Steve Yzerman has trouble explaining why he left Marty St. Louis off Team Canada. The Lightning general manager had the final say in who made the Canadian Olympic hockey team -- and he left his own NHL captain off the roster.
"We all have an opinion," he said. "Every one of us in Canada has an opinion on who should be on this team... nobody's wrong."
Yzerman says creating this roster was a difficult process.
"I'm hopeful we can get through this and continue. He is a guy who I want to finish his career [in Tampa Bay] and I'm hopeful that somehow we can be fortunate enough to win a Stanley Cup. There's not much I can say. I can't apologize. We've got to make these decisions."
Marty St. Louis expressed his disappointment to reporters over being left off the Olympic team after he scored two goals in the Bolts' win at Winnipeg.
"You guys can't imagine how I feel...obviously I'm extremely disappointed and I'll just leave it at that."
If Steven Stamkos is not fully recovered from his broken leg, that would open up another spot on the Team Canada roster. Marty St. Louis still has that slim chance to play for a gold medal with Canada.
The hockey games start February 8.
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