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As Marty St. Louis watches, Canada searches for a wing

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February

I have to admit, I have not watched a lot of the Olympic hockey tournament. Even as the United States beat Canada, I saw only a few minutes here and there while listening to The Resentments play at an Austin, Texas, bar. A little added fun there was that the guy playing slide guitar was from Canada. Sitting in the Austin airport, now, reading a New York Times story about how ordinary Sidney Crosby has looked for Canada. The story says his Canada linemates Rick Nash and Mike Richards have not helped with poor play. The writer says that coach Mike Babcock is "casting about" for a wing. I know you know where this is going. Canada is looking for a wing while Lightning star Marty St. Louis watches on TV. What a shame, for Canada and Marty. As we have written before, he deserves to be there. Canada made a mistake excluding him. His skill, passion, desire and experience would be invaluable. Having said that, the Lightning has to feel good its leader got some time to rest for a playoff run. But if Canada continues to stumble, and if the team cannot find a wing to play with Crosby, the decision to leave off St. Louis will look even worse. By the way, it's snowing in Austin.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:15am]

    

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