Category: Team USA

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: 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: 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 USA announced with some surprising omissions

David Backes, Team USA.

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, only five weeks away, the Americans were first to announce their final roster. Yesterday, immediately following the Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, USA Hockey named its…

Florida Panthers: Tim Thomas’ bid for a spot with Team USA at Sochi 2014

Tim Thomas, Team USA, Florida Panthers.

Florida Panthers netminder Tim Thomas is not shy about his desire to play for Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia this coming February. The native of Flint, Michigan has represented his country at four World Championships, and was…

Nashville Predators: Seth Jones is living up to the hype

Seth Jones with Team USA. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

When defeceman Seth Jones slipped to fourth overall in the 2013 NHL entry draft, Nashville Predators GM David Poile must have been licking his chops. NHL Central Scouting pegged the smooth skating blueliner first among North American skaters, for a reason.…