Photos: Choosing Canada's Olympic hockey team

 

The Sochi Olympics will soon be upon us and the speculation begins about the makeup of Canada's hockey team.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.</div>
 

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Photograph by: Kathy Willens, AP

 
<div id="page1">Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.</div>
Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (right) chases after the puck with Vancouver Canucks Dan Hamhuis in NHL action at Rogers Arena, February 01 2013.
Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers (left) and Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Toronto Maple Leafs check into the glass at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by
Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates in the warm-up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 4, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks (left), attempting to maintain control of the puck, gets checked to the ice by Matt Irwin #52 of the San Jose Shark in the third period at HP Pavilion on January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. The Sharks won the game in a shoot-out.
Ryan Getzlaf #15 (left) of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck against Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center on February 2, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins plays the puck against Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers on January 19, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal in the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.
Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers takes the puck in the second period against the New York Rangers on January 24, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers skates away from Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames in third period play of NHL action on January 26, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots after getting past P.A. Parenteau #15 of the Colorado Avalanche in a game at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  The Avalanche beat the Oilers 3-1.
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) stops a shot on goal next to San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp (left) cross sticks in front of the net with Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows in NHL action at Rogers arena, February 01 2013.
Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings leaves the ice after losing 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks during the season opener at Staples Center on January 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates in the warm-up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 4, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks receives high fives from the bench after scoring a goal in the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on February 4, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins shoots during warmup before NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre February 2, 2013 in Toronto.
Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins yells at members of the New York Rangers before being penalized in the third period during the season opener game on January 19, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston.
Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning heads for the net in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 5, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
James Neal #18 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is checked by Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers as goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of Rangers blocks the goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2013 in New York City.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith makes a save on a shot by Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) during the third period in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Stars 2-0.
Vancouver Canucks Roberto Luongo stops Calgary Flames Jerome Iginla in NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on December 23, 2011.
Defenceman Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck past Radim Vrbata #17 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on January 26, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.
Defenceman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators skates up to face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 28, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.
Defenceman Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks is checked by Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks in the third period in NHL action on February 01, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Defenceman Brent Seabrook, left, of Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan collide during their game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta on February 2, 2013.
Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues collides with Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on January 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
Defenceman Kris Letang #51 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers in the second period of an NHL game at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2013 in New York City.
Defenceman Mark Staal of the New York Rangers deflects a shot by Tanner Glass of the Vancouver Canucks with goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers stands by in second period of NHL action in Vancouver Tuesday November 3, 2009.
San Jose Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle (22) celebrates after scoring the winning-goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the shootout of the NHL game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2013. The Sharks won 3-2.
Defenceman Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins takes the shot against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2013. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime.
Justin Schultz of the Western Warriors in action.
Defenceman P.K. Subban of Montreal Canadiens, right, move past Buffalo Sabres' Drew Stafford during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Defenceman Brian Campbell #51 of the Florida Panthers (right) checks Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the BB&T Center on January 19, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Hurricanes 5-1.
Goalie Roberto Luongo of Vancouver Canucks stops Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane in a shootout during the overtime period of an NHL game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
Goalie Carey Price of Montreal Canadiens stops a shot by Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil in the third period of the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins jumps onto the ice before the game against the New Jersey Devils at Consol Energy Center on February 2, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Goalie Mike Smith of Phoenix Coyotes deflects a shot on goal by Minnesota Wild Pierre-Marc Bouchard (96) as Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek (4) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.
Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes is introduced before a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on January 22, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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