I noticed something intriguing about The World Cup in an article published in early December: --------- Zurich, Switzerland -- The World Cup of Hockey (WCH) 2004 Organizing Committee announced today that team rosters for the upcoming WCH 2004 tournament will be released in mid-May and the size of each roster will be set at 26 players (23 skaters, 3 goalies). Coming out of today's meeting, the initial February 1, 2004 announcement date for team roster selections was changed to on, or around, May 15. The exact date in May will be announced at later time once the 2004 Stanley Cup playoff dates are determined. The WCH 2004 Organizing Committee also announced that each team roster will consist of 23 skaters and three goaltenders, with three of the 26 players to be under the age of 22. The teams will dress 18 skaters and two goalies for each game. -------- 3 players under the age of 22???? Canada doesn't have many GREAT players under 22 right now. Here are my guesses: 1-Rick Nash (a lock even if he wouldn't be under 22) 2-Marc-AndrÃ© Fleury (probable 3rd goalie) 3-Sidney Crosby I know Crosby is too young but who else could replace him on the squad???? Jason Spezza? What about the other countries??? Russia has Alex O and Ilya Kovalchuk under 22. What about Sweden, USA, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Finland???