Hockey Canada the hunting to the veterans of the national League
Photo: Ralph Freso, The canadian Press / AP
Hockey player Shane Dohan Coyotes to Arizona. The director general of the team, Sean Burke, said Tuesday that he was intrigued by the availability of the veterans of the NHL and free agent Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla.
Toronto — team canada men’s hockey is finally able to rely on a few star players in the olympic Games in Pyeongchang ?
The director general of the team, Sean Burke, said Tuesday that he was intrigued by the availability of the veterans of the NHL and free agent Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla.
Burke, who will have to put together the first canadian olympic team without NHL players since 1994, stated, however, that the two former olympic athletes will have to play hockey this winter hope to get an invitation. He has contacted the representatives of the two players Tuesday morning.
“We want to assess all of our options, but we need to have a long-term plan since the Olympics will be very intense, and it will still play very good hockey, said Burke during a conference call that the head coach Willie Desjardins has also been involved. The guys are going to have to have a plan during the season. “
Canada has participated in two tournaments in Russia in August. A total of 45 players hoping to be invited to the Games to Pyeongchang, in February, participated in the two tournaments. The group included a former NHL like Mason Raymond, Derek Roy, Maxime Talbot, and Gilbert Brule.
In front of the net, the former Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal canadiens, Ben Scrivens, Justin Peters, who has played in three games with the Coyotes in Arizona last season, and the former New York Islanders Kevin Poulin shared the work.
Doan has recently concluded her 21st season with the organization the Coyotes, who announced at the beginning of the season that it would not offer new contract to his captain for a long time. For his part, Iginla has registered 14 goals and 13 helpers in 80 games with the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings last season.
Their participation in the 2018 Games would mean that they do not play in the NHL this season. The league has decided not to allow players to participate in the Olympics, after five appearances in a row since 1998.