronwall, Daniel Alfredsson, Nicklas Backstrom, Johan Franzen, Gabriel Landeskog, Alexander Steen (if healthy), Henrik Zetterberg.
Any interesting snubs: This one took only 5 minutes, but Twitter wonders what happened to Victor Hedman.
Switzerland (9) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: Yannick Weber is our wild-card Olympian this year, making his 2nd straight Olympic appearance.
Latvia (11, earned wild card spot) (Full roster here)
Any Canucks?: Word from the mothership is that forward Ronald Kenins signed a contract with the Canucks as a prospect last summer, so technically we do have someone! He's been playing for Zurich in the Swiss-A league this season.
Other notable NHL players: Just a single NHL player, Zemgus Girgensons from Buffalo. This team is mostly KHL players.
If you see any news, interesting tidbits, or want to leave your analysis, feel free to do so in the comments.