BOSTON -- As the No. 3 goaltender at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Curtis Joseph did not dress for any of Team Canada's games.
As the third guy in Salt Lake City four years later, Ed Belfour watched most of Canada's contests in civvies.
So who will be the odd man out in Turin? With Martin Brodeur acknowledged as the starter, is it Marty Turco or Roberto Luongo?
According to coach Pat Quinn, all of the goalies selected to the team could see action in Italy.
"I don't know if we really have a No. 3 goalie," Quinn said yesterday. "As far as I know, you can play all three. We play two more games than we did in 2002, so we might play them all."
KIPRUSOFF PULLS OUT
CALGARY -- Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff withdrew his name from Finland's Olympic team, citing advice from doctors to rest a hip injury.
Rookie Kari Lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers and Fredrik Norrena of Sweden's Linkoping were the two other goalies named on the country's Olympic roster.
CAMPBELL SNAPS BACK
MONTREAL -- NHL executive Colin Campbell unloaded on federal MP Denis Coderre after the former minister in charge of sports asked Hockey Canada to reconsider Shane Doan's selection to the Olympic hockey team over an alleged ethnic slur of an official during a Dec. 13 game.
"The NHL manages its business properly and I ... am fully confident there were no inappropriate comments in this incident," Campbell said. "Mr. Coderre is getting involved in something without the correct or any information.
"(He) should focus on getting re-elected and not on how we run our business."
TOO CLOSE TO THE ACTION
BOSTON -- Should Leafs defenceman Bryan McCabe have been on the 23-man roster instead of occupying the role as a reserve?
"It's easy for me to say because I watch him all the time," Quinn said. "I just worried about becoming too much of a lobbyist for him. Having said that, maybe he should've been in the starting seven in the first place."