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2014 World Juniors: Top 5 Most Disappointing Performances

2014 World Juniors Make no mistake, a player’s performance at the 2014 World Juniors is far from a guarantee about what his NHL future could look like.  For most fans, […]

Why Sweden Will Win Gold in Sochi

Why Sweden Will Win Gold in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics coming up in one month, the hockey world seems to be focused on the USA and Canada and how their teams will respond. Canada is the […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
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Leafs’ Budding Stars at World Junior Hockey Championships

So far, we’ve looked at the bottom ten of the top 20 former and current Toronto Maple Leafs who have contributed to their country’s success at the World Junior Championships. […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
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The Demise of Canadian Goalies

Patrick Roy.  Jacques Plante.  Martin Brodeur.  Ken Dryden.  Glenn Hall.  The list of superstar Canadian goalies of the past could go on forever.  It could be argued that nine of […]

Team USA GM David Poile. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

David Poile Apology to Bobby Ryan: Real or Imagined?

David Poile delivered an apology to Bobby Ryan on Friday. Poile apologized on behalf of Brian Burke for Burke’s degrading comments regarding Ryan’s playing style. Burke, known for his outspoken opinions, was one […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics
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Rasmus Slays the Giant to Bring Gold to Finland

In an outcome few predicted, Rasmus Ristolainen fired the shot heard around the hockey world to knock off host country Sweden in overtime and deliver a World Junior Championship to […]

by · January 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Road To Sochi: Blues on Team Sweden

The Blues will likely be providing Sweden with one of the league’s top shooters and a reliable center with a scoring touch. But there may be more coming from the […]

by · January 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues
2012 Draft Eligible Sebastian Collberg of Team Sweden sports his Gold Medal (Chris Ralph/THW)

A Scandinavian Showcase For Gold at World Juniors

A Sweden win against Russia and a Finland win against Canada in the semifinals have the two Scandinavian rivals squaring off for Gold At the World Junior Championship in Malmö, […]

by · January 4, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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American Jets: Wheeler’ing it to Sochi

At least one Winnipeg Jet will compete at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. That became fact  when Team USA announced their  final  roster for next month’s winter olympics in Russia as the […]

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Sochi Olympics: Goaltending the Great Equalizer

Decision time is drawing near for Olympic rosters to be announced for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  There is a deadline of January 7 put in place by the IIHF where […]

by · January 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Olympics
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Road To Sochi: Russian Blues Could Be Force

The St. Louis Blues will have a lot to look forward to when the Sochi Winter Olympic Games arrive.  Here, The Hockey Writers’ Jeff Ponder and I will look at Blues players who may […]

by · January 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues
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Oshie Displays Why He’s Olympic Bound

With all of the questions surrounding the selections for the American Olympic roster, T.J. Oshie answered the bell with one of his better games of the season. The 2014 Olympian […]

by · January 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues