This is Patrick Marleau:
Patrick plays for the San Jose Sharks, and is very good at hockey. He's also a family man:
In 2010, Patrick Marleau played on Canada's Olympic ice hockey team, and helped them win gold. But he wasn't among the 47 players invited to Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp this time.
Patrick doesn't know. And Fear the Fin can't figure it out either:
Only two players have scored more NHL goals than Patrick Marleau since 2008. Is Jeremy Roenick making decisions for Hockey Canada now?— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) July 22, 2013
Also only Crosby and Nash received more ice time than Marleau at the 2010 Olympics. Babcock loves the guy. This is an inexplicable snub.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) July 22, 2013
I agree it's confusing. Isn't that right, Patrick?
But who cares, right? The Olympics are fun, but they aren't what really matters in the end. In fact, this might be for the best. Instead of playing hockey during the Olympic break, Marleau will get to rest up, relax, and focus on other things.
What kinds of other things? I'm glad you asked.
Don't worry about old Patty Marleau, folks. He's going to be just fine.