Crosby - hurt, out of shape.
Iginla - too old.
Stamkos - hurt, will have surgery off season, IIRC.
Miller - in his current form is not an obvious improvement over Howard.
Kane and Kessel could've helped, I don't know their injury status.
Keep going, you still need 4 D 1.5 G and 4 F.
Crosby isn't hurt, and he was in good enough shape to play in the playoffs he's in good enough shape to play for Canada. He just doesn't want to because North American's don't care about the WHC.
Iginla isn't too old to play, the Russian team that won the championships had 5 players older or the same age as him on their roster.
Stamkos had an "irritated bursa sac" that he used as an excuse to not play at the tournament, if the Lightning had made the playoffs he'd still be playing without complaint.
Miller may not be better than Howard, but he'd give them a better 2nd option than Bachmann, and might have returned to the form he had at the Olympics.
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