Hockey

Monday Oct. 7, 2013 12:05

Hockey: Team Canada men's goalie candidates

There's no doubt that goaltending is a concern for Canadian hockey fans. But with these guys to choose from, stopping the puck shouldn't be a problem.

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    Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes has his eye on the Canadian Olympic team and has impressed Team Canada's management. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

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    Will Roberto Luongo return as Canada's No. 1 goalie for Sochi? Or will Carey Price snag the role? (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

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    Carey Price may take the torch from Roberto Luongo as Canada looks to defend its Olympic hockey gold.

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    After a stellar rookie playoff run, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals cooled off a bit last season. The former Saskatoon Blade could be a good fit as a back-up goalie in Sochi to build experience. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

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    If Marc-Andre Fleury is going to crack Team Canada's roster, he's going to have to improve his play in pressure situations. The Pittsburgh Penguins netminder had a poor performance in the 2013 playoffs. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) 

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    Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes has won a Stanley Cup but never made an Olympic team. He has represented Canada at the world championships before and could be an outside shot to make the team for Sochi. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

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    Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks is the only Canadian goalie to hoist the Stanley Cup in the past four seasons. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

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    Future hall-of-famer Martin Brodeur helped break Canada's gold medal drought as the starter for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He backed up Roberto Luongo in 2010, but don't count out the veteran New Jersey Devils netminder for Sochi. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

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