Orientation Camp: Team Canada Hints at Line Combinations
No on-ice drills or practices have taken place as of yet for Team Canada, but at Orientation Camp this morning the media was given a glimpse at what certain forward lines might look like.
For Oilers fans curious as to where their favourite player is slotted, see the lines below.
Eric Staal – Jonathan Toews – Rick Nash
Andrew Ladd – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Logan Couture – John Tavares – Steven Stamkos
Mike Richards – Jeff Carter – Martin St. Louis
Marc Staal – Drew Doughty
Dion Phaneuf – Brent Seabrook
Jay Bouwmeester – P.K. Subban
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Patrick Sharp
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron –Jordan Eberle
Milan Lucic – Matt Duchene – James Neal
Taylor Hall – Jordan Staal – Dylan Walchuk (U. of Calgary player filling in for Joe Thornton)
Duncan Keith - Shea Weber
Kris Letang – Marc Methot
Dan Boyle – Marc-Edourd Vlasic
Karl Alzner – Mike Green
These combinations are pretty much meaningless at this point in time but it gives an inside look at the minds of Mike Babcock and his associate coaches as they begin to piece together Team Canada for Sochi.