Originally Posted by SteelersCanada
There's legitimate outrage from Pittsburgh writers that Neal was left off the team for Rick Nash. The argument against is Neal plays with Malkin and thus his stats are inflated. I don't know how legitimate that argument is, but it's one that's being thrown around right now.
Anyways, it'll probably come down to USA - Canada again this year for Gold.
I'm not super outraged or surprised by Neal being left off. I can't imagine having to make the decision out of all those players.
I don't think the US even makes it to medal contention this year. Russia, Sweden, and Finland are all really stacked. And you can't sleep on Slovakia or the Czechs either. I think they'll play spoiler for someone.