By Scott Billeck – @scottbilleck
On Tuesday at 10 a.m. Hockey Canada will release its roster for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics and we here at MHN think we have nailed down who exactly will be on it.
It is always a hotly-contested and fiercely scrutinized event, one that comes around once ever four years. Hundreds of hours have been put into the selection process by Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman and his staff over the past months and on Tuesday they will render a decision that will potentially lead Canada to it’s second-straight Gold Medal in Sochi, Russia.
The debate surrounding who will be included and exculded has raged on around water coolers, in bars and at rinks across the country. While the final decision isn’t the average Joe’s to make, it is still fun to mull it over with co-workers, friends and family and come up with a roster worthy of representing Canada on the biggest stage.
In the spirit of fun and debate, then, I give you my picks for Sochi for Team Canada.
Team Canada Roster:
Carey Price — Roberto Luongo — Josh Harding
Duncan Keith — Drew Doughty
Alex Pietralangelo — Jay Bouwmeaster
Marc Edward-Vlasic — Shea Weber
P.K. Subban — Brent Seabrook
Chris Kunitz — Sidney Crosby — Steven Stamkos
John Tavares– Jonathan Toews – Claude Giroux
Jaime Benn – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Patrick Sharp – Logan Couture – Matt Duchene
Thornton – Bergeron