Category: Sochi 2014

Olympic Hockey: Canada-USA to clash in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Olympic Hockey.

Not surprisingly, Team Canada and the U. S. will square off in a one-game decider at the 2014 Winter Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi. Quite unfortunately, the meeting will occur in the semi-finals, rather than the gold medal game. At…

Olympic Hockey Heartbreak: Russia ousted on home ice by Finland

Pavel Datsyuk, Team Russia

There will be no gold for the Russian men’s Olympic hockey team in Sochi. With the proposition of tournament life or death hanging in the balance, Finland and Russia squared off in the most high profile matchup of the Olympic…

Olympic Hockey: Opportunity knocks for Team USA’s Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel, Team USA.

Criticism and Phil Kessel are as synonymous as tape and hockey sticks. And despite all the shots taken at number 81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s the shots he takes, on the ice, that continue to win over his…

Olympic Hockey: The Russians are (maybe) coming

Pavel Datsyuk, Team Russia

The 2014 Winter Olympic hockey tournament has been surprising so far, to say the least. Defenceman Drew Doughty leads Team Canada in scoring, two-time Cup winner Patrick Kane called Phil Kessel the best player he’s ever played with, and the…

Olympic Hockey: Don’t worry about Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby, Team Canada's roster.

Despite Team Canada’s best Olympic preliminary round showing with NHL players, some have decided to question the defending gold medalist Canadians after three preliminary round games in Sochi. Canada went 3-0 in round-robin play, defeating its opponents by a combined…

Olympic Hockey: Team USA on collision course with Team Canada in Sochi

Patrick Kane, Team USA.

Four years ago, it was Canada and the United States who warred for gold in Vancouver. At the 2014 Winter Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, a gold medal game rematch between hockey’s two North American powerhouses is not possible.…

Team Canada earns bye to Olympic hockey quarterfinals

Shea Weber, Team Canada.

Chalk it up to another close game between Team Canada and Finland. With 1st place overall on the line, all either side needed to do was defeat the other in regulation. It turned out that such an accomplishment was not…

Team Canada’s 5 most concerning questions after 2 games in Sochi

Roberto Luongo, Team Canada.

With two games in the history books, Team Canada has yet to be tested in Sochi. Today, defending bronze medalling Finland is on the docket in what will be Canada’s one and only real challenge before the elimination games begin…

Hit Or Miss: Team Sweden’s history at the NHL-Olympics

Oliver Ekman Larsson, Team Sweden

The 2014 Winter Olympic hockey tournament begins today with Team Sweden and the Czech Republic meeting head-to-head at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi. Both nations boast a rich hockey history, including a gold medal apiece since NHL players began…