Canada's Olympic camp is underway, and the invited goalies include Martin Brodeur, Marc-Andre Fleury, Roberto Luongo, Steve Mason and Cam Ward.
That lineup looks pretty good to me, it's nice to see they didn't pick a Turco or an Osgood just because of the "name" factor or because of team success. The only other guy who comes to mind that could have been there would be J.S. Giguere, who doesn't have much of an international track record and picked the wrong time to have a poor year. Carey Price was at one point considered the most likely candidate in the "young guy who's there for the experience" role but was leapfrogged by Mason.
I think the choices that matter (the starter and the backup) are pretty straightforward this time around: Just go with the same guys as before. Brodeur and Luongo have been the top 2 since the 2004 World Cup, and I expect both of them are already pencilled into the starting lineup. That leaves Ward and Fleury fighting it out for the chance to sit in the stands, unless I'm underestimating how much weighting will be put on the latter two guys' Cup rings and recent playoff heroics.
The debate over the third goalie on the team is one of those debates that are fun but pretty irrelevant in the big picture. Ward vs. Fleury is pretty close. I wouldn't want to have to make that decision right now, I'd prefer to wait a bit to see if the evidence suggests that Ward's 2008-09 second half was the result of improvement or merely a hot streak. If so I'd probably be leaning towards Ward, although I imagine Fleury's Cup ring likely gives him a bit of an edge with the selection committee at the moment. Again, that decision isn't likely to have any impact at all on the ice in Vancouver.
Mason had some good timing with his rookie year and he'll have the chance to make an impact on the Team Canada brass, although he's a longshot to get named. Mason's Calder Trophy has given him the coveted "young Canadian goalie of the future" mantle, although I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that flip around again this coming season if Mason hits a sophomore slump and Carey Price reverts to his 2007-08 form. It probably won't matter either way, as I don't think either have any chance at all to be wearing the Maple Leaf in Vancouver.