NHL announces that no current players will play for Canada in WJC
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11-30-2003, 05:41 PM
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Horton was the only guy I would have expected to go at this point. There's no way once his pro contract kicked in that the Pens would be sending Fleury. Other guys like Staal and Bergeron were possibilities earlier in the year but have become key players for their teams. In some ways I would say this is more likely to hurt the US team than the Canada team, since more of their players are "bubble NHLers" at this point and hence more likely to get released.
I don't follow. The article referenced mentioned only Canadian interests. The U.S. team in general, or players in particular weren't referenced. As a matter-of-fact it's likely players like Brown, Fritsche, and Kesler will be released by their respective NHL teams if they want to go.
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