Not unnatural he gets a WC. A bit concerned he'll start off cold against a tough opponent, though. No HC match since AO in January.
Bit of a surprise though - haven't the Canadians generally kept their wcs for their own players up til now? But as you say, well deserved.
And yes, tough to play with no warm up run, let's hope for a good draw!
All the same I guess USO is ultimately more important, and on the face of it, was sensible to put time out for conditioning and work on game to capitalise on lessons from Wimbledon first.