Decisions, decisions

MIKE ZEISBERGER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:49 AM ET

Hockey Canada has about a year to decide on what its roster might look like for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Here are the early picks of this ink-stained wretch:

GOALIES

Marty Brodeur (Devils): All-time great.

Roberto Luongo (Canucks): Playing on home ice.

Carey Price (Canadiens): The future is now.

DEFENCE

Dion Phaneuf (Flames): Hammers pucks and opponents.

Chris Pronger (Ducks): Intimidating presence.

Mike Green (Capitals): No fluke.

Scott Niedermayer (Ducks): Will he still have the urge to play?

Shea Weber (Predators): Flies under radar in Nashville.

Brian Campbell (Blackhawks): Skates as smooth as Coffey.

Dan Boyle (Sharks): Underrated for a long time.

FORWARDS

Sidney Crosby (Penguins): Duh!!!!

Jarome Iginla (Flames): Our choice for captain.

Eric Staal (Hurricanes): Coming into his own.

Vinny Lecavalier (Lightning): Can be dominating.

Joe Thornton (Sharks): Jumbo Joe needs huge showing.

Mike Richards (Flyers): Among best two-way players in game.

Dany Heatley (Senators): Must improve on Turin stinker.

Rick Nash (Blue Jackets): One man wrecking crew.

Martin St. Louis (Lightning): Speed, speed, speed.

Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks): Mired in early-season slump.

Shane Doan (Coyotes): Gives all on every shift.

Brendan Morrow (Stars): Extremely tough to play against.

Jason Spezza (Senators): Good 1-2 punch with teammate Heatley.

Reserves: D Jay Bouwmeester (Panthers); F Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks); F Patrice Bergeron (Bruins).

Head coach: Mike Babcock (Red Wings).

Assistants: Ken Hitchcock (Blue Jackets); Lindy Ruff (Sabres); Tom Renney (Rangers).


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