Jamie Benn has golden opportunity

Take notice: Stars winger turning Olympic camp snub into source of motivation

Updated: December 13, 2013, 3:37 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Whether it's an Olympic camp snub or having the "C" sewn on his uniform, Jamie Benn is playing the best hockey of his career.

And Team Canada is noticing.

He's not a lock by any measure, but with less than a month before Steve Yzerman and the rest of the Canadian Olympic brain trust fills out the 25-player roster bound for Sochi, the 24-year-old Benn has forced his way into the mix on left wing -- and the betting money is that he makes the team.

Talk about a statement.

"It ...

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