I've been looking through some player stats on hockeydb lately and have noticed a number of people listed as part of the Canadian National Team for a season or two. I'm just curious, was this something that only occurred during the olympic years? If so, why did they play so many games (and why did they play a number of games in off years)? Also, why is Petr Nedved listed on the team in 93-94? I rarely ever see US National team listed for players, so I was just curious as to why the Canadian National team seems to play such a prominent role?