If you were one of the people expecting to see a couple members of the St. Louis Blues on Team Canada's early roster, well, sorry. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong selected a hell of a roster, but it doesn't include (as of yet) Alex Pietrangelo or Jay Bouwmeester. One of those two being left off is surprising.
Still, this roster is one to be contended with, and it's basically the one that won gold in Sochi - but with Tyler Seguin and Steven Stamkos attached. This very well may be the team to beat, depending on what Team USA's rosters look like when they're released shortly.
Again, keep in mind that there's still time for Pietrangleo to make the roster, as this is only the preliminary one.
Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks, G
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals, G
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens, G
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings, D
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks, D
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks, D
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators, D
Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars, F
Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings, F
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, F
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks, F
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars, F
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning, F
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks, F