If you were one of the dedicated fans up for 7:10am this morning, then you witnessed first hand the disappointing result that the rest of Canada woke up to news of. In the semi-final at the Olympics, the Canadians came up short in their quest for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal after losing to Germany 4-3. The Canadians can still earn a bronze medal with a win against the Czechs tomorrow, but in the eyes of most, anything less than gold is a disappointment.
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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
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Canada’s KHL options for the upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang. This latest entry looks at the other candidates from Sweden and Switzerland, to college and junior hockey. Full disclosure, the list is a bit of a doozy. But this is still a fun exercise for the hockey-mad Olympics fans out there.
Also, with all of this BS surrounding the men’s side of the tournament this year, it is important that the Woman’s Hockey games get their due in terms of coverage and viewership. Unlike the men and the NHL they are actually sending the top of their sport so be sure to tune in.
Without further ado, here are the names that Canada will look to round out their Olympic roster.