Since 1998 – when National Hockey League players first took part in the Olympic Winter Games en masse – it has been a day every four years that Canada collectively stops to mull over some very important decisions.
On Tuesday morning, Canada’s National Men’s Team executive director Steve Yzerman let the country know what he and his coaching staff decided when the 25-man Olympic hockey roster was revealed.
Here is the team for Sochi 2014 to defend Canada’s Olympic title:
Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews
Doughty, Keith, Weber, Bergeron, Crosby, Getzlaf, Marleau, Perry and Toews were also on the 2010 gold medal winning team in Vancouver.