07:25 AM ET 07.24 | The extra square footage may not seem like all that much, but the international sheet of ice, on which the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be played, will again test team-builders in countries more used to the NHL surface area. The large ice surface is different, despite those who will argue endlessly that it is not. The game itself is different. Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot, perhaps a surprise name among the 47 called to camp, told the Ottawa Citizen Tuesday that he doubts he would have merited consideration had it not been for his play the past couple of years in the world championship. "I think I turned a lot of heads," Methot said. "I think a big reason is because of how I played on the big surface. A lot of it is about skating, and having my skating ability mixed in with the defensive game surely helped."