US Olympic squad announced; Panthers' Ballard will remain injury free through February

No Keith Ballard. No David Booth. No Jordan Leopold. No Scott Clemmensen.

Booth has an excuse, though a lot of us are rip-roarin' pissed off that he never got a chance to initially compete for a spot, but them's the shakes. All the best to Mike Richards.

FYI: The site has evidently crashed, so bear with me. Government program and all.

And let's settle this once and for all: Rostislav Olesz is not a native of Riverside, Iowa, so dash those hopes of seeing him in red, white, and blue. Clear?

The full roster is here, with alternates.