Canadian Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Breaking Down the Goaltenders

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Canadian Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Breaking Down the Goaltenders
Matt Slocum/Associated Press
Goaltending will be the key to Canada's success in Sochi.

Goaltending will be the biggest question mark for Canada entering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The role can be considered a strength or a weakness, depending on the day, and it will need to be top notch for Canada to have any chance at repeating a championship run.

With Roberto Luongo, Carey Price and Mike Smith holding down the crease for Hockey Canada, the powerhouse club should be in good hands. The real question comes down to who will carry the load and how will they fare early in the Games.

In all, Canada is perhaps the toughest team in the tournament in Sochi—at least on paper—and should be quite exciting to watch.

Here's a breakdown of the goaltenders on Canada's national team and how they will do in the competition.

 

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