Tag: 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: 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…

Sochi 2014: Four preliminary round men’s hockey games that will entertain you

Jaromir Jagr, Sochi 2014

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Over a five day span, twelve nations will compete for favourable placement in the quarter-finals and ultimately, a chance to win an Olympic gold medal…

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,…