When a Leafs fan sees the names Mason Raymond, Ben Scrivens and Brandon Kozun lumped together in one place it is usually followed by an uncomfortable shiver and a remembrance of past negative experiences.
But this is a much different set of circumstances.
With Canada set to march into the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 9th, Hockey Canada placed the finishing touches on the Men’s Olympic Hockey team.
Without NHL player participation in this year’s games, General Manager Sean Burke was tasked with scouring the globe for the next best Canadian options available to him. Now with the team set, it’s clear the most heavily represented league is the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) as 13 of the 25 players call it their professional home, with other entries including the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and the Swiss National League. Read more