A few months ago I wrote that Chris Drury was a lock to make Team USA’s Olympic roster. I was mocked. And then I read all the analysis and speculation and saw Drury’s name nowhere.
So I figured he was out.
The reason I thought he had a shot was because of the name, and the resume (you all know about the resume) and mostly because John Tortorella loves the guy and Tortorella is an assistant coach for the U.S. team.
But I still cannot believe that USA hockey and Brian Burke and head coach Ron Wilson chose Drury because we have all seen, the guy can barely play anymore. If he’s a third or fourth liner and a penalty killer, he’s OK. But surely there are better, no?
I thought Ryan Callahan had a legit shot with or without Tortorella’s influence, and he made the team, and I have no problem with that. But Drury? I hope he finds something between now and Feb. 15. Hard to imagine he will.
Here’s the announcement from NHL.com (I was going to link you to USA Hockey, but the site is being bombarded apparently, and terribly slow).