Flames-Canucks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:26:08 PST)
Facing the Vancouver Canucks may not be a boon to the Calgary Flames, who are riding their longest losing streak since setting a team record nearly three decades ago.
Top 10 shocking transactions of 2014 (Puck Daddy's Year in Review) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:06:00 PST)
(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.) Players come and go; it's part of the business of hockey. In 2014, the business just so happened to include many star-studded trades. Some of the reasons for the trades were pretty clear cut (i.e. get me the hell out of [location]), and others not so much. Now we look back at the famous faces that changed places. Enjoy! 10. June 29, 2014: Sam Gagner dealt twice in same day Remember that one time in 2012 when Sam Gagner had an eight point game for the Edmonton Oilers, and no one thought he'd leave the organization ever? Then he was signed to a four-year contract extension before the 2013-2014 season? Well that love-fest had run its course after just one season on the books. Gagner was initially dealt by the Oilers to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Teddy Purcell. It looked like a good fit for Gagner, but Lightning GM Steve Yzerman decided to flip Gagner (plus B.J. Crombeen) a mere 90-minutes later to Arizona for a 2015 sixth-round pick. Gagner barely had time to react to the news of the first first trade before learning of the other. 9. June 27, 2014: Ryan Kesler gets his wish - to leave Vancouver. Pretty much anyone who follows hockey saw this trade coming. We all knew Kesler wanted out of Vancouver, it was just a matter of when and to whom would the center go. After a couple false starts, it appeared the Blackhawks and the Ducks were the final two bidders with Anaheim coming out on top. In the other direction, the Ducks sent draft picks, marginal defenseman Luca Sbisa, and breakout player Nick Bonino. Kesler gives the Ducks the 'one-two punch' down the middle, and as the team is beset by injuries/mumps, he's filling in with needed offense adding 26 points in 34 games. 8. March 4, 2014: Anaheim trades Dustin Penner to Washington Capitals for 2014 fourth-round pick In the off-season, Dustin Penner signed an one-year, $2-million UFA contract in order to return to his former team, the Anaheim Ducks. Penner was reunited with besties Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, and thus stopping the revolving door of left wingers Anaheim attempted to play with the two. In 46 games with the Ducks, Penner had 32-points (13 goals, 19 assists). Not too shabby. That's why it was a shock to most that he was sent packing to Washington. Ducks GM Bob Murray said it was for 'cap room', Boudreau didn't seem to care too much for his effort, and Penner called the move 'cold'. As expected, the affable forward responded to the trade via Twitter in the way only Dustin Penner can: . @BarackObama hey i know this is last minute & I hate asking on such short notice but can I crash for a few days? I'm great with kids — Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 4, 2014 7. July 1, 2014: Dallas ropes Jason Spezza Like Kesler above, it was pretty clear that Jason Spezza wanted out of Ottawa. Part of the difficulties in trading Spezza was getting someone to take $7-million cap hit, and gamble on if he would re-sign with whatever team he landed on. In walks a Dallas franchise that was on an upswing after a surprisingly successful first full season of head coach Lindy Ruff, the leadership of GM Jim Nill, and the explosion of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Spezza came to Dallas, and just a month into the regular season, he signed a new deal with the Stars for four years, $30-million. 6. June 23, 2014: Scott Hartnell sent packing from Philadelphia to Columbus for R.J. Umberger Scott Hartnell was the quintessential Philadelphia Flyer. He was an annoying, repugnant, smart-ass who reveled in the bad boy persona of Broad St. Despite a lousy lockout shortened season, Hartnell earned himself a six year, $28.5-million contract extension. In the first year of the deal, he notched 52 points in 78 regular season games played. It wasn't enough to keep him on head coach Craig Berube's good side; at least, that's who Hartnell believed played a role in his trade . 