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NHL on TSN panel projects Canada's roster for Sochi

{eot} Staff
8/27/2013 6:17:49 PM
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As Team Canada's Olympic Orientation camp heads into the final day, the NHL on TSN revealed their projected final roster for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The panel, comprised of Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun, Darren Dreger, Ray Ferraro, and James Duthie made consensus choices on the 25 players who, based on their insight, they think Team Canada management is leaning towards to represent the country come February.

In net, Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo was chosen as the starter to be backed up by Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price and Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith.

The top defensive pairing was Duncan Keith and Drew Doughty followed by pairings of Marc Staal and Shea Weber, Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo, and Dan Boyle and PK Subban.

Up front it was no surprise that Sidney Crosby was centring the top line, flanked by wingers Chris Kunitz and Steven Stamkos.

Jonathan Toews was the second line centre along with wingers Eric Staal and Rick Nash. The third line was composed of Logan Couture, John Tavares, and Claude Giroux left to right and the fourth line was Patrick Sharp, Ryan Getzlaf, and Jeff Carter. Patrice Bergeron and Martin St. Louis also made the team as extra forwards.

Sidney Crosby (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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