And what a bumper crop of talent. The names read like a Murderer's Row on blades:
Don't overlook the coaching presence of
So what's the real story? The turning of the page. That may seem obvious, but that's always been a weakness of Hockey Canada: loyalty to a fault. Sure, there'll be grey hairs in the shaving sink, but this is a team that will rely heavily on players who've never won at this level.
Fortunately, the Swedes are stable where the big minutes are distributed. The top six boasts plenty of grit and panache with the Sedin twins Henrik and Daniel,
The problem is the thin blueline. Injuries to a pair of defenders already have necessitated a pair of roster changes --
Slovakia boasts some explosive scoring talent in