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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Per Pronman he's one of the three that are expected to be released to the team

    Team Canada, Team USA world juniors camp invite breakdowns — who got picked and why?

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    Note this isn't a confirmation and presumably Blake has been talking with the folks at hockey canada and not just assuming things. All that said I'm not seeing how the Toddster is going to meld another rookie into the lineup since he's finally gotten Q basically earning his way into the lineup back from the A and there's already the Reign grumbles about callups. If it was as simple as "does he make the lineup better" I'd trust Todd and Blake to do the right thing. But they aren't doing that and the potential for unintended consequences with this strategery keeps growing.
    Thanks - that’s clarifying if that’s the case. But still, agreed on this being a faulty strategy in how it’s been executed. Given how horrible the D has been there’s been ample opportunity to play Clarke another few games. But the answer is no because contracts. And that only looks smart if the team is solid.

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    Further confirmation from LAkingsinsider here:

    Kenny Connors selected to USA WJC Preliminary Roster + Status of Additional Eligible Players

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    Finally, regarding Brandt Clarke, it’s important to note that today’s announcement does not impact his availability for the tournament in any way. Clarke, as noted yesterday by Todd McLellan, traveled with the Kings to Ottawa earlier todat and is presently a part of the NHL roster. In order to join Team Canada, the Kings would need to loan Clarke there before the tournament. As of tonight, that has yet to happen, but their pre-tournament camp does not open until December 9 and the tournament does not begin until December 26. Kings General Manager Rob Blake has indicated that Kings management, Clarke and Hockey Canada have already grouped up on his potential participation. Context is key and the first reaction to a piece of news does not necessarily make it the right reaction, or the informed reaction and today’s announcement does not impact Clarke, the same way it does not impact Seattle’s Shane Wright, who was also not named.

    The latest quotes from Kings General Manager Rob Blake, Head Coach Todd McLellan and Scott Salmond of Hockey Canada as they pertain to Clarke –

    Rob Blake on Brandt Clarke, last week
    With the World Juniors coming up, we have a decision to make here within the next few days. We’ve had calls, multiple calls, with Hockey Canada discussing that and Brandt included. We travel on Monday, back to Ottawa and Toronto in that area, when Hockey Canada’s camp would start up, so we’ll have a look at those things there for next week.

    Todd McLellan on Brandt Clarke, yesterday
    He’s been back now since last Sunday, he didn’t play on the homestand and he’ll head out to Ontario, he’ll make the trip, and some decisions will need to be made when we’re out there. What has he gotten? He had a real good training camp, he had experience early in the season and he got to go to the minors and he didn’t miss that step this year and now he’s back and he’s getting to practice with the group. It gets hard for an individual when that happens, because you’re doing the work but you’re not getting the carrot, it can be hard for a young player to understand, but that’s a part of the situation he was made aware of. Moving foward, we’ll see where it all goes.

    Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations
    While we continue to have discussions with NHL teams regarding additional players that may be available to attend camp, we are thrilled for the 29 players that have been named to our camp roster.
    Basically Hockey Canada reserved the right to give Clarke the finger again

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Further confirmation from LAkingsinsider here:

    Kenny Connors selected to USA WJC Preliminary Roster + Status of Additional Eligible Players

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    Basically Hockey Canada reserved the right to give Clarke the finger again
    A classy organization like Hockey Canada? How dare you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Further confirmation from LAkingsinsider here:

    Kenny Connors selected to USA WJC Preliminary Roster + Status of Additional Eligible Players

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    Basically Hockey Canada reserved the right to give Clarke the finger again
    Exactly! He wasn't picked the last time and people were wondering why not. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't get chosen again. Team Canada is stacked (well, it's always stacked but vs USA...Canada has way more options.)

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    News is out. He’s going to camp. Really gonna suck if they don’t pick him again.

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