I'm not too sure? Why have they added so many 1986 and 1987 born players with the tourney on home soil? There several talented players born in 1985 that have been left off this roster and who could have provided a better chance of winning for the US. Next year should be good with a number of returnees, but that is then, this is now. I may be wrong here, but just an observation from looking at the roster. It's also interesting looking at the debates between the selection process of Canada and the USA and how in Canada we are concerned about 19 yr olds(Bernier, Pouliot, Shantz) being left off the roster, but in the US they are arguing over a 17 yr old D-man(Johnson) being left off, who in all reality would probably see very little, if any, icetime. Just an observation on talent and age.