Four years ago Mike Green missed the cut for the Canadian Olympic team that went on to win the gold medal in Vancouver. He understood how strong a team Canada had in 2010 and says it wasn’t discouraging to not make the roster but rather a source of motivation.

“They had a great team. I wasn’t disappointed at all because I knew how talented the players were that were there and that they were going to win” Green said in a phone interview last week. “It’s about Canada winning the gold and that’s it.”

Green 27 is in attendance at Canada’s orientation camp this week in his hometown of Calgary. He wants to get a feel for what the coaches and management staff are looking for and hopes to garner consideration for a place in the lineup for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

When he vied to be part of the squad for Vancouver Green was in the midst of his most productive offensive seasons (73 and 76 points in 2008-09 and 2009-10 respectively) and back-to-back nods as a Norris Trophy finalist.

This time around Green believes he has more to offer as a well-rounded player.