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07:25 AM ET 08.28 | As Team Canada and Team USA camps gathered this week, Jamie Benn was in Texas, preparing for the upcoming season. He wasn't selected for Canada's Olympic orientation camp, the first step in selecting Canada's hockey roster for the 2014 games in Sochi. But he still has his eyes set on a roster spot, and he's focused on putting together a strong start to the season. "It gives you a little fire. I think I said that in the interview back home, I just want to kind of shove it in their face," Benn said. "It is what it is. I definitely want to be there. I'll just have to prove myself the first half of the year." Stars GMa Jim Nill said earlier this month that the team will name a captain prior to this season. Benn is considered a leading candidate, but didn't have much to say about his prospects.

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August 28, 2013  08:04 AM ET

First time I've heard of Stars Inside Edge.

With hard hitting stuff like this, I haven't missed much.

August 28, 2013  08:05 AM ET

No wonder... Stepneski.

August 28, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Benn But Don't Break

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August 28, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First time I've heard of Stars Inside Edge. With hard hitting stuff like this, I haven't missed much.

these pieces amaze me. really? A professional athlete is mad because he didn't get an invite to a (suppossedly) elite team?

August 28, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

these pieces amaze me. really? A professional athlete is mad because he didn't get an invite to a (suppossedly) elite team?

Granted we don't have the amazing Phil Kessel but we should be okay.

August 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Benn clearly motivated by snub

Benn there, done this (see Martin St. louis)

August 28, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

these pieces amaze me. really? A professional athlete is mad because he didn't get an invite to a (suppossedly) elite team?

Yeah... and I'm supposed to be stunned at the revelation.

I know who to follow down here and who not to. Stepneski isn't anywhere to be found on my Twitter "followed" list. He's nothing more than a shill on the Stars website.

August 28, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Benn clearly motivated by snub

Benn there, done this (see Martin St. louis)

It's odd Marty didn't make the short list.

August 28, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's odd Marty didn't make the short list.

(this amuses me because I could absolutely see myself doing this also)
A guy gets into a car accident, his car rams into the back of another. To his horror, a midget pops out of the front (hit) car and see the damage and is very angry...he bellows at the other driver:
"I am NOT happy"
"Oh really? which one are you then?

August 28, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Breaking Benn

August 28, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

(this amuses me because I could absolutely see myself doing this also)A guy gets into a car accident, his car rams into the back of another. To his horror, a midget pops out of the front (hit) car and see the damage and is very angry...he bellows at the other driver:"I am NOT happy" "Oh really? which one are you then?

It might be the same one I kicked in the **** last week. He was standing beside TGO in the supermarket and told her her hair smelled nice.

August 28, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Benn But Don't Break

I am not so sure he really has Benn snubbed !

August 28, 2013  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It might be the same one I kicked in the **** last week. He was standing beside TGO in the supermarket and told her her hair smelled nice.

LOL - Did he have zipper print on his nose ?

August 28, 2013  12:59 PM ET

All sorts of guys at the TC orientation camp that did nothing, or next to it, last half-season and/or p-offs - some that look to be almost 'uncoachable'. Also, there are a lot of youngstars they should rather be considering. You need the right mix.

August 28, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It might be the same one I kicked in the **** last week. He was standing beside TGO in the supermarket and told her her hair smelled nice.

Should have said out loud to him "Hey you gonna pay for that whole bag of cookies you ate" then left smiling.

August 28, 2013  01:12 PM ET

''I just want to kind of shove it in their face," Jamie said. Jamie Gunn yes, Benn NO.

August 28, 2013  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

''I just want to kind of shove it in their face," Jamie said. Jamie Gunn yes, Benn NO.

agreed.

 
August 28, 2013  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

All sorts of guys at the TC orientation camp that did nothing, or next to it, last half-season and/or p-offs - some that look to be almost 'uncoachable'. Also, there are a lot of youngstars they should rather be considering. You need the right mix.

And this kid has what season and a half under his belt, have some patience son.

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