By Michael Russo
Calm down, just for Canada’s Olympic camp Aug. 24-27.
He wasn’t traded or anything
The Wild’s Brent Burns is one of 16 Canadian defensemen who will be vying for a spot on Canada’s Olympic roster.
Here’s the note I wrote the other day in Montreal after my interview with Steve Yzerman, Canada’s Executive Director.
Wild defenseman Brent Burns, 24, is still a possibility to play for Canada in the Olympics despite a ruined season last year because of a concussion, shoulder injury and playing forward.
At the 2008 World Championships, Burns was selected best defenseman.
“I know it was a trying year for him,” Yzerman said. “But it certainly hasn’t hurt him. I don’t think any less of him as a player. I’m hopeful he gets off to a very good start – his size, his speed, his offensive ability and his competitiveness make him a guy that’s very intriguing for us.”
Excited by Yzerman’s comments, Burns joked, “Makes me want to workout again.”
As for Marty Havlat, here’s a couple other goals from YouTube:
Yeah, if healthy, he’s good.
Think he fights Boogey for No. 24? Boogey should sell it for a quarter of Havlat’s signing bonus…