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2014 Sochi Olympic Roster Announcements

As all the teams release their rosters, come check here and talk about it. Will Luongo make Team Canada? Could Mikael Samuelsson avoid another snub by Team Sweden? How many KHL players will Russia have?

Unfortunately, Canada's goaltending is too deep for Fucale to make the cut.
Unfortunately, Canada's goaltending is too deep for Fucale to make the cut.
Bruce Bennett

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.

Group A

Russia (1) (Full roster here, page in Russian)

Any Canucks?: Not since Bure.

Other notable NHL players: Sergei Bobrovsky, Semyon Varlamov, Andrei Markov, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk, Nikolai Kulemin, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Vladimir Tarasenko

Any snubs: I've already seen Alexander Semin mentioned.

Slovakia (6) (Full roster here)

Any Canucks?: Not since Pavol Demitra.

Other notable NHL players: Peter Budaj, Jaroslav Halak, Zdeno Chara, Andrej Meszaros, Lubomir Visnovsky, Marian Gaborik, Michal Handzus, Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky, Tomas Tatar.

USA (7) (Full roster here)

Any Canucks?: Ryan Kesler gets to troll us again, as he gets his 2nd straight Olympic nod.

Other notable NHL players: David Backes, Ryan Callahan, Ryan Miller, Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel, and a roster comprised entirely of NHL players

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.

Group B

Finland (2) (Full roster here)

Any Canucks?: No current Canucks, but ex-Canuck Sami Salo made the cut again.

Other notable NHL players: Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Tuukka Rask, Kimmo Timonen, Aleksander Barkov, Valtteri Filppula, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Jokinen, Teemu Selanne.

Canada (5)

Any Canucks?: Roberto Luongo gets the nod as the incumbent gold medalist, while Dan Hamhuis also gets the call!

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.

Other notable NHL players: Michael Raffl and Thomas Vanek.

Group C

Czech Republic (3) (Full roster here)

Any Canucks?: We have no Czechs.

Other notable NHL players: Jaromir Jagr, Ondrej Pavelec, Tomas Kaberle, Ladislav Smid, Patrik Elias, Michael Frolik, Martin Hanzal, Ales Hemsky, David Krejci, Milan Michalek, Jakub Voracek

Any notable snubs: Jiri Hudler, Roman Polak, Jan Hejda, Martin Erat, Michal Neuvirth.

Sweden (4) (Full roster here)

Any Canucks?: Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are automatically in, and Alexander Edler will make his Olympic debut if his injury heals in time.

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.

Other notable NHL players: Jonas Hiller, Reto Berra, Raphael Diaz, Mark Streit, Roman Josi, Damien Brunner and Nino Niederreiter

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.