5. March 5, 2014: Dean Lombardi steals Marian Gaborik from Columbus If the Blue Jackets haven't figured it out yet, let's help them out: stop trading with the Kings. When Columbus does deal with the devil Dean Lombardi, they always end up giving up a lot and receiving very little in return (Jeff Carter, anyone?). Columbus was aiming to get rid of the forward and they found the bidder in LA, who sent for Matt Frattin (who has since gone to Toronto) and draft picks the other direction. Gaborik ended up bolstering a sometimes stagnant Kings offense all the way to the team's second Cup. He was rewarded by LA in the off-season with a new seven year, $34.125-million contract. 4. June 27, 2014: James Neal traded to Nashville from Pittsburgh Even the winger himself admits he was 'blindsided' by the trade that sent him to Nashville in exchange for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. While in Pittsburgh, He was designated as Evgeni Malkin's wingman and the partnership was a success with Neal scoring 61-points in 59 regular season games. He looked to be one of several pieces to fall in the franchise's multiple changes after another disappointing run in the playoffs. His time with the Penguins was not without controversy and that likely played into why he was moved. As Wysh notes after the trade , "Neal was a divisive player, with multiple suspensions and some scuttlebutt about difficulties in the Penguins locker room." 3. March 4, 2014: Vancouver unloads most of Roberto Luongo's contract on Florida. Saddled with a gigantic contract that doesn't expire until 2022, it seemed highly unlikely that the Canucks were going to be able to find a suitor for the oft-maligned netminder (who had a no-trade clause). In walks the Florida Panthers, the team Luongo came from (and Todd Bertuzzi was sent the other way) in 2006. Bobby Lu maintained ties to the Florida area and was happy to go back. Vancouver retains $800,000 of Luongo's salary for the remaining life of the contract. 2. February 28, 2014: Ryan Miller comes to St. Louis from Buffalo Right when this trade happened, the hockey world started collectively assuming Miller was the missing piece that St. Louis had been looking for all along. Yeah...you know what the old saying is about 'assuming', right? In the regular season, Miller went 10-8-1 with a 2.47 goals-against and .903 save-percentage. Not terrible. The Blues expected Miller to come through in the playoffs, and well, he didn't. He won the first two games of the series and then proceeded to drop four straight against Chicago. All that remains in St. Louis from this trade is Steve Ott, who came over with Miller. Miller left in the off-season via free agency for Vancouver. 1. March 5, 2014: Martin St. Louis traded to Rangers for Ryan Callahan Prior to the trade, Martin St. Louis was considered to be a player with a sterling reputation; he stuck around Tampa Bay when he definitely could have gone elsewhere for more money. That's why it was so surprising to hear that he asked for a trade after being initially snubbed from the Canadian Olympic team , a roster that was overseen by his boss in Tampa, Steve Yzerman. The captain-for-captain swap appears to have benefited both teams. With St. Louis, the Rangers went all the way to the Stanley Cup final. Callahan enjoyed his time with the Bolts so much he signed a six-year, $34.8-million contract. - - - - - - - Jen Neale is a staff writer for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. 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O Canada: Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for the Great White North's seven NHL teams (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:41 PST)
It's that time of year: We offer one big gift to each of Canada's seven NHL teams, plus a few stocking stuffers for select players.
All-Mumps vs. All-Stars (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:00 PST)
Michael Finewax looks at the players who lead in All-Star voting and those who have the mumps and except for a lack of a goalie, the mumps are better.
