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