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Team Canada Olympic men’s hockey roster: players, fans react

Watch above: Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz react to being named to Team Canada

TORONTO – Team Canada announced the 25 members of the men’s hockey team for the Sochi Olympics, and players along with Canadian fans were quick to react online.

GALLERY: Team Canada men’s hockey full roster

Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche was the first player to post an update on Twitter, followed by Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues:

VIDEO: Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis, Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo react to being named to Canada’s roster

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San Jose Sharks player Logan Couture tweeted his thanks to supporters after his name was left off the roster:

WATCH: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price reacts to being chosen as one of Team Canada’s netminders

Reporters relayed excitement for popular players who were chosen:

In fact, salesforce.com‘s Marketing Cloud collected data showing P.K. Subban was the player with the most mentions on social media with more than 2,000. Sidney Crosby came next with more than 1,300 mentions.

Watch below: Montreal Canadiens defender P.K. Subban hopes being selected for the Olympic team won’t silence his critics

There were some players who were surprisingly not included on the team:

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Then there were the unforeseen picks:

VIDEO: Steven Stamkos discusses his injury recovery and teammate Martin St. Louis being left off Team Canada

But many fans were happy none-the-less:

“We recognize the difficult decisions we had to make,” Yzerman said, highlighting the depth of talent his team had to choose from for the Olympic roster.

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Watch below: Team Canada executives discuss the Olympic roster selections

Tuesday marks the one-month countdown to the beginning of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and the #TeamCanada hashtag was used more than 11,000 times on Twitter in the two hours following the announcement, according to the salesforce.com data.

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