Boston Bruins shooting for T.J. Oshie trade? (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:13 PST)
The salary cap molds and shapes the future plans of NHL teams. Such is the case for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues and, potentially, T.J. Oshie. Oshie is signed through 2017 at $4.175 million annually. He’s a well-liked player, meshes with David Backes and gives them an aggressive forechecker. And as we saw in Sochi, he's pretty OK in the shootout sometimes. But where would you rank him among the best Blues forwards? He’s currently seventh among them in scoring with 12 points in 24 games. He’s been eclipsed by Vladimir Taresenko, Jaden Schwartz and Jori Lehtera. He’s not as vital as Alex Steen or David Backes. He’s probably ahead of Patrick Berglund, but mostly because Berglund’s been a dud this season. About that salary cap: The Blues project to have well over $12 million in space next season, but with only 15 players under contract. Jake Allen needs a deal. Taresenko (hoo boy) needs a deal. Lehtera’s up in 2016 as a UFA. Schwartz is up in 2016 as well, as an RFA. The Blues have to look to the future, and Oshie might not be a part of it. So they’re listening to offers, and Elliotte Friedman says a lot of interest is trickling down from the Boston Bruins. On Brady and Walker on Friday morning , Friedman said the Bruins have “talked a lot” with the Blues. “They’ve been linked to T.J. Oshie, and the issue there is that he’s got more term,” he said. And that’s the trick for the Bruins: Their cap situation is even more precarious. They too have over $12 million in space for next season, but only 14 players under contract. Adam McQuaid (UFA), Torey Krug (RFA), Matt Bartkowski (UFA) and Dougie Hamilton (RFA) are all up; so is Reilly Smith (RFA). (Please recall this cap situation in 2015 was the reason they couldn’t give Jarome Iginla a 2-year deal.) One assumes any deal for Oshie would be salary for salary. Loui Eriksson, struggling to find his footing in Boston, is signed through 2016 and makes $4.25 million. One-for-one? But again, that term … would it be worth it for the Bruins for a player that, frankly, simply doesn’t generate enough points? Friedman said that “Boston’s looking around at a lot of things. I think they’re concerned about a lack of edge on that team.” Another name, that he terms a longshot? Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks, who would come cheaper than Oshie. He has a $1.75 million cap hit through 2016. And obviously, he plays with the edge they’re looking for. Zack Kassian, for whom Milan Lucic was a prototype, with Milan Lucic as a mentor? Or, given that Lucic goes UFA in 2016 … would this be a “Men In Black” training your replacement deal? (All salary info via Cap Geek) MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY
Stars-Flames Preview (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:21:24 PST)
The Calgary Flames are in danger of losing seven straight games in regulation for the first time in 15 seasons, but management still believes Bob Hartley is the right man to end that skid and guide the team for years to come.
Fantasy top 30 goalies: Panthers' Luongo underrated (NHL)
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:12:00 PST)
Every Thursday during the season, NHL.com's Evan Sporer will provide you with in-depth analysis of goaltenders. From updated weekly top-30 rankings to trending players and more, Sporer will be your go-to guy for advice on fantasy goalies all season long.
Senators loan Curtis Lazar to Team Canada for world juniors (Buzzing The Net)
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:57:14 PST)
Stars blank Canucks 2-0 behind Lehtonen's 27 saves (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:12:36 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
NHL Three Stars: Anderson, Lehtonen, Svedberg make goalie union proud (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:50:59 PST)
No. 1 Star: Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators Anderson posted his third shutout of the year and 29th of his career during a 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. He turned aside 34 shots to earn his second win in three starts. Kyle Turris scored early in the first period and put the game away with an empty-netter with one second left in the game. Anderson almost got in on the scoring himself with attempt at the empty net late in the game: No. 2 Star: Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars The Stars opened up a three-game western Canada road trip with a 2-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks. Colton Sceviour opened the scoring early in the second period and then Antoine Roussel turned off the lights with an empty-netter late in the third period. Lehtonen made 27 saves and recorded his second shutout of the season and 29th of his career. No. 3 Star: Niklas Svedberg, Boston Bruins Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime helped the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 and earn their first win in four games. Svedberg was excellent between the pipes, stopping 35 shots for his second win in three starts. Honorable Mention: According to the AP, Eriksson now has 29 points in 31 career games against the Wild … Via the NHL , only Alex Ovechkin (10) and Steven Stamkos (8) have more overtime goals since 2008-09 than Eriksson (7). Did You Know? Per Elias: Niklas Svedberg is the first goalie in @NHLBruins history to require OT in 4 of his first 5 career NHL wins (3 OT, 1 shootout). — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 18, 2014 Dishonorable Mention: New Jersey has dropped five in a row … The Devils failed on all five power play opportunities … Will Brett Sutter be hearing from the Department of Player Safety after this hit on Craig Cunningham? Finally, via CJZero , this is not how you Dougie (Hamilton): MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY :
Watch AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms score three goals in 21 seconds (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:27:17 PST)
Binghamton Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond had a short night on Wednesday against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. After facing three shots in the game's opening 36 seconds, he allowed three goals . If that wasn’t bad enough, the three goals came in a span of 21 seconds. Yes, three goals. Twenty-one seconds. Petr Straka, Jason Akeson and Andrew Gordon were the history makers. Said Gordon afterward, via the Phantoms' YouTube page : "I've never even done it in a videogame!" The rest of the period was dominated mostly by the Senators, who finished the first out-shooting the Phantoms 15-6, but remained off the scoreboard until late in the second period. The feat tied the AHL record for fastest three goals by one team, which was set by the Hershey Bears in 1962. The record for fastest three goals in an AHL game is 20 seconds, set by the Worcester IceCats and Springfield Falcons in 1997 . In case you were wondering, the NHL record for the fastest three goals by one team is held by the Boston Bruins, who set the mark in 20 seconds against the Vancouver Canucks in Feb. 1971. Lehigh Valley would hang on in the end for a 5-3 win. - - - - - - - Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Sean_Leahy MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY:
How NBC is selling Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins ‘Rivalry Night’ (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:38 PST)
Hospital visits canceled after mumps concern; Canada hoping for Lazar; Sharks watch 'Holiday Sweater' (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:23:19 PST)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.
