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Report: Roberto Luongo likely Team Canada's No. 1 goalie

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02:22 PM ET 07.22 | Sportsnet's John Shannon reports that Canada will send out invites to orientation camp on Monday with the pre-Olympic training taking place in Calgary during the last week in August. The goalie invites for the camp will be Roberto Luongo, Carey Price, Mike Smith, Braden Holtby and Corey Crawford, according to the report. After taking over for Martin Brodeur during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Luongo led Canada to a win over Team USA in the finals to capture the gold medal. "Going into this season you know that he's going to be the starter for the Vancouver Canucks," TSN Hockey Insider Jamie McLennan said of Luongo. "He's going to be in mid-season form come the Olympics. Let's not forget: He won last time, so he has the experience and the confidence to know what it takes to help Team Canada win." With Luongo likely snagging the No. 1 spot, two other slots remain for goaltenders. Price and Crawford look to be the front-runners to round out the position at this point."

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July 22, 2013  02:26 PM ET

"Yes, please." Says every other country competing in the games.

July 22, 2013  02:30 PM ET

He's already got a gold swinging from his neck so I won't dis him here.

July 22, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's already got a gold swinging from his neck so I won't dis him here.

Maybe not, but that was yesterday, and yesterdays gone.

July 22, 2013  03:10 PM ET

"Report: Roberto Luongo likely Team Canada's No. 1 goalie"

There goes Canada's hope for a Gold Medal!

July 22, 2013  03:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Report: Roberto Luongo likely Team Canada's No. 1 goalie"There goes Canada's hope for a Gold Medal!

If Price can grow past his past season and rebound he will get the start over the Loubot. I am kinda surprised that Ward is not in the mix. Thankfully Marc A.F. is not in the mix.

July 22, 2013  03:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's already got a gold swinging from his neck so I won't dis him here.

Not for anything he did.

July 22, 2013  03:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Report: Roberto Luongo likely Team Canada's No. 1 goalie"There goes Canada's hope for a Gold Medal!

Go for the Bronze!!

July 22, 2013  03:38 PM ET

Report: Roberto Luongo likely Team Canada's No. 1 goalie

Won't make any difference but please keep mark Crawford away from the team.

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July 22, 2013  06:06 PM ET

The guy who wrote that is stupid, or just plain stupid - or both. Crawford, Reimer, and Price/Smith/Emery - just like the numbers say - ski-roo the expired-riance. Also, having a camp before the Nat Ho season starts, or with more than twice as many players than you're EVENTUALLY gonna choose, is a colo-rectal waste of time and money, at best

July 22, 2013  06:38 PM ET
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If Price can grow past his past season and rebound he will get the start over the Loubot. I am kinda surprised that Ward is not in the mix. Thankfully Marc A.F. is not in the mix.

He is who I thought would be in the mix for Sochi back in 2010 but he has a similar problem to Lu He is prone to meltdowns Ward has been average the last couple seasons wasn't surprised he's passed over Canada will be lucky if they have the 4th best goalie at the games

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July 22, 2013  09:10 PM ET

It's too premature to be picking goalies but those are the rules I guess and every country has to abide by them. Who knows which guys will be hot & not by the time the Olympics roll around.

 
July 23, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Torts will straighten him out.....

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