... at least you can play for your country at the World Championships. The Thrashers are extremely well represented, with five of 7 defensemen representing their nations - Salmela (Finland), Bogosian & Hainsey (USA), Enstrom (Sweden), and Valabik (Slovakia - and I really want to, just for fun at some point, see a Chara/Boris pairing).
Also playing are Colin Stuart (USA), Armstrong (Canada), and Kovalchuk (Russia). Why Little isn't playing for Canada is beyond me, frankly. Best of luck to the guys!