Brendan Shannahan. Discuss. Personally, I think this guy epitomizes Canadian hockey. His grit, character, heart, skill, and determination are all qualities that team Canada looks for. With Yzerman and Lemieux out of the picture, I really think he could have added a lot of leadership. On another note, some pairings that may have added to the total lack of offensive chemistry: Spezza/Heatley St Louis/Richards/Lecavalier (Why didn't they play together? ) Thornton/Cheechoo Tanguay/Sakic Kariya/Sullivan Obviously you couldn't have all of these guys on the roster at once, but taking a chance on one of the pairs could have really helped at least one of the lines click.