Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Crawford, Howard among players on Olympic bubble

Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 5:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Crawford, Howard among players on Olympic bubble

DETROIT - When the NHL season begins, a lot of players will begin tryouts of sorts for their Olympic teams.

Sidney Crosby, of course, is a lock to play for the defending gold medal-winning Canadians. Likewise, Patrick Kane has a spot secured after helping the U.S. win silver in 2010.

But for players in the league such as Corey Crawford and Jimmy Howard, they're not only playing for the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.

The goaltenders are also vying for the honour of being between the pipes at the Sochi Games in less than five months.

Crawford insists he's not thinking about it earning a spot on Canada's team right now. Howard acknowledges auditioning for a chance to play for the Americans will be in the back of his mind.

Quote of the Day

It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going.

— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks