One of the perks of being eliminated from Cup contention is that you can go represent your nations at the World Championships. TJ Oshie and David Backes are set to add their own degree of awesome to the US Team, therby giving me something to watch aside from Bogosian and Hainsey. Finally - forwards who aren't Mike Modano. Amazing. Also, Chris Mason's beard is goaltending for Team Canada.
Maybe we'll get a rematch of this (not that I want Salmela killed - but it's a learning experience for sure):
Patrik Berglund was also alerted via text message that he will be playing with Sweden, which gives me an excuse along with Enstrom to keep an eye on that team as well.