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.
Slovakia, once a team on the rise with a talented group of forwards is now a team in decline. Players like Ziggy Palffy, Pavol Demitra and Peter Bondra have not been replaced. They are still being carried by players that are long in the tooth and there isn’t a lot of promising young players in […]
In our continuing look at the top contenders participating in February’s Olympic hockey tournament, today we take a look at team Czech Republic.
Sweden enters the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament with high hopes and a new leadership core. This is no longer a group led by the likes of Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg and Niklas Lidstrom. This team will need to be led by Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg and Erik Karlsson.
With the 2014 Sochi Olympics less than three months away, we’ve started to preview some of the top teams that will hit the ice to battle for gold come February. Yesterday, Rob took a look at Team Russia. Next up: Team USA.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games gets started in less than three months so I think it’s time for a preview! The Olympics start on February 7, with the men’s Olympic hockey tournament beginning on February 12. From Monday to Thursday this week and next, Tyler Wilde, Ryan Biech and myself will be previewing the rosters […]
Pavel Bure may have put together the finest Olympic performance of all-time as a member of the Vancouver Canucks in 1998. I’m not talking about him scoring 51 goals that season, although that was impressive. I am talking about Pavel Bure’s performance for Team Russia at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano. Pavel Bure didn’t have […]
Have you seen the big Pepsi marketing campaign asking for Canadians to submit a new cheer for cheering on Team Canada in 2010? Essentially they wanted Canadians (or customers) to come up with a Canadian equivalent to “U-S-A U-S-A!” or “Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!”. Well, it seems as though they’ve come up with a cheer. Canada, get ready for… “Eh-Oh-Canada-Go“.
It appears the injury bug has bitten the Canucks early this season. It started with lingering injuries carrying over from last season for Pavol Demitra and Mathieu Schneider. Then it was Jannik Hansen, who was injured on the last game of the preseason. Now, even worse news. The Canucks will be without iron-man Daniel Sedin and (what’s the opposite of iron man?) Sami Salo.