Saturday, May 07, 2005

2006 Winter Olympics - Backup plan for Team Canada

If there is no collective bargaining agreement to end the NHL lockout by the end of the world championship, Hockey Canada will hold a training camp in June for non-NHLers in preparation for the Winter Games.  That's the word according to Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson, who Friday outlined plans for preparing for the Winter Games in Turin, Italy, in February.  Crosby team checking legal options
Nicholson said Hockey Canada has three plans in preparing for the Winter Games. One includes top NHL players. The second is a Team Canada minus NHL stars. The third is a hybrid of NHLers without contracts along with Canadians in Europe.  About three dozen Canadians playing overseas will be invited to Edmonton, and there is a chance that top junior players like Sidney Crosby, Dion Phaneuf and Jeff Carter will be asked to attend.  FULL STORY By Alan Adams (

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