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Yzerman not willing to expand Team Canada’s roster at Worlds

May 11, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

Steve Yzerman AP

Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman is feeling confident about his squad at the World Championships. He’s feeling so good about them he doesn’t see the need to add anyone else to the roster as Donna Spencer of The Canadian Press reports.

“At 12 and eight, we really have no plans of adding a forward,” Hockey Canada’s executive director of the national men’s team said at the Globe Arena. “If we got an injury, maybe add a forward, but we’re comfortable with the group we have.”

Rosters can have 22 skaters and three goalies. As it is now, Canada has 20 skaters now with the addition of Vancouver’s Dan Hamhuis and two goalies so there’s room to bring in help if needed.

What’s curious about this is now Team Canada could add P.K. Subban to the roster if they wanted (and he was willing to go). Who wouldn’t want to add a Norris Trophy finalist?

  1. jpelle82 - May 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    why would you want pk subban? so he could come in there and infect the locker room or do you take the chance he gets thrown out of the tournament for a slew foot? they are fine without him…it is team canada

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 11, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Crosby will be available in about 3 days !

      • handsofsweed - May 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        Nah. Ottawa has an appointment scheduled with El Sid next week.

        (Just jabbin with you. We got some serious work to do in a couple of hours, no doubt.)

  2. kingsfan68 - May 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    penguins in 6

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Wow great prediction then after tonight you can predict penguins in 7

      • cityofthechamps - May 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        The Price is wrong Flylanders!!!!!! whats next the Flynators?? Have fun sitting on your couch rooting for the wrong team, or watching baseball. Both are boring and have no meaning to life.

  3. csilojohnson - May 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Because its PK….

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