Michael Grabner stepped up his play after returning from the Olympics, but has been sidelined lately due to a concussion. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Team Austria Eager to Surprise at the Olympics

Ice-hockey enjoys great and ever growing popularity in Austria Team Austria is one of the outsiders of the Olympic ice-hockey tournament. This fact is recognized by the Austrian ice-hockey community […]

by · January 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

The Sidney Crosby Secret: Becoming a Team Canada Captain

Sidney Crosby was named the captain of Team Canada for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Sunday. He already has an Art Ross Trophy, a Hart Trophy, and a Stanley Cup […]

by · January 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
Team Canada faces off against Team Snubbed: Sidney Crosby versus Claude Giroux

Olympic Hockey Showdown: Team Canada Versus Team Snubbed

After Hockey Canada announce the Team Canada roster going to Sochi to compete for gold at the 2014 Olympics, I posed the question: “What if Canada could take two squads […]

by · January 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Wild Prospect Mathew Dumba Faces Uncertain Future

What’s next for Wild Prospect Mathew Dumba? The return of Mathew Dumba to the Minnesota Wild may be put on hold until next season despite his return to the Twin […]

Kevin Shattenkirk was ona bus in Maine scrambling to get the scores of the Gold Medal Game.  (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Road to Sochi: Team USA Led by Blues Selections

The past two weeks, fellow THW writer Mike Poepping and I have taken a look at the Blues selected to participate for their home countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics. […]

by · January 16, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues
Alex Pietrangelo missed Day 1 of camp last season (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Road To Sochi: St. Louis Blues on Team Canada

Team Canada will obviously be looking to defend their Gold Medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games this February in Sochi.  Their blue line will be chock full of good defensemen […]

by · January 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues
(Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports)

Who Will Carry Your Country’s Flag at The Opening Ceremony in Sochi?

It’s no secret that being selected to compete for your home country in the olympics is an honor that many will never have. However, it is even more of an […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
Stavanger Oilers Win the Continental Cup in Rouen, France

Stavanger Oilers Win the Continental Cup in Rouen, France

Stavanger Oilers have tenaciously won the Plate of the Continental Cup Winners. The finals of this IIHF tournament were hosted on 10-12 January 2014 by the French city of Rouen […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
P.K. Subban was one of a few superstars to try out a mounted GoPro and showcase some nifty moves in a commercial, but would a mounted camera create unwanted problems for players and their routines? (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Montreal Canadiens Ready to Impress in Sochi

In just over a month, Men’s Hockey will hit the ice at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.  With the help of nearly 150 NHLers, 12 teams will be vying for […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Former Montreal Canadiens Forward Andrei Kostitsyn (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Selecting the ‘Best of the Rest’ Olympic Roster

For the players left out of the Olympics, we’ve constructed a ‘Best of the Rest’ roster of players hailing from nations that didn’t qualify.

Continental Cup Super Final Under Way in Rouen, France

Continental Cup Super Final Under Way in Rouen, France

The French city of Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, is hosting the finals of the IIHF’s Continental Cup. The first day of the games has been eventful and full […]

by · January 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
Eric Lindros during his time in Toronto (Icon SMI)

Former Maple Leafs Dominate Tournaments of Old

It’s finally time to unveil the top five former Toronto Maple Leafs to play at the World Junior Hockey Championships. This short list of players includes no current Leafs and might […]

by · January 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship