The management, coaches and 46 players from Team Canada traveled to Calgary Sunday to begin a three day orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Before the camp started Monday, Steve Yzerman and his management team, Mike Babcock and his coaching staff and some of the players spoke to the media.
“The reality is these are hard tournaments to win,” said Yzerman. “We are playing against other countries who believe they’re as good as we are. And they’re starting to prove that.”
Due to the high cost of insurance and injury risk, they will not skate this week. Instead, the camp will give the players time to bond before they potentially become teammates. It will also allow the management and coaches a chance to speak to the players about the direction they want the team to go.
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