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Who should play for Canada at the 2010 Olympics?
Fri, October 17, 2008

With only a few months to go before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Steve Yzerman and his team are bringing Canada's best hockey players together for an orientation camp in Calgary.

SLAM! has told you who is a lock to make the team, who is on the bubble and who is out of the running. But who would you select to represent Canada in Vancouver?

Have your say in our forum.

Yzerman bides his time



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err, gordholio, don't look now bt this is August 2009 and the Olympics are in February 2010 - just about six months away. Not "a year or two."
Gary O., 2009-08-21 13:56:45

Horcoff ... I think he's going to blow up the season, no questions asked.
Jill, 2008-10-22 11:45:04

Beats the hell out of me? I can agree however that Steve Yzerman is an improvment itself. Theres one thing that he knows is good old fashion hard work ethic.
A hockey Fan, 2008-10-22 10:23:39

Unless he goes in a long slump, Pasqual Leclaire deserves at least the backup goalie spot. I'd also like to see some youth --- Andrew Cogliano and Steve Stamkos.
Ben TO, 2008-10-22 09:31:29

It's way too early to set a lineup. Sure, you have ideas about the best players, but the Olympics is over a year or two away.

I might be interested when the Olympics happens.

Gretzky is very smart to decline the Olympics though, as nothing can be gained, only lost if Canada doesn't win a gold medal.
gordholio, 2008-10-18 21:25:23

I like the idea of not choosing players that have previously declined to play for Canada at the Worlds. But I don't think it's always fair to all of the players because we, the common folk, are often not aware of why they declined. Some guys have injuries and some guys have family/personal matters that simply take precedence over hockey. It's not like they don't want to play for Canada.

But as far as the guys who couldn't be bothered to play at the Worlds (without a legitimate reason) yeah, they can stay home.


Ron, 2008-10-18 17:50:09

My choice would EXCLUDE all players who might have played for Canada at the World's (eg. Iginla, Phaneuf) and chose not to. I want players who are proud to wear the maple leaf whenever the opportunity arises.
Ter Hamer, 2008-10-17 18:47:43

Mike Richards for sure,Simon

Gagne if he can stay healthy
Jeff, 2008-10-17 16:19:20

This will be a stacked team. But just off the top of my head here's a good list:

Goal: Brodeur, Luongo, Fleury/Price

Defense: Phaneuf, Pronger, Niedermayer, Green, Weber, Bouwmeester, Campbell

Forward: Crosby, Thornton, Lecavalier, Iginla, Heatley, Spezza, Toews, Morrow, M. Richards, Getzlaf, Doan, St. Louis
Phil, 2008-10-17 15:27:32

You want some grit and heart? RYAN SMYTH. What about Latendresse? Hope I spelled it right.
Mike, 2008-10-17 14:18:09

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