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Subban, Hall, Perry among missing on Canada World Cup roster

It’s often been said that Canada has so many players worthy of being on their national team that there could literally be a second national team made up of the snubs. 

So with that, we present you with the seven final additions to the Team Canada World Cup of Hockey roster, which were announced on Friday:

GOALIES

G Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

G Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

G Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

DEFENSEMEN

D Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks *

D Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

D Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

D Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings *

D Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues *

D Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks

D Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

FORWARDS

F Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

F Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

F Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

F Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

F Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche *

F Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

F Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers *

F Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins *

F Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

F Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

F John Tavares, New York Islanders

F Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks *

F Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Among the players that didn’t make the cut: Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks, who recently captained Canada’s IIHF world championship team; Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins; Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers; P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, perpetually snubbed; Ryan O'Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres; Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens; Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins; Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames; Jay Bouwmeester of the St. Louis Blues; and Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Here was our final projection.

Hall is probably the biggest surprise, although it’s sort of stunning that Perry didn’t garner a roster spot after participating in Worlds. Pierre LeBrun had him on the roster. No dice.

All that said: What a tribute to the season Joe Thornton’s had that he gets a chance to rep his country at the World Cup. 

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Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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