Category: Team Russia

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: 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…

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…

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…

Colorado Avalanche: was the Semyon Varlamov arrest part of a plot to weaken the Russian Olympic team?

Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov turned himself in to Denver police on October 30, 2013, following accusations of domestic violence. Upon arrest the Russian netminder was criminally charged with second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault. Varlamov is accused of perpetrating the…

Watch Malkin and Ovechkin singing in Olympic music video

Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals showed off their singing skills in a recent promotional video for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It’s unclear whether the two NHL Hart trophy winners are lip-syncing, but the video is entertaining nonetheless.

*Former NHL players Pavel Bure and Alexei Yashin can also be spotted wailing away