Ranking the Biggest Snubs from Team USA's Preliminary Olympic Hockey Roster

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Ranking the Biggest Snubs from Team USA's Preliminary Olympic Hockey Roster
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In 206 days, Team USA will take the ice in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Monday's announcement of the 48-man preliminary roster offered a first glimpse of what kind of squad the USA may field come February 13.

All of the nation's biggest hockey starsfrom Patrick Kane to Ryan Suter to Jonathan Quickwere included, as expected, on the roster.

However, a plethora of other talented U.S.-born NHL players, including six who participated on the 2010 Olympic team, were surprisingly left off the list.

Which American-born NHL-ers were oddly cut from Team USA consideration? A ranking of five particularly notable snubs falls on the coming slides.

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