NHL Olympic Canadian Corner – February 12, 2014

Latest on Carey Price, Roberto Luongo and P.K. Subban, plus an update on the construction of the Oilers’ new arena.

Carey Price (L) will start in Canada's opening game. Roberto Luongo starts in their second game.

Carey Price (L) will start in Canada’s opening game. Roberto Luongo starts in their second game.

SPORTSNET: Carey Price will get the start in goal for Team Canada’s opening game against Norway. Roberto Luongo will start their second game, which is against Austria.

POSTMEDIA.COM: Nick Olynyk, Price’s former junior hockey backup, has some advice for Luongo on how to handle being Price’s backup at the Olympics.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Most observers assume Price will be Canada’s starter for most of this tournament. Luongo’s experience in Olympic competition could give him a mental edge over his younger rival.

CBC.CA: Tim Wharnsby reports reigning Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban could end up as Canada’s seventh defenseman in this tournament.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The concern is over Subban’s defensive play. On the big ice, however, his speed and offensive skills could prove invaluable. It’ll be interesting to see how his playing time unfolds in this tournament.

EDMONTON SUN: The construction of the Oilers’ new arena in downtown Edmonton is set to begin in March.


  1. PK has to be on the pp.

  2. I don’t think there is concern over his defensive play so much as the sheer number of minor penalties he takes. PK is a solid defensive player and has the numbers to prove it, he just needs to work his outbursts and being a more disciplined player. I think this tournament will do wonders for him as a player though!

  3. he wasn’t very busy but Price did make a key error puckhandling during a penalty and blew a chance at an easy shutout (Norway ended the 2nd period with just 2 shots despite having 2 powerplays). team Norway was having trouble even making line changes during the 2nd period as the Canadians kept them hemmed in on their side of center for most of the period.