Emotional day for players who were snubbed by Team Canada

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos revealed that winger Martin St. Louis (above) was...

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos revealed that winger Martin St. Louis (above) was emotional after finding out he didn't make Team Canada. (USA Today)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:36 PM ET

Martin St. Louis was crushed.

Logan Couture was disappointed.

Eric Staal wants to prove Steve Yzerman was wrong.

Claude Giroux watched his dream snatched away from him.

And Brent Seabrook looks forward “to watching, maybe having a few beers and relaxing over the break.”

When you are members of the most famous “Snub Club” in the country, it definitely is a tough pill to swallow.

For players such as St. Louis, Couture, Staal, Giroux and Seabrook, going from strong Olympic roster candidates to mere spectators like the rest of us in Canada, well, for some of hockey’s elite, it will take some getting used to.

These were players who all thought they might make it — and rightly so. In the end, it didn’t work out that way.

“It was a little emotional when he got the news,” Lightning forward Steven Stamkos said of St. Louis, the man he calls his “big brother figure.”

 


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