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Team Canada's biggest question mark

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07:21 AM ET 07.23 | Once again, as is the case at nearly every international hockey competition, depth among skaters borders on the absurd for Team Canada. It's in goal, however, that brows have been furrowed for a while and that didn't change with the release of the 47-player camp roster on Monday. All of Roberto Luongo, in Canada's net for the 2010 Olympic gold in Vancouver, Corey Crawford, Carey Price, Mike Smith and Braden Holtby have done good things in the National Hockey League. But none, 6 1/2 months from the first drop of the puck in Sochi, bring a nation to a collective, satisfied sigh. More like a bit of a gasp. "There is no question, in goal, there are a whole bunch of guys vying for that job," Mike Babcock, who returns as head coach, said. "It's not a locked down position like it has been in the past."

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July 23, 2013  08:14 AM ET

When the dust clears, it will be Crawford backed up by Price.

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July 23, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Two playoff chokers? We're screwed.

the only thing Crawford choked on was post game bubbly!
I say Crawford/Holtby

July 23, 2013  08:46 AM ET

and in all seriousness, i think LOTF should be their goalie coach, sort of as a lovely parting gift

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July 23, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Man, i'm so used to hearing about Luongo I didn't even realize he had put Crawford in there.

Oops.

No worries Danny. You're a die hard Leaf so a plea of insanity will be readily accepted.

July 23, 2013  09:21 AM ET

I can't say anything about Luongo choking in the playoffs. Not when the Pens have Fluery.

July 23, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I can't say anything about Luongo choking in the playoffs. Not when the Pens have Fluery.

LOL.


Let's Go Pens!!

July 23, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Where's Hank? He gets so excited when it's getting close to Limpic time I'm surprised he hasn't weighed in already.

July 23, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Mike Smith and Braden Holtby would make a nice duo .... provided Mike Smith has worked all the late season injury kinks out of his system.

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July 23, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Mike Smith and Braden Holtby would make a nice duo .... provided Mike Smith has worked all the late season injury kinks out of his system.

and provided he doesn't do his Paul Bunyan impressions

July 23, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Just still getting over last week's heat.

been brutal here too.
I played a gig (fundraiser...so I couldn't complain) Saturday in the blazing heat...went through 3 caps and 4 shirts....but all for a good cause

July 23, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Just still getting over last week's heat.

I don't envy you that. Of course, you could always move to God' Country.

July 23, 2013  09:42 AM ET

If goalie is their biggest question mark....does that make so and so (no names...I'll get deleted) their biggest period?

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July 23, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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I'm going to the Bahamas Thursday. Might as well be a part of Florida.

Go to Barbados and you could hang with Eugene. :-)

July 23, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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If goalie is their biggest question mark....does that make so and so (no names...I'll get deleted) their biggest period?

So who's their colon?

 
July 23, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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It finally cooled down here Saturday. Been pretty nice out, actually.

Then leave it out....

bada bum tish.

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