CALGARY - Now that Team Canada’s men’s hockey orientation camp is over, we can spend the next four months or so waiting and anticipating the team constructed.
With a gold medal to defend at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, you bet hockey fans from coast to coast will spend the first portion of the NHL season evaluating and guessing who should and will be on the team.
Rest assured, the debates will rage after the team is announced, up until the tournament is over and likely beyond — especially if Canada is ousted before the medal games, as was the case in ’06 in Torino, Italy.
Here are five things we’ll be watching from now until executive director Steve Yzerman and the rest of the management team and coaches name the squad.
Which goalies will claim jobs?
The hand-wringing about Canada’s goaltending situation has already started, and the puck hasn’t even dropped on the 2013-14 NHL campaign.