With a pair of goals on Monday against Nashville on top of last week’s NHL number one star of the week honour, Alex Burrows is red hot at the moment. But it’s the controversy that revealed itself on Monday night that is all anyone can talk about. Burrows accused referee Stephane Auger of carrying out a personal vendeta against him, looking to call penalties because Burrows showed up Auger a month ago. Listening to Burrows in his post game interview and looking in his eyes, it’s not likely that he is fabricating this story. If it’s true, the NHL will have a messy situation on its hands. Helping Burrows’ case is the fact that his chat with Auger was caught on camera, although you can’t tell what they are talking about.
After lets face it, a boring first 20-30 games this season, there are now lots of things going on in Canuckland. In fact, I can think of at least ten of them:
In dramatic fashion (thank you Brian Burke) at the Winter Classic, Team USA was revealed on Saturday. We tried to predict the roster back in August and did pretty well I think (we’ll happily accept accolades in the comments section). We correctly predicted all but four players correctly. Team USA was named with quite a few surprise omissions however. Lets take a look:
Yesterday we looked at Team Canada’s roster, but there were also a few other countries that announced their rosters for the 2010 Olympics that flew under the radar. Lets take a look:
This decade went by wayyyy too fast! Seriously, it’s been quite a blur! Or maybe that’s just a sign of getting old. Anyways.. here’s the January 2010 Calendar Wallpaper featuring everyone’s favorite underdog, Kyle Wellwood!
PS, Wellwood is still sexy.
The speculation about who will make Team Canada ended on Wednesday (Canuckz.com correctly predicted 16 of the 23 players named back in August… is that good?), as GM Steve Yzerman revealed the 2010 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team. As expected, lots of deserving players were left off, but lets start by looking at who made the team:
Will Slovakian hockey fans have much to cheer about in 2010? It’s doubtful, yet this is the most well-rounded team that Slovakia has ever put together. It’s also a team filled with guys that used to play in the NHL and even has a guy who isn’t playing hockey right now! Without further ado, Team Slovakia:
Disappointing news concerning Schneider in my opinion. Why exactly was he brought in?
The defending Olympic champions, Team Sweden, announced their 23 man roster on Sunday. The Swedes are flying a bit under radar at the moment, as a lot of their top players from years past are now retired or nearing retirement: Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg and Nicklas Lidstrom.
Team Russia became the first of the contending teams to announce their roster for the 2010 Olympic hockey tournament on Friday. While Team Russia doesn’t have as much depth as Canada (nobody does), they still have enough depth to have a few controversial omissions from their roster. We’ll analyze who was left off in a minute (FUN!).
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