As I understand it, in the 2011 tournament players will have a very difficult time joining a different team than the one they played for in 2010. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think unless a player is released by a team they must pay a $500 fine or else sit out for a year.
Personally, I think this is a great change. No longer will we see players who at one time claimed heritage for one team, only a year later to see that they jumped ship to play for another team with more of their friends or that has a much better chance of winning. Full disclosure - Norway did it with Reis Cooper and Andrew Baulin this year from Scotland. I'm happy to have them on the team, but it still made me feel a bit like a creep. At least we weren't as bad as Canada.
What the tournament should see more of now is good players sticking with their team in the good years and the bad and actually trying to help that team to get better instead of looking for the quick fix. Also, much more emphasis on the younger players coming up. It might sound pathetic, but teams are going to actually have to scout out the youth divisions.
Mostly I'm happy that this should help eliminate another abomination of a team like Ireland, which takes its players from wherever, no matter how terrible it looks. Success - yes. Respect - absolutely not.