Steve Yzerman is prepared for the onslaught of second-guessing that will come when he names the roster for Canada’s Olympic hockey next week.
And he certainly understands why.
There are just too many quality players to choose from and not enough spots for all of them to fill on the Team Canada roster of 25.
“ Up front, without going into a lot of detail, there are so many forwards playing very, very well right now,” said Yzerman, after the Alumni Showdown on Tuesday at Comerica Park. “ I watch games every night and I hear the local announcer saying there is no way they can leave him off the team. So far, I’ve counted that for about 22 players.
“Whatever happens, we’re going to leave off some really good players.”