"All of our players, at somewhere along the line, they've been told 'No, '" head coach Willie Desjardins said.
And as unlikely as that might seem given the 25-man roster of European-based players Hockey Canada unveiled Thursday, Desjardins believes his crew will be armed with a work ethic capable of conquering all obstacles.
Because the National Hockey League is withholding its players from competing at the Games, Canada's most famous players such as Sidney Crosby and Carey Price aren't making the trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. The players were culled from seven different leagues across North America and Europe and include eight who have played in the world championship. As well, two members of the coaching staff and one of the management team once played or coached the Canucks.
"Oh, I think no matter what, whenever you put the jersey on and represent your country, it doesn't matter if it's exhibition or global play or the Olympics, you're always making sure that you're giving 100 percent", Schuler said. Still, expectations are Canada will bring home its third straight Olympic gold medal and 14th men's title.
The bulk of the National Hockey League experience comes from a half-dozen forwards with some familiar names.
The Canadian women have won four consecutive gold medals, including at the 2014 Sochi Games, when they defeated the United States in an epic overtime thriller.
Andrew Ebbett, who appeared in 10 games with the Blackhawks during their Stanley Cup winning 2009-10 season, also made the squad, as did former Blackhawks farmhand Rob Klinkhammer, who appeared in one game for the team. He has been with EHC München the last three seasons after playing for six American Hockey League teams from 2007-08 through 2014-15.
Genoway earned All-American honors twice, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four as a senior. "He hit everybody. He just wanted to make this team".
Most recently the Canadian team has played at the Sochi Cup, Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov in St. Petersburg, Karjala Cup, Channel One Cup in Russian Federation, and Spengler Cup in Switzerland.
US captain Brian Gionta is the only member of the team with Olympic experience, scoring four goals at the Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006.
Canada's training camp starts January 28 in Latvia, with exhibition games in Riga on February 4 against Latvia and February 6 against Belarus. "I think it's a challenge but we will represent Canada (well)".
He teased the upcoming change by saying one of the goals is "making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent". Last week, Zuckerberg said his resolution for 2018 was to "fix" the social network he co-founded.
Pettine's scheme, like Ryan's, is rooted in a 3-4 system that relies heavily on press man cornerbacks and myriad blitzes. The expectation is that the Green Bay Packers will hire the former Browns head coach to serve as defensive coordinator.
This season, Pietrangelo has collected 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and a plus-15 rating through 41 games. Burns had a combined 151 points the last two seasons, including 76 last season, a team record for a defenseman.
SpaceX says its rocket did the job Sunday, even as rumors swirl that the satellite on board was lost shortly after launch. On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years.
While she was being processed, officers discovered she had a blank prescription form from a doctor's office. In 2006, Fields pleaded guilty to carrying an unauthorized concealed weapon and served a year of probation.
Sanders likely will face questions about President Donald Trump's views on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The White House issued a response to the Post's report that does not explicitly deny the quote.
At least two-thirds of those who try cigarettes go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporarily, research suggests. Most of the people who are now addicted to smoking are the ones who started off with "what harm could one cigarette do".
Rhodes said in his memo that he'll be in Washington later this week to begin the process of finding Dickerson's replacement there. John said, "On the campaign trail I've collected complements about CBS This Morning's commitment to the news for years now.
The Insight's battery pack is located under the rear seats, allowing a full-size boot and 60/40 split folding. Honda Canada expects the Insight to consume an average of 4.7 L/100 km based on NRCan test procedures.
These states generally have good transportation infrastructure, business-friendly regulators and anti-union politicians. Many automakers have announced expansions of facilities or new jobs but no other new US auto plants have been announced.
It's been a busy time for the hospital with all of the people stopping by the emergency room with flu like symptoms. We also reached out to the health departments in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain and Warren counties.
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