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Postby lw789 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:30 am

Canadas mens hockey team is still six days away from their opening match against Norway and with the NHLs pre-Olympic schedule winding down, the talk and the focus of those chosen to don the Maple Leaf has shifted to how well the 25 players selected for Sochi will come together. The latest to be added into that mix, of course, is 38-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis. The scoring winger was an easy choice to replace his linemate Steven Stamkos on the roster, according to Canadas head coach. "We didnt have to vote at all; everyone just thought St. Louis was the guy," Mike Babcock told TSN on Friday. "Prior to that, we all voted and if you got consensus you were in and if you didnt get consensus you werent." St. Louis may have been a unanimous choice, according to Babcock, but that had nothing to do with Canadian general manager Steve Yzerman also being the Lightning GM. "It would have been easy for Steve to say Martys on the team [because] I said hes on the team but that to me is not how you manage," Babcock said Friday. "You just do the best thing and I think we have an opportunity and thats all you can ask for." St. Louis has upped his game since being left off the initial 25-man roster on Jan. 7, netting 17 points in 15 games including a two-goal game the night after the announcement and a four-goal game in San Jose on Jan. 18. Babcock understands St. Louis being frustrated with the initial decision, but believes he will now shift his mentality to help Canada in its quest for gold. "I think everyones allowed to be bitter, but I think you get up and get on with it. You know what I mean? Thats life," Babcock said. "If you go through his career, hes been called out lots of times for the fact that oh youre too small, youre too this and hes just been determined. Thats all over with that stuff. Youre on the team – now youve got to find a way to be part of it." St. Louis career is one that has been marked by determination, including being cut adrift by the Calgary Flames after the 1999-2000 season, finding success with the likes of Vincent LeCavalier and Brad Richards and winning a Stanley Cup with the Lightning. He survived a rebuild that saw the Bolts miss the playoffs in five of the last six years and then re-emerged as a scoring threat alongside the younger Stamkos. As for whether hell get a chance to play or is merely along for the ride as the 13th or 14th forward on the team, Babcock believes St. Louis has to be ready for any eventuality. "Be a good pro, be a real good teammate and battle your butt off in a competitive environment to get as much as you can to help the team and its not going to be about any one player." Babcock addressed another positional battle on Friday, too, speaking out about the recent struggles of Vancouver Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo. Chosen alongside fellow goalies Carey Price and Mike Smith to represent Canada, Luongo has lost four straight games, posting a sub-.900 save percentage over those starts. However, Babcock expressed a confidence in Luongo that suggests the 34-year-old will be given a chance at very least to compete for the lions share of crease time in Sochi. "Im not concerned," Babcock said of the man who back-stopped Canada to gold in Vancouver. "I just think hes a really good goalie. Ive been with him a number of times and hes always found a way to deliver. So Im not concerned, no." Tom Waddle Jersey .S. Olympic hockey management team have been making what he called "ghost rosters" since August. Christian Jones Jersey . The 33-year-old defender has spent his entire career at Chelsea, scoring 57 goals in 621 appearances. 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The flashy third baseman, whose streak is tied for the third-longest in Rockies history, also made an eye-catching stop of Chris Youngs sharply hit grounder down the line in the eighth, finishing the play with an off-balance throw across the diamond. De La Rosa (3-3) allowed three runs and eight hits, including a two-run homer by Curtis Granderson in the sixth. The left-hander struck out four and walked three in winning his third straight since an 0-3 start. Zack Wheeler (1-3) allowed seven runs in four innings. It was both the shortest start of his big league career and the most runs hes allowed in an outing. Wheeler was in trouble from the outset, despite being staked to a 1-0 lead in the first. The Rockies got to him for four runs in the bottom half to move in front. The first five Colorado batters all reached via a hit or walk, with Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario producing RBI singles and Justin Morneau hitting a run-scoring double. Corey Dickerson drove in the fourth run with a sacrifice fly. Colorado pushed its lead to 6-1 on Tulowitzkis two-run single in the secondd and made it 7-1 in the fourth on Blackmons RBI groundout.dddddddddddd Juan Lagares doubled to open the game, went to third on a single by Daniel Murphy and scored when a wild pitch by De La Rosa got past Rosario. NOTES: Commissioner Bud Selig, who announced this would be his final season as baseballs chief executive, attended the game as part of his farewell tour of major league parks. He was warmly received by the crowd when he was introduced over the public address system between innings. ... Lagares extended his hitting streak to 11 games, one shy of his career high. ... Before the game, the Rockies placed INF Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list because of a viral infection and recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... 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