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NHL Club: Dallas Stars
Date of Birth: 4/21/65
Birthplace: Carmen, MB
Weight: 192 lbs
Got a big endorsement from Ken Hitchcock, his coach with the
Stars, who recommended he get the job over Phoenix netminder Sean Burke. The
Team Canada hierarchy agreed... Hasn't had that great year (which of the Team
Canada goaltenders has?), but when he's on his game, he's one of the
best... Won the Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999... Spent the 1989-90 season
with Canada's national team... Seemed destined to be the third goaltender in
Salt Lake, the same role he had on the 1991 Canada Cup team... Can be a
tempermental sort and must be willing to accept a supporting player role.
Team Canada can't afford to have him as a distraction... Signed as a free
agent by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1987...
Big money goalie
Billion dollar bribe.
Has stopped 4/6 NHL penalty shots.
What Canada Did
: Canada def. U.S. 5-2 to win first Olympic gold medal in 50 years.
: Canada def. Belarus 7-1 in semifinal, advancing to gold-medal game Sunday.
: Canada defeated Finland 2-1 in quarter-final game to advance to semifinals Friday against Belarus.
: Canada tied the Czech Republic 3-3 in Group 3 play, putting the Canadians into quarter-final play against Finland on Wednesday night.
: Canada defeated Germany 3-2 to lift record to 1-1 in Group C.
: Canada lost 5-2 to Sweden in first game of final round to deternube positioning for quarter-finals.
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