Found March 06, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
PLAYERS: Steve Yzerman
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It didn’t come as a surprise when Hockey Canada announced today that Steve Yzerman would head up the management team for the next few years leading up to Sochi 2014 for Team Canada.   But the one thing that did make people's ears perk up a bit was the stipulation, if you can call it that, which stated that the players would have to make to the team. The World Championships are held annually during the NHL playoffs, so the players that make the post season rarely participate. Therefore, the rosters are made up from the non-NHL playoff teams as well as other teams round the world This is where things are changing somewhat. Yzerman, Bob Nicholson and Kevin Lowe stated during their press conference that they are not looking for a one-time commitment from players when it comes to wearing the maple leaf. This group does not just want players who are committed to the team for the Olympics and nothing more; they want a long-term pact. This is similar to what USA Basketball impleme...
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