After months of speculation and debate, we finally know who will be on Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games next month. Roberto Luongo and Dan Hamhuis from the Vancouver Canucks made the team. My predictions from November were spot-on for the defencemen and goaltenders, but were blown up a bit on forward. Here are […]
The Czech Republic announced their Olympic roster today and there were no shortage of surprises! The show stopper was their selection of 42 year old former Canuck Petr Nedved, who is currently playing in the Czech league. After seeing that, I immediately searched the rest of the roster for Frank Kucera, Roman Cechmanek and Robert […]
Team USA unveiled their roster for the Sochi 2014 Olympics after the Winter Classic today. There were a few surprises, including Keith Yandle not making the team. Former Canuck Cory Schneider was passed over in favour of Jimmy Howard (wrongfully so in my opinion).
Slovenia represents our final 2014 Olympic roster preview. A country of only two million people, this former Yugoslavian state is a country participating in their first Olympic ice hockey tournament. To say Slovenia, a country of only two million people, is an underdog would be an understatement. Gambling websites have them listed anywhere from 1000-1 […]
For the last month we have been previewing the teams that will be competing in the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. You’ve seen the best, now see the rest! Today’s team is a hockey country on the rise. Team Norway has outplayed Germany on the world stage in the last […]
Austria is far from a hockey power and a surprise entry into the Olympic hockey tournament. A country of approximately 8 million people, it is known more for alpine skiing and soccer than hockey. Remarkably, Austria’s national hockey team finds itself in the Olympic Games, with the top 12 hockey playing countries in the world.
I wasn’t planning on doing a preview for Latvia, Norway, Austria or Slovenia (aka the other guys), but I’ve had a change of heart. Sure, only the top eight countries are likely to be a factor in the Olympic tournament, but anything is possible. Nobody thought that Belarus had a chance to beat anyone in […]
Canada will try to defend its status as Olympic hockey champion in Sochi and it won’t be easy. Canada won’t have the home crowd or small ice surface to their advantage like they did in 2010. With 78 days until the start of the Sochi Olympics and 40 days before the team has to be […]
In my final Olympic preview (Rob will finish things off with a look at team Canada tomorrow) I take a look at the country with the most medals in Olympic hockey with NHL participation: Team Finland.
As we start to wind down our previews of the top contenders taking part in the Sochi Olympics, I tackle my toughest task: projecting Team Switzerland.