We all know invitations have gone out for the 2010 Olympics orientation camps. Lists of the invited players have been released, and it is making it seemingly hard to choose which team I’m going to root for. At first, I was going for Team Russia. I like the Russian style of play, and regard the Russian hockey players as some of the best, but looking at the list of 46 players invited to the Team Canada camp, things are going to be difficult.
With the likes of Cam Ward, Marc-Andre Fleury, Martin Brodeur, Mike Green, Brent Seabrook, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Martin St-Louis, Eric Staal, and Jordan Staal, among many others, on the list for the potential team, it will be hard for me to choose between Canada and Russia.
Especially with the likes of Ovie, Sasha, Geni, Feds, Nikita Filatov, and Pavel Datsyuk being potentially on Team Russia.
And don’t even get me started on Team USA with my precious little Kaner, but the chances of meeting rooting for my home country are slim, and since John Tortorella is slated to help on the coaching staff, those chances are slimmer.
So, the decision is between Russia and Canada. When rosters are finalized, I’ll let you know. I may have to cave and root for both…