Yeah, I know hind-sight is 20/20, but I can't help but think about the selection process that was used to select the U.S. squad, particularly on defense. Before the tourney started I knew the blueline was going to be the weak link (who knew the goaltending would also blow?!?!?!) , but I didn't think it would be this bad. There are three guys that should never have been selected to this roster: Jeff Likens Matt Hunwick Brian Lee I'm not going to lay much blame on Lee, as he's simply overmatched, but Likens and Hunwick were mediocre last year, aren't doing great this year for Wisconsin and Michigan respectfully, and are blowing chunks at the WJC's. It goes to show that returnees shouldn't get a free pass to the following year's tournament. That should be based on merit, and merit alone. I think Mike Brennan, Matt Lashoff, and Jack Johnson would have been much better choices, especially for a team trying to defend it's title on home soil.