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    Canada Men's Olympic ice hockey roster unveiled

    https://www.tsn.ca/hockey-canada-unv...oster-1.965278

    There's a few former NHL'ers on there. One name that stood out to me was local boy Wojtek Wolski. Super skilled forward surprised he never made it in the NHL. I hope Scrivens gets the starting nod at goaltender.

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    Youngest player is 25.
    Interesting to see how that pans out.
    It is a short tourney however.
    Good luck.

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    It's a crappy team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Douglas View Post
    Wojtek Wolski. Super skilled forward surprised he never made it in the NHL...
    I wouldn't say never made it in the NHL.

    He played long enough to earn his NHL pension (451 games, 99 goals, 168 assists), parts or all of 9 seasons.

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    Well, this is a good development. It will save me hours. I don't intend to watch third rate hockey. Disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamphotographer View Post
    It's a crappy team.
    Not too sure how the selection process was thought out, but why not just send the Canadian junior team? How about a team of AHL Canadian all stars? What about a combination of the juniors and minor league players? Why not select one Canadian player from each NHL team, similar to how the Golden Knights picked their team?
    Why not send a team of retired NHLer's for the fan factor?
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    Mostly I'm disappointed in the Canadian "stars". All they had to do is tell their teams that they're going and that would have been the end of the story. When the chips were on the table they folded like a cheap suit. So much for the high honor of representing their country. I'll be pvring ski jumping.

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    waaaaaay better then watching a ho hum who gives a ratz azz NHL all star game.

    Go Canada Go!

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    The Juniors are exploited enough already, serious negotiations concerning pay would take place for them to participate.

    The NHL needs new revenue streams to grow the game. The World Juniors isn't working, Buffalo is proof of that. And no growth can be expected by suborning hockey to an event like the Olympics. The only way to grow the game is through a stand alone World Cup. Once the WC is established, more countries will take hockey seriously. Look what happened to rugby once their WC was established.

    Still Go Canada Go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Mostly I'm disappointed in the Canadian "stars". All they had to do is tell their teams that they're going and that would have been the end of the story. When the chips were on the table they folded like a cheap suit. So much for the high honor of representing their country. I'll be pvring ski jumping.
    That’s all they had to do? End of story.

    Sorry but it was hardly that simple.

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    I'm cheering for Canada.

    It's basically a Spengler Cup team but so what.

    Go Canada Go!

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    Its a shame the roster isn't packed with NHL players.

    I've no interest in the All Star games, the regular season I don't follow like I used to. But live for the NHL playoffs, and have come to love the Olympics with all teams using NHL guys.
    The games between Canada and USA have been so intense.

    Certainly hope Canada still does well, but just wish all countries were able to dress the best they could for this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice93 View Post
    That’s all they had to do? End of story.

    Sorry but it was hardly that simple.
    I thought they did not want to travel half way around the world to an opposite time zone. The other concern voiced was that PyeongChang was referred to as a shit-hole.
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    Does anyone knows if the Russian players from the KHL are going? That would make them the favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice93 View Post
    That’s all they had to do? End of story.

    Sorry but it was hardly that simple.
    Isn't it? The NHL would punish Crosby or any other elite player? If only they've showed some solidarity... Instead, we'll get not quite good enough for the prime time players and a second rate tournament. I don't care how much lipstick the cheerleaders put on that pig, it's still a pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultistar View Post
    Does anyone knows if the Russian players from the KHL are going? That would make them the favorites.
    Apparently 13 KHL are going.
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