Wolski Making a Strong Bid For Team Canada

December 19th, 2009 by James Crider Leave a reply »
A month ago when color analyst Peter McNabb started lobbying for Wojtek Wolski to be chosen for team Canada at this Winter's Olympics in Vancouver, people laughed.

They aren't laughing anymore.

37 games into the 2010 NHL season, Wolski has not only established himself as a top line forward for the Avalanche, but also as one of the most versatile wingers in the NHL.

Once known as a lazy, one-dimensional forward who didn't score enough, Joe Sacco's "work or you sit" system has changed Wolski into the Avalanche's hardest forechecker and backchecker, due in large part to Sacco sitting him early in the season for lack of effort.

Does a hot season warrant making the Olympics?

Eric Staal, Vincent Lecavalier, and Steven Stamkos are some of the best players in the world, and they're only considered bubble players for Canada.

In the past Winter Olympics, the Canadian team featured players who were having bad seasons but were considered to have the most talent or experience. As a result, players like Todd Bertuzzi and Kris Draper made the team instead of players like Sidney Crosby and Marc Savard.

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