Sochi 2014

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Team Canada Snubs and Question Marks

As many of us hockey obsessed people witnessed on Tuesday morning, Hockey Canada finally selected its roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although the management team, led by Steve Yzerman, did their very best to make us lose interest with a series of speeches from people we have never heard of, most of […]

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Team Canada Olympic hockey roster announced for Sochi 2014

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 […]

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Betting on Team Canada in men’s hockey at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

As usual, Team Canada goes into the Olympic Games (with NHL participation) as the best team on paper. They have the most talent and the most depth of any country in the world. Of course as everyone knows, that doesn’t guarantee anything.

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Betting on scoring leaders in men’s hockey at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

If you’re like me (we are all Rob The Hockey Guy?), then you’re probably going to join a hockey pool or two for the 2014 Olympic hockey tournament. We don’t know who will play on which line, who will get all of the power play time or who will mesh with who, so what do […]

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Betting on underdogs in men’s hockey at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

WANT TO BET ON IT? Follow this link to start an 888 Sports betting account today.  You are eligible for a signup bonus and great promotions down the road.   The Olympic ice hockey tournament has proven to be a bit of an unpredictable tournament since NHL players began participating in 1998. Three different teams […]

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Team USA Olympic hockey roster announced

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). 

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Team Slovenia

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 […]

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Team Norway

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 […]

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Team Austria

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.

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Team Latvia

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 […]

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