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2013-08-01 (Thursday)

Anette: Let’s take a look at the 47 main Canadian candidates to join the men’s national ice hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (5 goalkeepers, 17 defenders and 25 forwards):

The 47 Canadian candidates for Sochi 2014:

Goaltenders
Corey Crawford
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Roberto Luongo
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Carey Price
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Mike Smith
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

Defencemen
Karl Alzner
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Jay Bouwmeester
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Dan Boyle
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Drew Doughty
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Mike Green
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Dan Hamhuis
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Travis Hamonic
New York Islanders (NHL)
Duncan Keith
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Kris Letang
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Marc Methot
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Dion Phaneuf
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Alex Pietrangelo
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Brent Seabrook
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Marc Staal
New York Rangers (NHL)
P.K. Subban
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Marc-Édouard Vlasic
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Shea Weber
Nashville Predators (NHL)

Forwards
Patrice Bergeron
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Jeff Carter
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Logan Couture
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Matt Duchene
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Jordan Eberle
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Ryan Getzlaf
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Claude Giroux
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Taylor Hall
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Chris Kunitz
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Andrew Ladd
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Milan Lucic
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Brad Marchand
Boston Bruins (NHL)
Rick Nash
New York Rangers (NHL)
James Neal
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Corey Perry
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Michael Richards
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Patrick Sharp
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Eric Staal
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Jordan Staal
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Martin St. Louis
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
Steven Stamkos
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
John Tavares
New York Islanders (NHL)
Joe Thornton
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

(Sources: iihf.com and wikipedia.org)

Anette: I really, really hope that Russia, Finland and Sweden get the hockey medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics but I don’t really believe that Canada will miss the podium. Well, I’m looking forward to a lot of exciting games and hope for the best. 😀