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What if Olympic Hockey Went to an Under-23 Format?

The Winter Olympics and the NHL’s participation in them is a hot button topic every four years. Depending who you ask the league’s involvement is seen in both a positive […]

by · November 30, 2013 · 2 comments · Olympics
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Did The 2005 NHL Lockout Help Make The 2003 Draft Class Great?

When it comes to the annual NHL Entry Draft, few draft years are held in such high esteem as the class of 2003.

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Should Steven Stamkos Play for Team Canada?

When Steven Stamkos broke his leg in a freak play in Boston earlier this month, both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Canada was left with a huge hole. Stamkos […]

by · November 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Marc-Andre Fleury Should Make Team Canada

Marc-Andre Fleury Should Make Team Canada

Marc-Andre Fleury should make the Team Canada roster for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Before you bash me for thinking I’m a Pittsburgh Penguins’ homer, hear me out. As I wrote […]

by · November 26, 2013 · 5 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
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James Reimer Deserves Olympic Consideration

James Reimer leads the NHL in save percentage. He is just outside the top 10 in goals-against-average for a team that allows the most shots on goal per game. He is playing some of the best hockey of his career. For those reasons I believe he should be considered for Team Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

by · November 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Team USA Hockey: John Gibson Going to Sochi?

With the struggling goaltending prospects on Team USA’s radar, it would be wise for the front office of to add rookie John Gibson to the final roster.

by · November 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
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Sharks in Sochi: Stock Updates for SJ Hopefuls

Before the season, I had highlighted seven of the Sharks that had been invited to Olympic training camps.  With a over a quarter of the season gone, the chances of […]

by · November 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, San Jose Sharks
The History of Latvian Hockey

The History of Latvian Hockey

With Ted Nolan, head coach of the Latvian men’s hockey team, coming back to North America to also coach the Buffalo Sabres, the national team has finally been getting a […]

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Patrick Marleau Is Making Convincing Case For Canadian Olympic Team

When Mike Babcock and Hockey Canada released their preliminary roster for the 2014 Olympics there was no doubting that Patrick Marleau felt a bit of anger that he was nowhere […]

by · November 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, San Jose Sharks
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Making a Case for Jamie Benn on Team Canada

The quest for gold and national pride at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is getting closer for Canada. And Jamie Benn hopes to be a part of it. He deserves it. […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Olympics
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Team Canada Olympic Roster: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

There were plenty of surprises when the Team Canada Olympic Roster of 47 players  was announced back in August, and no doubt GM Steve Yzerman will have a couple more […]

by · November 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, Previews and Predictions
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Matt Keith Making It Count With Red Bull

Meet Matthew Keith, the second round pick of the Blackhawks in 2001. The 30-year-old forward is currently playing in the Erste Bank Hockey League with E.C. Red Bull Salzburg.  The 2013-2014 […]

by · November 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, International Hockey