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Hockey Canada announces men's hockey team for Sochi Oympics

No major surprises on the 25 man roster...

Team Canada has announced its 25-man roster for the Sochi Olympics, and it's built around key contributors from the team that won gold four years ago in Vancouver.

Sidney Crosby, who scored the game-winning goal over the United States in overtime, is back and likely will be named captain.

Roberto Luongo, who was in net for the completion of the 2010 tournament, could get another chance next month as he's back on the roster following some tumultuous times.

Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Patrice Bergeron are also among the Vancouver medallists named to the team.

John Tavares and Carey Price lead the group of newcomers, which also includes the injured Steven Stamkos, who is already skating and would like to return from a broken leg before the start of the Olympics.

Canada beat the United States in overtime to win the gold medal in 2010 when Crosby beat Ryan Miller.

It was Canada's second gold medal since the NHL began sending its players at the 1998 Nagano Games.

Canada opens the Sochi Games February 13th against Norway.

The full roster:

Goalies: Roberto Luongo; Carey Price; Mike Smith

Defencemen: Jay Bouwmeester; Drew Doughty; Dan Hamhuis; Duncan Keith; Alex Pietrangelo; P.K. Subban; Marc-Edouard Vlasic; Shea Weber

Forwards: Jamie Benn; Patrice Bergeron; Jeff Carter; Sidney Crosby; Matt Duchene; Ryan Getzlaf; Chris Kunitz; Patrick Marleau; Rick Nash; Corey Perry; Patrick Sharp; Steven Stamkos; John Tavares; Jonathan Toews.

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  1. john posted on 01/07/2014 11:54 AM
    oh right John Tavares is in good . YES !!!!!!!!

    he so good at playing hockey he makes Wayne greskey look like a blindfolded Blondie . tied to a wheel char .
  2. john posted on 01/07/2014 03:35 PM
    the good news is that no maple leafs players are on the team and thats good


    leafs suck leafs suck leafs suck .
    1. RickC_1236 posted on 01/07/2014 03:55 PM
      @john The reason why you’re talking to your self is no one on 1010 cares about hockey this is a crack nation form PEROID.
      I suggest you find a sports site to share your thoughts.
    2. john's mom posted on 01/07/2014 04:57 PM
      @RickC_1236 john duz'nt hav thougts . i tot him good .
    3. john posted on 01/08/2014 11:56 AM
      @john's mom nice try asshole i dont have a mother.
    4. john posted on 01/08/2014 12:01 PM
      @john the leafs do suck it in public record .
  3. danieljchristie posted on 01/07/2014 08:09 PM
    I'm honestly trying to arrive at a satisfactory answer as to why hockey is interesting to some people. All I seem to see is truly neanderthal brawling interrupted by the occassional face off. So maybe if we start with an answer from some of you genuine fans, an answer that might get me started on the road to understanding the game: If it's played with a 'puck' why isn't it called 'puckey' instead of hockey? My thanks in advance!
  4. Burke forever posted on 01/08/2014 08:14 AM
    Khadri should have been selected; he's the greatest player I ever drafted.
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