The phone rang for Brent Seabrook like it had for so many potential Team Canada hockey players on Tuesday morning.
Nikolai Khabibulin has missed nearly two months with a groin injury. But it’s another ailment, and the surgery on it, which will sideline him for longer.
The calm, cool quotes Patrick Sharp gave about his Team Canada chances these last few weeks belied what he really felt inside: he wanted to make this team so bad he could taste it.
Niklas Hjalmarsson said earlier this season that the chance to make Team Sweden was extra motivation entering 2013-14.