Yzerman and Team Canada Better Not Overlook Patrice Bergeron

December 3rd, 2009 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
Team Canada is looking primed to once again make a run for the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Like in years past, they are loaded on both the offensive and defensive sides of the puck. They are also led by Steve Yzerman, who became the executive director for Team Canada this past year.

In early July, 46 players were invited to orientation camp held in late August. Of these 46 players there were definitely some surprises, including a couple of young players, Milan Lucic and Jonathan Toews to name a few.

As usual, Team Canada is loaded on offense and there are going to be a lot of guys who are very good but just not good enough to make the team.

There were 25 forwards invited to camp. That number will eventually be trimmed down to 12 or 13 by the end of December. Currently, they are loaded at center with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Jeff Carter, Eric Staal and Joe Thornton. Every one of these guys is one of the best on their team and in the NHL.

With that said, I feel Yzerman is making a big mistake in not inviting Patrice Bergeron to camp.

Bergeron is entering his sixth season for the Boston Brui ...

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