Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/14/05 at 07:04 PM ET
The preparation for defending the men's Olympic hockey title begins Monday when Team Canada hopefuls hit the ice at GM Place (8 p.m. ET) to open a five-day orientation camp. There was a time when it appeared this camp would never happen because NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wasn't in favour of taking a two-week break in the 2005-06 schedule after losing all of 2004-05 to the lockout. But NHL Players' Association executive director Ted Saskin pushed hard for Olympic participation to be included in the new collective bargaining agreement, meaning NHLers will take in their third Games.
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