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Team Canada undecided on Stamkos

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07:33 AM ET 11.12 | Simply, there is no replacing Steven Stamkos in the Tampa Bay lineup, but his presence would also be missed in this Olympic year. The head of Hockey Canada, Bob Nicholson, said he's not sure how Team Canada will handle [Stamkos'] injury, although it's not beyond the realm of possibility they could include Stamkos when the Canadian Olympic team is announced in late December even if he's not healed. "You know what, it's too early even to talk about that. There is an injury clause in the agreement. But whether he's one month, two months, three months, we'll see what happens in the next 48 hours and start to discuss that," Nicholson said [Monday]. ... [Could] name an injured player and then make a switch if he's not healthy enough to play in the tournament early in the New Year? Nicholson wasn't sure.

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November 12, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Do You Have A Choice, Bros?

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November 12, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Somebody needs to teach the Boston EMS squad at that game how to handle a suspected broken leg. The way they were lift and moving his leg around made me cringe.

November 12, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Somebody needs to teach the Boston EMS squad at that game how to handle a suspected broken leg. The way they were lift and moving his leg around made me cringe.

Could be worse...


November 12, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Get well soon, Steven

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November 12, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Bad break.

November 12, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Get well soon, Steven

+1

November 12, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Too bad for hockey fans everywhere. One of the few bright spots in the game today. And a good canadian kid to boot.

November 12, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Too bad for hockey fans everywhere. One of the few bright spots in the game today. And a good canadian kid to boot.

indeed....a good kid, a great player, and NOT a whiner

November 12, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's too bad, because I think most of us *Canadians* were really looking forward to seeing what kinda combo him and Sid woulda been.

Fixed.

November 12, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Too bad for hockey fans everywhere. One of the few bright spots in the game today. And a good canadian kid to boot.

Huge loss for the Lightning, the NHL and Team Canada.

November 12, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Somebody needs to teach the Boston EMS squad at that game how to handle a suspected broken leg. The way they were lift and moving his leg around made me cringe.

I saw that too. They looked like they had just taken their first First Aid class and were practicing on a dummy.

November 12, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Huge loss for the Lightning, the NHL and Team Canada.

indeed...sad....

November 12, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Could be worse...

That hit would have made Matt Cooke proud.

November 12, 2013  09:26 AM ET

such a sad day for canadian hockey. well...he's not the only guy that will miss olympics because of injury, he's just the first noteworthy player.

November 12, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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That hit would have made Matt Cooke proud.

I didn't think it was THAT bad, was it. I was just a bit shocked when I saw his leg hit the iron and break...almost Joe Theisman 2.0
except this guy is talented and likeable

November 12, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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I didn't think it was THAT bad, was it. I was just a bit shocked when I saw his leg hit the iron and break...almost Joe Theisman 2.0except this guy is talented and likeable

Agreed. Had it not been for hitting the post, it would have been along the lines of interference

 

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