yes! Team Canada was a trending topic on Twitter! usually this is reserved for celebrities I don't care about, obvious stuff like Christmas, and illiterate and/or misogynist nonsense (#URaHoeIf and the like), but today, it was up there. (Mary Poppins is because it was showing on BBC at the time and people were twittering about it) and I helped...
and now, the Team Canada announcements, told like so much else here, through screenshots:
I tried finding the official CBC live announcement, but didn't have the right thing installed to actually watch it. all I could see were some very busy chat rooms:
the percentage of "Yes" votes actually dropped in the time I had this on. someone provided a link to a different feed of the coverage:
I'd missed the goalie annoucements, and they took a while with interviews and such before getting to defence (uh-oh, I'm using Canadian spelling now)
Keith makes it, of course!
and so does Seabrook! everyone loves the chemistry of those two
and there's your captain! he needs a photo that makes him look less like someone you see boarding a Greyhound bus and really, really hoping doesn't sit next to you...
and Toews! (they were showing childhood photos of players but I wasn't fast enough to grab most)
the feed kept going, so I left on this sports show. if you'd told me even a year ago that I'd be listening to Canadian sports radio...
there's the roster at NHL.com. wish I'd been fast enough to capture what a contributor on Pensblog found (cut off after the relevant part):
and then I looked at more on NHL.com. if I was any good at funny captions I'd have one for the pic below, because I love their expressions
there's the Blackhawks from the Hawks website. and congratulations to Hossa and Kopecky for the Slovakian team!
and to the Bruins' Bergeron, who I hadn't mentioned yet. his selection was enough of a surprise to some to get its own story on NHL.com
I haven't waded through all the comments in my usual online hockey reads, but I know From the Rink, Pension Plan Puppets, and Puck Daddy all had active discussions, if you can endure the Canadians out there who are showing off so much, they're drafting their imaginary B teams with the Canadian players who didn't make it...