Mackinnon: World Championships 2013
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09-04-2012, 03:01 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Originally Posted by
William H Bonney
Too many unknown factors but I highly doubt it. Assuming the labor dispute is resolved, Hockey Canada won't receive as many declined invites as normal as players will want to audition for the upcoming Sochi Olympics and with Canada's depth and competition for limited spots, few players could realistically turn down an invite and not hurt their Olympic chances.
He's an amazing prospect but this is Canada we're talking about and I just can't see it happening.
re: lockout and all NHLers jumping at a chance to play in the WHC? If you look at the roster of the 05 team, not a whole lot of names there you'd expect to see when all players were available. 1 year out from the 06 Torino games. So, I'm not sure that argument stands up. The team wasn't a bad team, but it wasn't exactly the O4 World Cup team either... So, interesting question for sure.
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