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Detroit Red Wings’ Players, Coaches Dot Olympic Camp Rosters

July 24th, 2013 at 10:12 PM
By Frank Vajcner

'Detroit Red Wings bench' photo (c) 2010, Anna Enriquez - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

There's a good chance the Detroit Red Wings will be well represented at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Head coach Mike Babcock will return to coach Team Canada after leading them to the gold medal at the 2010 games. Babcock will be joined by St. Louis 'coach Ken Hitchcock, Boston Bruins' coach Claude Julien, and Dallas Stars' coach Lindy Ruff.

Hockey Canada also announced their Olympic camp invites. No Red Wings were among those invited, but former Wing Steve Yzerman will be Team Canada's general manager.

Jimmy Howard, Justin Abdelkader, and Danny DeKeyser were the three Red Wings invited to take part in Team USA's Olympic Camp

Sweden will have the most representation from the Wings, as Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Gustav Nyquist, Niklas Kronwall, and Jonathan Ericsson. However, their roster did not include new Red Wing Daniel Alfredsson.

Pavel Datsyuk, not surprisingly, was invited to Russia's Olympic Camp.

Tags: Daniel Alfredsson, Danny DeKeyser, Detroit, Detroit Red Wings, Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Hockey, Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen, Jonathan Ericsson, Justin Abdelkader, Mike Babcock, NHL, Niklas Kronwall, Steve Yzerman

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