There was a lot of rightful criticism when the USA roster was announced. Some big names were left off. Some returning players were left off. Some people nobody even considered got included. Now that the USA has gotten 3rd in this tournament and was a shootout loss away from playing for gold, is the USA Hockey selection committee vindicated? I don't mean this to be a rhetorical question at all. I think you could reasonably argue that if the US had included 1 or 2 more goal scorers instead of packing the team with two-way players, that they could have found a way to beat Germany and avoid the #3 seed, and also beaten Canada in the semis. On the other hand, the team played some serious shutdown hockey when it needed to, and those great team defensive efforts got them to the bronze medal. Thoughts?