Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding plays his way into Team Canada discussion

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18)...

Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) during the first period at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Ken Wiebe, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

WINNIPEG -  

Josh Harding kicked aside the question like it was a weak wrister from the point.

Never one to draw attention to himself, the Minnesota Wild goaltender quickly shot down a suggestion about whether his strong start should bring him into the discussion to be part of Canada's Olympic team this February in Sochi, Russia.

"That's ridiculous," said Harding, who is 13-3-2 with a 1.48 goals against average and .939 save percentage this season for the Wild going into Saturday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. "Right now, we're trying to win some games with the Wild. If you go down the roster with Team Canada, there's a lot of guys ahead of me."

That may have been true last summer when the orientation camp was held, but should there be a lot of guys ahead of Harding on the depth chart right now?

"At every other Olympics, you had your two or three goalies down pat, but let's call a spade a spade, it's wide open (this time)," said Wild centre Zenon Konopka.


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