Category: Sochi 2014

Team Canada takes the ice for first practice in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Team Canada's roster.

Today, the highly anticipated Canadian Olympic national team took to Russian ice for its first practice, after arriving in Sochi less than 24-hours prior. Quick news and notes: Jeff Carter will replace the injured Steven Stamkos on Canada’s top line…

Vancouver Canucks: Henrik Sedin will not be representing Sweden in Sochi

Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks.

On the same day that one Art Ross winner was added to an Olympic roster, another was removed. Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks has been deemed unavailable to represent his native Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,…

Martin St. Louis Named To Team Canada

Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, 1,000 games.

It was announced yesterday that Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos will not be joining his fellow Canadians at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Less than twenty-four hours later, Team Canada’s brass, headed by Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman,…

Sidney Crosby named captain of Team Canada in Sochi

Sidney Crosby, Team Canada's roster.

Less than a month from now, the National Hockey League will send some of its most talented players to Sochi, Russia, to participate in the hockey tournament portion of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Team Canada announced its final roster on…

Team Russia 2014 hope to bring home gold medal in Sochi

Alex Ovechkin, Team Russia.

In the final hour of the IIHF imposed roster naming deadline for the Sochi Winter Olympics that begin next month in Russia, the host nation announced the cast that hopes to bring home a gold medal. No country in the…

Team Canada Sochi 2014: The Named and the Unnamed

Team Canada, 2014 Sochi.

After a lengthy, boring introduction that almost put general manager Steve Yzerman to sleep – possibly contributed to his momentary loss of concentration at the podium – Team Canada announced its highly anticipated roster in Toronto, Canada, today. I’ve never…

Team Sweden: No Hedman, No Brodin, No Problem

Henrik Lundqvist, Team Sweden.

Team Sweden has been made official mere hours before the roster announcement deadline imposed by the International Ice Hockey Federation, and similarly to the United States and Czech Republic, there are some surprising omissions. Defencemen Viktor Hedman of the Tampa…

Finland: Only nation to medal three times with NHL players

Teemu Selanne, Sochi 2014

Two days after the country’s fantastic gold medal winning performance on enemy territory at the World Junior Championships, Finland has announced its final men’s hockey roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The two most notable absentees from the junior…

Team Canada’s forward depth guarantees surprising omissions from Olympic roster

Tomorrow morning, Team Canada will announce its final roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and strictly due to an abundance of qualified forward options, there will be some interesting omissions. Dependant on how Canadian general manager Steve Yzerman…