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TEAM CANADA HOPEFULS

GOALIES

NAME HOMETOWN CLUB

Corey CrawfordMontreal, Que.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Braden HoltbyLloydminster, Sask.Washington Capitals (NHL)

*# Roberto LuongoMontreal, Que.Vancouver Canucks (NHL)

Carey PriceAnahim Lake, B.C.Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Mike SmithKingston, Ont.Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)

LOCK: No one

BUBBLE: All the above and maybe throw in Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes and the legendary Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.

DEFENCEMEN

Karl AlznerBurnaby, B.C.Washington Capitals (NHL)

# Jay BouwmeesterEdmonton, Alta.St. Louis Blues (NHL)

* Dan BoyleOttawa, Ont.San Jose Sharks (NHL)

* Drew DoughtyLondon, Ont.Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Mike GreenCalgary, Alta.Washington Capitals (NHL)

Dan HamhuisSmithers, B.C.Vancouver Canucks (NHL)

Travis HamonicSt. Malo, Man.New York Islanders (NHL)

* Duncan KeithPenticton, B.C.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Kristopher LetangSte-Julie, Que.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Marc MethotOttawa, Ont.Ottawa Senators (NHL)

Dion PhaneufEdmonton, Alta.Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

Alex PietrangeloKing City, Ont.St. Louis Blues (NHL)

* Brent SeabrookTsawwassen, B.C.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Marc StaalThunder Bay, Ont.New York Rangers (NHL)

PK SubbanToronto, Ont.Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

Marc-âdouard VlasicMontreal, Que.San Jose Sharks (NHL)

* Shea WeberSicamous, B.C.Nashville Predators (NHL)

LOCKS: Weber, Subban, Keith, Doughty, Seabrook

BUBBLE: Pietrangelo and Letang have the inside track and after that there are all kinds of factors and formulae that can see a player move in or out. For instance, if the D is young, look for Dan Boyle to get a long look for veteran presence. If management thinks they're too offensive, a steady influence such as Karl Alzner could be a fit.

FORWARDS

* Patrice BergeronSillery, Que.Boston Bruins (NHL)

Jeff CarterLondon, Ont.Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Logan CoutureLondon, Ont.San Jose Sharks (NHL)

* Sidney CrosbyCole Harbour, N.S.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Matt DucheneHaliburton, Ont.Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Jordan EberleRegina, Sask.Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

* Ryan GetzlafRegina, Sask.Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Claude GirouxOttawa, Ont.Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)

Taylor HallKingston, Ont.Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Chris KunitzRegina, Sask.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Andrew LaddMaple Ridge, B.C.Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

Milan LucicVancouver, B.C.Boston Bruins (NHL)

Brad MarchandHammonds Plains, N.S.Boston Bruins (NHL)

*# Rick NashBrampton, Ont.New York Rangers (NHL)

James NealWhitby, Ont.Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

* Corey PerryPeterborough, Ont.Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

* Michael RichardsKenora, Ont.Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

Patrick SharpThunder Bay, Ont.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

*# Eric StaalThunder Bay, Ont.Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Jordan StaalThunder Bay, Ont.Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

# Martin St. LouisLaval, Que.Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Steven StamkosUnionville, Ont.Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

John TavaresOakville, Ont.New York Islanders (NHL)

*# Joe ThorntonSt. Thomas, Ont.San Jose Sharks (NHL)

* Jonathan ToewsWinnipeg, Man.Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

LOCKS: Crosby, Toews, Perry, Getzlaf, Nash, Giroux, Bergeron, Stamkos.

BUBBLE: Richards, Eric Staal, Neal, Tavares, Kunitz and Hall. Lots of others -- such as Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd -- will have to be very impressive in the early going next season to make this roster.

* - Won gold with Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

# - Played for Canada at the 2006 OIympic Winter Games

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 26, 2013 C2

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