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Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Team Canada's Selections for Sochi 2014
Today Hockey Canada announced it's roster for the Sochi 2014 Olympics which will be starting up in five weeks. I was glued to the television and active on twitter in anticipation of this announcement. So when 11am came around, I was excited to hear Steve Yzerman(team Canada General Manager) announce the roster. Apparently I was not the only one to be excited because as Marcel Aubut(Head of the Canadian Olympic Committee), team representatives and the transport ministers speeches all carried on, Twitter began to blow up. Here are some of my favorite tweets during that time.
Ugh. I can't listen to Aubut ramble on. I'm making up my own Olympic roster instead: Whitey Stapleton, Lanny, Steve Larmer & Andre Racicot.
After what seemed like hours, team Canada was finally announced. Here is a list of the 25 players who made the team.
Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh), Jonathan Toews (Chicago), Patrice Bergeron (Boston), Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim), John Tavares (New York Islanders), Matt Duchene (Colorado), Patrick Sharp (Chicago), Chris Kunitz (Pittsburgh), Jamie Benn (Dallas), Patrick Marleau (San Jose), Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay), Corey Perry (Anaheim), Rick Nash (NY Ranger), Jeff Carter (L.A.)
Shea Weber (Nashville), Duncan Keith (Chicago), Jay Bouwmeester (St. Louis), Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis), Drew Doughty (L.A.), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (San Jose), PK Subban (Montreal), Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver)
Goalies: Carey Price (Montreal), Roberto Luongo (Vancouver), Mike Smith (Phoenix)
As always after Hockey Canada announces it roster, every Canadian becomes a GM. All Star Players like Martin St.Louis, Claude Giroux, Eric Staal and Joe Thornton were left off the team, while players I did not expect to make the team like Jeff Carter and Patrick Marleau did. Who made the team and was left off will be the discussed throughout Canada over the next couple of weeks. If Canada wins gold it wont matter, if they don't every player picked to represent the team will be under scrutiny.