Team Canada remains 'optimistic' about getting Lazar on loan (Buzzing The Net)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:17:58 PST)
Stars-Canucks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:28:11 PST)
Defensive lapses and sub-par goaltending have proved costly during the Vancouver Canucks' longest losing streak of the season.
Bishop 'day-to-day'; Ekblad embracing stardom; 'Metallica Night' in San Jose (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:19:17 PST)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Expect those guys at next @NHLFlyers games. Some of them are former Czech league soccer players. pic.twitter.com/nsaQsOxzv6 — Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) December 11, 2014 • It's the Traveling Voraceks! Meet your rivals, Traveling Jagrs . [ @jedli] • While the Tampa Bay Lightning are saying Ben Bishop’s injury isn’t serious and he's day-to-day, they’ve recalled Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse. [ Tampa Bay Times ] • Dallas Eakins is out in Edmonton, but the Edmonton Oilers shouldn’t stop there. [ Cotsonika ] • Taylor Hall on his name being in trade rumors : ”You hear things. Whether the rumours are true, you never really know (but) the best teams in the league don’t break up their core. They’re not trading guys because they’re winning so it’s on us to improve and do whatever we can to get respectability back this year.” [ Edmonton Journal ] • “He doesn’t play like an 18-year-old. He plays like he’s been in the league 18 years.” Aaron Ekblad is embracing stardom in his rookie season. [ Yahoo ] • Connor McDavid has been given the green light for contact during World Junior camp after breaking his hand last month in a fight. [ Yahoo ] • The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the Soviet side of the “Miracle on Ice” will air Sunday, Feb. 8. [ ESPN ] • What does shot location say about the current state of Winnipeg Jets centers? [ Arctic Ice Hockey ] • Where does Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula’s love for American football come? His dad, who coaches the game in Finland. [ Pioneer Press ] • Why did the NHL schedule only two outdoor games this season? Blame Philadelphia Flyers fans. [ Broad Street Hockey ] • The New Jersey Devils are not what they used to be. Blame terrible drafting for their lack of success. [ Bleacher Report ] • What’s the deal with the recent Vancouver Canucks’ struggles? [ PiTB ] • When the San Jose Sharks host the LA Kings on Jan. 21, it’ll double as “Metallica Night,” featuring the legendary rock band. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] • On giveaways, big takeaways and the Washington Capitals. [ Japers’ Rink ] • The logjam was so tight that trading Jeremy Morin was the right move by the Chicago Blackhawks. [ Second City Hockey ] • Some ways the Calgary Flames can smarty spend to the salary cap ceiling this season. [ Flames Nation ] • Finally, get to know Barry Trotz and his family:
Fantasy top 100 forwards: Seguin, Nash fit the bill (NHL)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 PST)
Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen will provide you with in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top 100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen will be your go-to guy for fantasy forward advice all season long.
Canucks stick with Horvat, leaving Lazar as the last NHL variable for Team Canada: Tuesday’s coast-to-coast (Buzzing The Net)
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:56:17 PST)
JVR is AOK on the pp (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:17:00 PST)
James van Riemsdyk led all scorers with three power play goals this past week. This and more in The Power Play Report.
