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Cost too risky for Olympic orientation camps?

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:49 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

Officials from both Hockey Canada and USA Hockey insist the risk of injury is minimal. And players aren't likely to be putting their countrymen through the boards. But it is disingenuous to suggest these players aren't coming to these camps wanting badly to make an impression. No one will be excluded from their national team roster because they missed a check in Calgary or in Chicago, but coaches and managers are looking for early signs from players that they are Olympic-worthy; signs that may ...

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