PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal may be wearing a different sweater next winter. Neal has been invited to Hockey Canada’s Olympic camp, and he tells Vinnie & Cook about it on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

“It’s definitely an honor,” Neal says. “Growing up in Canada and how big hockey is here, being a part of the World Juniors and seeing what the Canadian team did a few years ago, it’s pretty special.”

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“I think every guy wants to win a Stanley Cup a little more than a gold medal, but obviously a gold medal is very special. Any Canadian kid would love to put on that Olympic Canadian jersey.”

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While Neal will be joined by teammates Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Chris Kunitz at the camp, one fellow Penguin who did not make the roster is goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Neal is disappointed at that development, but thinks Fleury can turn it around.

“He had a tough go in the playoffs again,” Neal says of Fleury. “But he’s going to bounce back and have a great summer. He’ll come in with something to prove, and he’ll come back strong.”

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Neal also looks back on the Penguins’ offseason so far, and admits that the series against Boston is still frustrating to think about. Listen to the entire interview below!