CALGARY -- Steve Yzerman won't do it, but the option is available to Canada's executive director.
The fact Yzerman could select at least 12 centers to be on Canada's Olympic team says all anybody needs to know about the depth the country has at the position.
"For other teams maybe it's wing or maybe it's [defensemen], but with us everyone seems to talk about center ice," Sidney Crosby told NHL.com. "But a lot of the guys have played different positions, and if they have to play wing they'll be comfortable there."
They'd better be, because that will be the case when Canada gets to Sochi, Russia, in February for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Yzerman told NHL.com on Tuesday he will not be taking 12 centers, but he all but guaranteed some natural centers will have to make the team as wings.