Gearing up for Olympics

Jonathan Quick got in his first practice with his Team USA goalie pads and blocker, and Jack Johnson also practiced with his USA gloves. The presumption has been that Quick is considered Team USA’s third goalie, behind Ryan Miller and Tim Thomas, and that Quick would be a longshot to get into an Olympic game. Given the way Quick has played recently, though, it’s not crazy to think that Quick might get a look. Murray endorsed the idea today…

MURRAY: “Quick has played a lot of games. I think he’s the winningest goaltender in the National Hockey League right now. If we’re looking at the selections of players to all the different teams, the resume you bring, the record you bring, is how you are selected. To me, when I look at Jonathan Quick and I see what he has done in this part of the season. If there is an opportunity for him to play, I think he should play. There would be no hesitation in my mind, based on performance to date.”

In the next couple days, I’ll have a story on Quick’s new Olympic mask and the story behind it.

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