Most Canadian Olympic hockey spots up for grabs

Hockey Canada has the difficult task of putting together a squad that win Olympic gold again in...

Hockey Canada has the difficult task of putting together a squad that win Olympic gold again in Sochi. (DANIEL MALLARD/QMI Agency)

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Almost half of Team Canada’s Olympic hockey roster is already filled.

But as Hockey Canada CEO Bob Nicholson told Sportsnet on Thursday, the number of spots up for grabs ahead of next year's Winter Games is at an all-time high.

“By my count, I’m at 11,” Nicholson said of how many players are locks to make Team Canada’s 2014 roster. “It’s never been that low. The number has always been higher.”


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