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07:12 AM ET 12.29 | Why Jamie Benn will be on Canada's Olympic team. His coach is Lindy Ruff. Ruff is one of Mike Babcock's assistants with Team Canada. All Ruff has to explain is what he sees every night with Benn.

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December 29, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Couldn't the same be said for Lucic and Claude then... stupid supposition- but given the source...

December 29, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Smells like Steve Simmons.

December 29, 2013  10:51 AM ET

Patrick Sharp...

December 29, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Best player on the team.

December 29, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Smells like Steve Simmons.

So...whiskey and three day old shirts.

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December 29, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Best player on the team.

Did he find his scoring touch yet? The last time I saw him, he couldn't hit the wide side of the rink.

December 29, 2013  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Smells like Steve Simmons.

Could be worse. Could smell like Richard Simmons.

December 29, 2013  01:57 PM ET

Yup, J. Benn, Lucic, and Chris Stewart should be there, to join Getzlaf, Perry, Couture, Toews, Sharp, Carter, Bergeron, St. Louis, Crosby, and E. Staal - fill it out by taking two of Duchene (a likelier Yz pick than Benn or Stewart), Giroux (also a likelier Yz pick than Looch), Spezza, Burns, Penner, ?Tavares, ?Stamkos (both ? are locks if they're healthy enough) - Thornton, Marleau and Hall are definitely Yz probables, over Staal, Bergeron or St Louis (I'd take St. Louis over Hall, forever). The first 13 up there would be my picks plus Tavares and Stamkos if they can go - if they can't, first alt - Duchene, 2nd - Burns. The defence is really easy: Seabrook ~ Keith, Doughty ~ Vlasic, Weber~ Subban, also Muzzin and Methot. Bouwmeister, then Pietrangelo, as injury replacements. Goal - Price, Smith - Bernier, if Crawford, and Luongo aren't healthy - anyone else goes down, and Brodeur is back in the mix, ahead of Reimer and Giguere.

December 29, 2013  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yup, J. Benn, Lucic, and Chris Stewart should be there, to join Getzlaf, Perry, Couture, Toews, Sharp, Carter, Bergeron, St. Louis, Crosby, and E. Staal - fill it out by taking two of Duchene (a likelier Yz pick than Benn or Stewart), Giroux (also a likelier Yz pick than Looch), Spezza, Burns, Penner, ?Tavares, ?Stamkos (both ? are locks if they're healthy enough) - Thornton, Marleau and Hall are definitely Yz probables, over Staal, Bergeron or St Louis (I'd take St. Louis over Hall, forever). The first 13 up there would be my picks plus Tavares and Stamkos if they can go - if they can't, first alt - Duchene, 2nd - Burns. The defence is really easy: Seabrook ~ Keith, Doughty ~ Vlasic, Weber~ Subban, also Muzzin and Methot. Bouwmeister, then Pietrangelo, as injury replacements. Goal - Price, Smith - Bernier, if Crawford, and Luongo aren't healthy - anyone else goes down, and Brodeur is back in the mix, ahead of Reimer and Giguere.

You really think it'll make a difference who they pick? I mean, after watching the Czechs taking Canada's "can't miss" Juniors to school yesterday ... I'm not quite as sure as my Canadian friends are. Good luck, though.

 
December 29, 2013  10:18 PM ET

Already picked TC fifth or worse. No, no medals, so trite... no, no medals, that night.

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