Team USA has made their final roster decisions for Sochi, announcing the official squad after today's Winter Classic - and here are the players representing the red, white and blue when the Olympics get underway next month:
James Van Reimsdyk
Most notable for Caps fans, of course, is the inclusion of John Carlson on the blue line - perhaps not a lock for some people but certainly one in our minds (and we weren't alone).
Carlson will be playing in his first Olympics and just his second international competition overall, his last experience at the 2010 World Junior Championships... when he quickly became the most hated man in host country Canada for this little beauty:
Gratuitous? Perhaps. Necessary? Always. Because Real American Hero John Carlson rides again.
Congratulations to Carlson, and best of luck to all of the players who will be representing their country in Sochi!