As it was widely expected in the days leading up to the selection, Cory Schneider was not selected to represent team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. There were some interesting decisions for Team USA.

With the bigger ice surface in Russia, that sentiment definitely helped to shape the roster. Some notable omissions from the roster included Bobby Ryan and Keith Yandle.

Despite no Devils making the roster, the state of New Jersey will be represented by two players; John Carlson of the Capitals (Colonia, NJ) and James Van Riemsdyk of the Maple Leafs (Middletown, NJ)

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Yesterday, Martin Brodeur told French-Canadian journliast Renaud Lavoie that although Brodeur wouldn't pick himself for Team Canada, he would go to next February's Sochi Olympics if asked -- even as a third-string goalie. That got me to thinking, which Devils are destined to play for flag and country in a year's time? So, after looking at the Devils' current roster, here's an extremely early roundup of players I think will, could or won't get the call next year. Again, this is all my random guessing based on players I think have a shot. Here goes.

Definitely Sochi bound: Patrik Elias (Czech Republic), Ilya Kovalchuk (Russia), Anton Volchenkov (Russia)

As long as they keep this up: David Clarkson (Canada), Andy Greene (U.S.)

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It's a classy and smart comment Marty, and really, I'd expect no less. We'll get into this more tomorrow when we delve into the 2014 Olympics a little deeper.

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