Callahan dealt with a lower-body injury from the end of the regular season and throughout the playoffs as the Lightning advanced to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
“Obviously you're a little disappointed, but it is what it is," Kessel said about the snub during Stanley Cup Media Day last month.
Certainly the USA Hockey brass watched Kessel’s Conn Smythe-worthy performance during the postseason and thought that his scoring abilities would probably be pretty helpful. Callahan is a John Tortorella guy, which is why he was one of the first 16 players named in March. But looking at the American roster compared to some of their competitors, they’re going to need goals. Bad.
Come on, Dean. Make it right.
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