Olympic hockey squads named by Dec. 22

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  1. Art Vandelay

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    Men's Olympic rosters will be announced by Dec. 22, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced Thursday at an Olympic meeting. The decision-making will start earlier as national hockey associations must submit a list of candidates to their national Olympic committee by Oct. 24. The list can have unlimited entries but no player can be added after that deadline.


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    It's hard to see any good reasons for any of these decisions. Apparently the geniuses in charge decided not to play with reduced goalie-equpment too, which looks like an even stranger decision.
     
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    What the hell is the point of that? The IIHF is stupid. If I were in charge of 'X' Country, I would just throw everyone possible on that candidate list.

    In fact, I'd just make a sign-up list on the internet, and let you apply yourself. Let the stupid committee take care of a few hundred thousand names. :p:
     
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    I think it's a good thing, it gives us fans a look at what the final team will look like.
     
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    So the NHLPA wanted it a little earlier because they wanted their players to know well ahead of time? Is that the issue? Because thats actually fair, you can't just have guys waiting and waiting.

    However, I do wish it could have gone into January, and that they would use the newer goalie equipment, that ones a bit of a head scratcher. :confused:
     
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    So a country could just submit of a list of every player they can think of (whether they are a legitimate candidate or not) and not have to worry about leaving a guy off. Sounds good to me.
     
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