Tonight, teammates for Team Canada will be opponents tonight as the Vancouver Canucks head to Montreal to take on the Montreal Canadiens.
Roberto Luongo and Carey Price will go head to head days before they will be teammates. The question that is still hanging around is who will be the starter for Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Price seems to have the edge right with the way the Habs are performing right now. However, Luongo has the experience of being with Team Canada in 2010. These two are very close. If it was not against common sense, I’d say the winner of tonight’s game gets the starting role for Canada.
It appears that both goaltenders will get a chance to play in the preliminary rounds. The bad thing is that the first two teams Canada will play will be Norway and Austria. I’m not afraid to say that’s not the best of competition. If both goaltenders shutout the other team, how will they know who is the goalie to play in their third game, against a much better team in Finland?
Price is not letting it get to him while still playing for the Canadiens and the Canadians.
“It’s not something I’m thinking about and the game tomorrow won’t have any bearing on what happens in Sochi,” Price said Wednesday after the Canadiens held an upbeat practice in Brossard. “I’m concentrating on these last two games and I’ll start thinking about Sochi when I get there.”
A good view, but the better he plays in those two games, the better his chances are of being the starter for Team Canada. A win tonight would definitely need to help.