Team Canada news and Notes
Is there more pressure on any athlete in the Olympics than Sidney Crosby?
The pressure for Team Canada to capture the Gold medal is enormous and Canada opens up the tournament against Norway Tuesday afternoon.
Sidney Crosby who went through his first practice this evening, skated on a line with Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.
Nash who played with Crosby during the entire Team Canada orientation camp is not a surprise and neither is Patrice Bergeron due to Crosby and Bergeron having excellent chemistry during the world championships but that the nearly four years ago.
It remains to be seen if Bergeron is the best fit alongside Crosby. Canada has a group of dynamic right wingers including Dany Heatley, Jarome Iginla and Corey Perry.
Jarome Iginla who saw extensive time with Crosby during Canada’s orientation camp, will likely also get a look alongside Crosby at some point during the tournament.
Rest of Canada’s lines in practice today were Patrick Marleau- Joe Thornton- Dany Heatley; Eric Staal-Ryan Getzlaf- Corey Perry and Brenden Morrow-Jonathan Toews-Jarome Iginla with Mike Richards the extra forward.
It is not clear when Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury will see any action. Robert Luongo will start against Norway on Tuesday and Martin Brodeur will start on Thursday, Team Canada announced.