Yzerman on the Fan

Steve Yzerman was just on Hockeycentral at noon and made two interesting statements regarding the Olympic team. Regarding Ryan Smyth he said, ” smyth’s injury has no bearing on whether we will pick him”. He also went on to say that he understands it is not a lingering issue for Smyth. This has to mean good things for Captain Canada.

When asked about how much he puts into how players are doing this year, Yzerman also noted that they take heavy notice in players have done in the past for Canada and in the playoffs, as well as looking at this season. When I made my picks, I had Smyth over Marleau; these statements have to give some volume to those thoughts. I also had Steven Stamkos on the team, but that was more a product of all of the hype around him. I still think he could have an edge over Jonathan Toews though.

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