Russia's World Cup of Hockey team made their first roster announcement at 2am Central. You may have missed it if you sleep like normal people. Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko was named as part of the team, which isn't a bad looking group of players.
F Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks
F Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
F Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Nikolay Kulemin, New York Islanders
F Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
F Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
F Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning
F Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
F Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks
F Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Datsyuk, Malkin, Tarasenko, Ovechkin, Panarin - this team is stacked with offense. So far, the defense and goaltending may not be as strong as the other teams', which leads me to believe that there's going to be a reliance on running the scores up.