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Olympic Snub Still Bothers J.R.

from a Q. & A. with Roenick at ESPN,
Q: Now that you've had a few weeks to reflect, how do you react to being left off the U.S. Olympic team? A: I'm pissed. I feel extremely disrespected. I am right up there with any American to ever play the game. Look at Shane Doan. He has struggled all this year, but he has been in the Canadian system for years, and Canada has respect for the guys that have won medals for them, so they selected him. That wasn't the case with the U.S. I think it was totally disrespectful. I have no love for USA Hockey at this point. If they ask me to do anything for USA Hockey again, it will not be done.
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