Steve Yzerman has announced that he won’t return as the executive director of Team Canada for the next Olympics if the National Hockey League decides to send its players to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.
So, who should take his place?
That’s one of the topics of discussion on this week’s HI/O Show as former Canadien Chris Nilan and Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs join sports editor/host Stu Cowan.
Nilan and Stubbs pick different men for the Team Canada job and explain their reasons why. There’s also a discussion about the job coach Mike Babcock did with Team Canada in Sochi and Nilan talks about the main reason he believes NHL players might not go to Pyeongchang.
Other topics of discussion include whether the Canadiens should trade defenceman Andrei Markov, the team’s decision to call up Jarred Tinordi from the Hamilton Bulldogs instead of Nathan Beaulieu, next week’s road trip to the West Coast, and whether Habs fans should be worried about the Toronto Maple Leafs stealing a playoff spot from them.
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