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Chris Pronger's Olympic hopes have been buoyed by a strong start to the NHL season. ((Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press))

With the NHL season nearing the quarter pole, Canadian Olympic men's hockey team boss Steve Yzerman is down to about six weeks to decide which players to submit for his final 23-player roster for the Vancouver Games.

Yzerman has a lot of factors to consider. Along with having to decide which hot (and cold) starts are for real, Yzerman has seen several players invited to the summer orientation camp in Calgary sidelined with an assortment of ailments. That list includes Simon Gagne, Mike Green, Roberto Luongo, Cam Ward, Shea Weber, Dan Hamhuis, Milan Lucic, Andy McDonald, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal and Jonathan Toews.

How much weight should Yzerman give to the early part of the season? Which Canadian players have impressed you most? Who needs to do more? If you had to choose the team today, you would you take to Vancouver? Who would you leave home?

CBCSports.ca senior writer Tim Wharnsby talked about it with you in Tuesday's interactive chat.