What We Learned: Is Nashville a giant tease or playoff threat? (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:14:00 PST)
Dose: Stumped by Mumps (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:59:00 PST)
Monday's Dose wonders what fantasy owners can do about opaque mumps updates and runs down Sunday's action.
Showtime: Jake Virtanen brings his A game to Team Canada's selection camp (Yahoo Sports)
(Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:26:48 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks prospect impressed with six points in two weekend exhibition games.
Zuccarello leads Rangers past Canucks 5-1 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:53:34 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The New York Rangers knew exactly what to expect from the Vancouver Canucks and used it to their advantage.
Rangers-Oilers Preview (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:25:05 PST)
After pouring it on against one of the Western Conference's top teams, the New York Rangers have a prime opportunity to match their best winning streak of the season against the worst in the West.
NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:16:32 PST)
No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom’s natural hat trick powered the Caps over their former Southeast Division rival the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2. Backstrom scored twice in the second period and 2:17 into the third. Alex Ovechkin assisted on the last two tallies. No. 2 Star: Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks Niemi was only tested with 11 shots in the first two periods against the Nashville Predators, but he turned back 18 shots in the third to preserve a 1-goal lead before Joe Thornton’s empty netter sealed it, 2-0. No. 3 Star: T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues Oshie’s high shot at 1:03 of overtime gave the Blues a thrilling 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, overcoming 39 saves from Calvin Pickard and two Erik Johnson goals. Honorable Mention: Welcome back again, Mr. Vigneault. The New York Rangers got two goals from Mats Zuccarello in their 5-1 blowout of the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan McDonagh had a goal and was a plus-4. … Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza had a goal and an assist in the Dallas Stars’ 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. … Zach Parise scored on the power play to tie the game in the third and then he and Mikko Koivu scored in the shootout for a 4-3 Minnesota Wild win at the Arizona Coyotes. … Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and assisted on Nate Thompson’s shorthanded back-breaker in the Anaheim Ducks’ 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Frederik Anderson made 27 saves. … The Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a pair of Kris Letang goals and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout, 4-3. Cam Atkinson and Ryan Johansen had the goals. … Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds apart in the third period to power the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane scored his 14th in the loss, which snapped Chicago’s 8-game winning streak. … Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves Richard Panik had the eventually game-winner in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. … Nikita Zadorov had the game-winner in overtime and an assist in the Buffalo Sabres’ 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers. … Scott Laughton (his first NHL goal), Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1. … Mika Zibanejab and Bobby Ryan had the shootout goals in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Craig Cunningham scored his first career goal with the Bruins. Did You Know? Mike Babcock coached his 899th game. Dishonorable Mention: James Neal was hit with an embellishment call. … Luca Sbisa was a minus-4, while Kevin Bieksa was a minus-3. … Jaromir Jagr was a minus-3. … Cory Schneider was yanked after two periods, giving up four goals on 33 shots. … Jim Slater earned a rare delay of game penalty on a face-off violation. … Steven Downie had 29 penalty minutes. … Riley Sheahan was a minus-3. … Vincent Torcheck was a minus-3.
NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:49:48 PST)
(adds late game) Dec 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games. - - - Islanders 3, Blackhawks 2 The New York Islanders snapped Chicago's eight-game winning streak after a power-play goal by Lubomir Visnovsky in the third period gave them a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks. Islanders goalie Jaroslv Halak finished with 23 saves and Scott Darling had 38 for the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane scored his 14th goal of the season for the Blackhawks, who fell to 20-9-1. ...
Canada's once wounded hope to shake off rust in world junior camp (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:01 PST)
Jake Virtanen and Samuel Morin are among a number of selection camp invites recovering from injury.
Rangers-Canucks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:14:10 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks appeared to hit the wall at the end of their just-completed seven-game road trip. Though they're finally back home and rested, meetings with the New York Rangers haven't gone very well in the past few years.
Jhonas is a Bonus (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:43:00 PST)
Michael Finewax says that Jhonas Enroth has been red-hot of late and some lucky owners who picked him up three weeks ago are reaping the benefits.
Wanted: World-class players committed to ending the medal drought for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:34:02 PST)
Coach Benoit Groulx wants players who can do it all in Canada's bid to win its first gold medal since 2009 - and first medal since 2012.