Canada heads back to gold medal drawing board

Some like Chris Lee and Chay Genoway, who between them have one consolidated round of NHL encounter, have discovered occupations in Russia with Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Lada Togliatti individually.

It is a hand-created group developed from save parts not at all like the best retire items Canada has frosted since 1998.

“It’s not been done along these lines previously,” national group general chief Sean Burke told Reuters. “There are a few likenesses to groups we had before the NHL was going however it truly hasn’t been assembled along these lines previously so it is a test.

“On the off chance that you are sending the NHL to the Olympics you are sending the most elite.

“You know who the best players are.

“This time around you truly need to watch players in various associations, venture folks that are playing against various rivalry and attempt and assemble a group that route with more seasoned folks, more youthful folks, folks with some global experience, folks with none.”


Before the NHL chose in 1998 that Olympic interest was something worth being thankful for Canada built its Winter Games squad around the national group idea.

Both Burke and Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney were a piece of that procedure with players and mentors concentrating in one area, living respectively and traveling the world playing competitions and display recreations finishing with the Olympics.

The last time the Olympic ice hockey competition was played without NHL players was at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games where Canada lost to Sweden in the last.

Without NHLers Canada attempted to locate the highest point of the Olympic platform, persevering through a 50-year gold decoration dry spell before at long last recovering the crown at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

With experts Canada reestablished its status as the game’s worldwide superpower taking gold in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

Be that as it may, even with names like Gretzky and Crosby, gold was not a given as Canada’s best delivered two or three Olympic disappointments, getting back home flat broke in 1998 and 2006.

All stars or castoffs, Renney trusts the Olympic competition ought not be cheapened.

“I think the competition will be incredible,” Renney, mentor of Canada’s silver decoration winning group in Lillehammer told Reuters.

“That reality is this is the Olympic Games and it will draw out the absolute best in each and every competitor. That is the soul of the Olympic Games.

“I figure individuals will watch it, I figure individuals ought to there will be 25 players, 25 incredible stories that will enable individuals to grasp the group and the occasion and be pleased Canadians doing it.”

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